6 Tips for Moms Returning to Work After Having a Baby

6 Tips for Moms Returning to Work After Having a Baby

Taking a break from work to have a child can be a mixed bag of emotions for most women. On one hand, having a baby is an exciting time for anyone. But taking a significant amount of time off from work can be worrisome. Will your job be there when you are ready to return? If not, will you be able to find a new job with a gap in your resume? How will you strike a balance between being productive at work and caring for your family? Will you be able to contribute at work in the same way as before? While the process is never easy, the WBW returnees we talked to told us there are some things you can do to master the art of balancing a successful career and life at home as a mom. 

Women Back to Work - A Special Guest at the Evanta CIO Executive Summit

Women Back to Work - A Special Guest at the Evanta CIO Executive Summit

The purpose of Women Back to Work (WBW) is to create systemic pathways for the re-entry of women into the workplace. 

Last week, in line with our purpose, WBW took a group of returnees to the Evanta CIO Executive Summit at San Francisco. Evanta, a Gartner company, fosters leadership development and collaborative exchange among top C-level executives through their world-class leadership and networking events – CIO Executive Summit being one of them. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Network as a Returnee

5 Reasons Why You Should Network as a Returnee

Whatever the economic climate happens to be, landing a new job is always challenging, especially if you are a woman returning to the workforce after a hiatus. Searching through job openings, competing against currently employed candidates, and preparing for interviews can feel overwhelming. And you know it’s the same thing that everyone else is doing. So what can you do that will give you an advantage? Something that other job seekers aren’t likely to be doing? How do you give yourself a leg-up in your job search?  

5 Tips for Returnees on Using Social Media for a Job Search

5 Tips for Returnees on Using Social Media for a Job Search

We often forget how pervasive social media is. The first thing many of us do when we wake in the morning is check our phones for messages or calls. We then move on to our social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Social media is so seamlessly integrated into our lives that we rarely notice how many times a day we check our accounts. Statistics show that the average person spends close to 135 minutes on social media every day, and cumulatively, a whopping five years of their lives! That’s a lot!  

A Resume Formatting Guide for Women Returning to the Workplac

A Resume Formatting Guide for Women Returning to the Workplac

When it comes to resume writing, the format of your resume matters as much as the content. Your resume is the first face you put before a potential employer, and you need to make sure it makes a great first impression. Your resume should be able to accurately convey your skills, experience, education and accolades. So, what’s so important about format? 

Are You Missing Out On Exceptional Talent?

Are You Missing Out On Exceptional Talent?

Last week, a group of 50 amazing women walked into the Equinix Headquarters, ready to take control of their careers. Among them was a Data Analyst who loves Pilates, a Program Manager retired from the United States Air Force, a Senior Business Analyst who empowers women refugees from Afghanistan, an iOS Engineer who volunteers for 'Humane Eating'. These 50 women are part of a unique, underserved talent pool who are changing the way Equinix finds and hires technical talent.