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Virtual Equality Lounge: The Great Returnship, Creating the New Workplace

September 13, 2021 Virtual
Virtual Equality Lounge: The Great Returnship, Creating the New Workplace, Getting Women Back to Work, The Case for Returnships


Nearly two million women have dropped out of the U.S. labor force since the pandemic began. Returnship programs which recruit and provide paid job training to candidates who have left the workforce for a year or more—usually meaning women who stopped working to take care of young children or other relatives are seeing a resurgence. Big tech and finance companies have offered returnships for more than a decade; Is this an opportunity for more companies to help women get back to work?

Moderator:

  • Danielle Kayembe, FQ Impact

Speakers:

  • Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO and Co-founder, iRelaunch

  • Nico Rosenstone, CEO & Founder, The Inclusion Practice

  • Amy Mahery, Senior Vice President, Head, Global Business Franchise, Neurology & Immunology, EMD Serono, Inc.

  • Ulysses Smith, Head, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Blend

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