The Weekend Leader - O4S launches its ‘Career Relaunch 2.0’ program

Career Relaunch 2.0 initiative launched to help women returning to work after sabbatical



Career Relaunch 2.0 is an initiative to help women returning to work after an extended break (Photos

Traditionally women have faced several challenges in returning to work after their marriage or maternity. Many women also take an extended break post-maternity to raise their children.

From finding a job again in the corporate world to explaining the reason for the break in employment to the HR personnel to the need to upgrade their skills the challenges are many.

Now, O4S, a supply chain SaaS start-up, has launched ‘Career Relaunch 2.0’, an initiative designed to help women on a sabbatical to make an easy transition back into the corporate world.

The program aims to help them re-launch their career after a break, supporting them in re-gaining their rigour, a company press release said.

As part of this initiative, the company will provide structured onboarding, focused mentoring, flexible work options, and job learning to the candidates.

The technology sector has only 26% women employees

O4S has received over $10 Million funding in the past few years and wishes to invest it in attracting the right talent pool.

The technology sector is already falling short of female employees, with only 26% women working in tech roles. Thus, making it even more critical for organizations, especially tech-based, to nurture what they already have and strive to achieve what they envision.

O4S is rigorously working towards creating a culture that encourages equal opportunities and empathy.

O4S’s founders also believe that women who wish to resume work represent a motivated talent pool and help drive the necessary growth. The company will provide an environment to address their concerns and close specific skills gaps.

“Gender biases, the wage gap, are very much talked about topics, which tend to obscure the need for initiatives to support women to relaunch their careers,” said Divay Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO, O4S.

“With the launch of Career Relaunch 2.0, we hope to provide a launchpad to women technologists who have had an extended absence from work due to unavoidable circumstances.

“This step enables a smooth transition to the workspace with structure and support. Through this program, we aim to encourage them to pursue their career goals - at O4S, we believe that a pause in a career does not mean a full stop.”

Divay Kumar, Co-founder, O4S

With this initiative, O4S aims to increase the diversity ratio at work and is looking to add 70+ female employees to their workforce by March 2022.

The program is started to ignite a culture change in the Tech industry in India by erasing the stereotypes that come from a career break by women.

O4S was incepted in 2017 and has raised over $10Mn so far, with a recent Series A investment of $6Mn led by Think Investments.

O4S, with its multi-module platform, enables traceability, automation across manufacturing, warehouses, retail networks, eventually leading to an increase in sales and performance. – TWL Bureau

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