JobsForHer Partners Global Action On Poverty To Bring Women Back To Their Careers
It provides women restarters with a great opportunity to take the first step towards relaunching their career.
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JobsForHer (JFH), a connecting portal enabling women on a professional break to restart their careers announces its partnership with Global Action on Poverty (GAP), an initiative of Head Held High (HHH) Foundation aiming to alleviate poverty. The main objective of this association is to bring women back to work in volunteer roles for driving social impact, while enabling them to take the first step towards relaunching their careers.
GAP is run by a passionate team that catalyses the journey of changemakers who are working on projects and ideas that eradicate poverty in their communities. It is an initiative of HHH Foundation that focuses on initiatives for poverty eradication through transformation, those that can scale and can be sustainable.
Thus, with this initiative, both JFH and GAP aim to give women the power to relaunch their careers by preparing them with exposure to new skills and experiences.
Commenting on the initiative, Neha Bagaria, cofounder and CEO, JobsForHer said, “No matter how much time we spend on gaining years of professional work experience, taking a break, even if it is for a brief period of time, can prove to be a major hurdle when we decide to relaunch our careers. We have to remember that the world does move on without us while we were gone, and the only constant we can count on is change. The situation is especially true for women on a career break, as they have to face many difficulties and hurdles prior to re-entering the workforce.”
“Thus, we felt that change must be embraced, and sometimes it requires a radical change of attitude from the one that we have been using so far. With our volunteering initiative, women will get to take a trial run, and fully prepare themselves for any challenges they may face in the real world,” she added.
Adding to this partnership, Madan Padaki, cofounder and trustee of HHH Foundation said, “Our volunteering initiative introduces the volunteers as GAP Mithras or Guides to the Changemakers who are working on creating a positive impact in their communities.
The GAP Mithras will interact with our Changemakers on a regular basis and build meaningful relationships with them while assisting them with any issues that they may face. This is a great opportunity for the volunteers to influence the Changemaker’s life while building their own skills and experience. This is a deeply rewarding social impact opportunity which can be accomplished on flexible hours from home.”
The collaborative volunteering initiative by JobsForHer and GAP commenced in December. It will help instil a belief in women restarters that relaunching one’s career is actually very simple when they have little help from their peers in the industry. While most volunteering roles are unpaid, volunteering can provide women restarters with current, on-the-ground, real (working) world experience that they can present on their resume, in addition to a current referral from a manager/supervisor to include in their future job applications.
The volunteering initiative is open to all those women who miss the thrill and excitement of actively working in an organization, and are prepared to face any challenges head on.
JobsForHer is an online connecting portal that enables women on a professional break to restart their careers. Its vision is to reverse female brain-drain within the Indian workforce by facilitating various job opportunities to women who were on sabbatical, and help them reconnect with their careers. The dynamic venture works on a freemium model, through which companies are welcome to post job openings for free on its platform and women can apply to them for free.
About HeadHeldHigh Foundation and GAP
Head Held High Foundation stands for human dignity. Head Held High Foundation’s vision is a world of abundance, in which poverty has no place. HHH focuses on initiatives for poverty eradication through transformation, those that can scale and can be sustainable. The core of HHH’s initiatives is transforming lives, through capability, where a rural youth with no schooling, in 6 months is transported to being extraordinary capable as a person, and work-ready in a professional environment. This miraculous transformation enables such youth to be able to live her life with dignity, opening up economic opportunities without migrating to cities.
One of the initiatives of HHH is Global Action on Poverty (GAP), which aims to democratize the process of poverty alleviation by creating an enabling ecosystem for individuals to act on poverty. Our dream is to enable 100,000 ‘Changemakers’ to make a difference to at least 100 lives in their lifetime – in certain defined thematic areas & geographies, thereby impacting 10 million people to get out of poverty. We also aim to transform the Change-makers into Change-leaders who are at the forefront of change-making locally.
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