One of SWE’s STEM Reentry Task Force partners, United Technologies (UTC), has expanded their reentry program to India. UTC’s Re-Empower Program provides challenging opportunities for experienced professionals returning to work after a career break. Returning to work after an absence of two or more years can seem daunting. To help with this transition, UTC’s Re-Empower Program in India is designed specifically to help individuals bring their knowledge, experience and creativity back to the workforce.
The STEM Reentry Task Force, the groundbreaking career reentry initiative co-led by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch is now responsible for hundreds of returning technical professionals resuming careers after career breaks. The powerful alliance, including global companies across sectors ranging from automotive to defense to environmental to technology, has entered its fourth year as new members and past members continue to grow their programs.
“There’s a hidden talent pool in women returning to work after a break, but those resumes are often overlooked due to large gaps in employment,” says Karen Horting, CEO and executive director of SWE. “The STEM Reentry Task Force addresses this by creating an avenue for those women to re-introduce themselves into the workforce, and for organizations to reach a larger candidate pool for leadership positions.”
About UTC’s Re-Empower Program:
The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities and enhance their leadership skills. Over the course of the comprehensive 16-week program based in Bangalore, professionals will:
- gain paid, on-the-job experience
- have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership
- develop personalized plans for success
- receive coaching to guide their return to work experience
Upon completion of the program, based on performance, participants will be eligible for full-time employment.