Interview Follow-Up Best Practices for Returners

Interview Follow-Up Best Practices for Returners

So you’ve spent a considerable amount of time in refining your resume, you’ve landed that coveted interview for the job that will kick-off your return to work journey, and you feel like you’ve aced it! You should be getting your offer any time now. But as the days go by, turning into a week, or maybe two with no response, you might begin to question if your interview actually went as well as you thought. What are your next steps? Should you chalk it down to an unsuccessful attempt and move on to other opportunities? 

Contingent Workforce & Diversity: 5 Strategies to Create a Culture of Inclusion

Contingent Workforce & Diversity: 5 Strategies to Create a Culture of Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion have become key initiatives at most companies across the US. Executives now know that a diverse workforce is not only a nice thing to have, but statistics show that it also makes for a more innovative and productive company. In fact, a study by the Boston Consulting Group showed that companies with a diverse leadership team deliver 19% higher revenues than those without. Successful businesses in the modern world are built through leveraging diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.  

WBW Focus: Power Hour 

WBW Focus: Power Hour 

Since its inception in 2015, Women Back to Work has been striving to provide women with a career gap a jumpstart in their relaunch journey. WBW tackles the complex task of workforce reentry through a multipronged approach, empowering women to return to work fully equipped with the requisite skills and confidence. With a huge uptake in the number of career relaunch programs, a feature that sets WBW apart from its counterparts is its weekly Power Hour.   

WBW Co-Founder Sonu Ratra Featured as Community Impact Champion by Silicon Valley Business Journal

WBW Co-Founder Sonu Ratra Featured as Community Impact Champion by Silicon Valley Business Journal

The following article first appeared in the Silicon Valley Business Journal

Editor's note: Our Community Impact Awards spotlight individuals and organizations making a real change here in Silicon Valley. This is one of the seven award winners this year.

Sonu Ratra knows firsthand the challenges women face when they return from a career break. The Akraya co-founder confronted those challenges when she left a lucrative job 17 years ago to spend time raising her daughter, Ananya. When she wanted to return to work, she hit a brick wall.

Women Back to Work/Cisco Returnship Kick-off: A Returner’s Perspective

Women Back to Work/Cisco Returnship Kick-off: A Returner’s Perspective

It’s been a busy quarter for the Women Back to Work team. We’ve been focused on implementing our Full Service Returnship at Cisco. The WBW Returnship is one of the most comprehensive and effective ways to engage talented women looking to return to the workforce.  

In just a few weeks, a phenomenal group of returners with a background in Project/Program Management and Software Engineering will start their 16-week paid ‘Returnship’ at Cisco systems. These career hopefuls will spend their Returnship immersed in Cisco culture, working with seasoned employees, and learning the latest tools and platforms, all while being mentored by Cisco’s leadership.