Over the recent past, my conversations with women at work (at different phases / stages of life) has gone as below..
She: Hi.. Good evening
Me: Hello, How are you?
She: So you are a blogger.. Very nice
Me: Thank you
She: What is your blog about?
Me: My blog is called “Nischala’s Space, Thoughts and Expressions” in which I write about topics of professional interest – which revolve around women at work, marketing, social and leadership.
She: OK. Nice. I’ll surely read it. So, apart from your blog are there any online resources which can help me or any woman in her journey at work and life?
Me: Yes, and my answers are in this post. So read on 🙂
Listing them below in alphabetical order
Back To The Front aims to facilitate second careers for women by guiding them to incorporate work back into their lifestyle and reclaim their career. They provide meaningful job opportunities by way of full time, part time, project based assignments and contractual assignments for women who have decided to get back to work. They also provide various customized programs to guide and coach through the entire process of on boarding to a fulfilling second career.
BizDivas (An Altavis initiative)
Biz Divas provides a platform for the women of our region to come together and raise a common voice for promoting women leadership across all walks of life. We identify invest and bring visibility to extraordinary women in business, corporates and public leadership. [Src: Corporate Website]
P.inc: Women Power@Work is an initiative supported by The Times of India that aims at bringing women who have taken a break from work, back into the workforce. The initiative, through seminars, training workshops and access to employers will provide career resources and a service support system to mid-career professional women enabling them to overcome challenges and return to working life. [Src: Corporate Website]
SHEROES is a woman’s career destination. With full time jobs, flexible jobs, mentorship & entrepreneurship opportunities, it’s the largest community for women
SHEROES welcomes women professional across levels, stages and sectors to pro-actively access the largest OpportunityScape for women. There is a diverse and large range of opportunities to pick from — these include opportunities with women friendly employers, flex friendly formats, mompreneur programs, partnership programs and more. The SHEROES Community gets access to career resources, information and community sharing. SHEROES Mentors engage actively to help women attain career success on their own terms [Src: Corporate website]
Women across the world are actively joining the workforce, asserting themselves on issues and networking to become a strong force. In India over 60 million women are set to get online. From leaders, game-changers, board members, executives and entrepreneurs, sportswomen and politicians and every woman engaging in her goals, we are changing the conversation about them. We believe we are an active positive part of that change.
Companies and countries perform much better when they include and engage women in their workforce. Women in India, whether in farming communities or city centers, are taking steps toward becoming fully integrated and valued members of society. Many are setting up their own businesses, others are joining organisations that are ‘thinking’ women.
SheThePeople is their platform. A video story telling space that inspires women, strengthens their efforts, exchanges leadership ideas, fosters networking and reinforces their ability to contribute to growth. [Src: Corporate website]
Shenomics is a success and leadership coaching platform for professional women. We help women build a success toolkit to thrive in their careers and their lives on a foundation of inner mastery. Shenomics offers practical tools, guidance and inspiration to accelerate your professional development by helping you hone the skills needed to shine as professionals and leaders, while supporting the inner work you need to live with purpose and passion. [Src: Corporate website]
Women’s Web is THE place for the Indian woman who wants to stay engaged with the world, who believes that she has a place in the world, and ideas to offer. We focus on women’s self-development and pursuit of happiness, by offering information on career development, entrepreneurship, managing work and family, successful women, women’s health, social issues and personal finances. Our goal is to help women learn and grow! [Src: Corporate Website]
Now it’s great that there are so many initiatives, but “What’s in it for me as a woman?” might be your next logical question. To help you answer that, I’m drawing a comparative analysis of the offerings / services provided by each of them based on what I’ve read in the public domain
|Job Postings / Opportunities||Events / Meetups (online / offline)||Mentoring||Learnings and Inspiration (through content)||Leadership Coaching / Training|
POINTS TO NOTE:
- All the companies provide services beyond what is listed below.
- Above comparison has been compiled based on my interactions with women at work, and what emerged as important factors
- If there is any initiative which I have missed, please leave a comment below.