Raising kids is hard work, and many women technologists pause their careers so they can focus on supporting their families. Unfortunately, this gap in their careers can make it difficult for them to return to the workforce. Many hiring managers assume that these women technologists are no longer up to speed. As a result, these women are overlooked for higher roles, and some even leave the tech field altogether.
Luckily, there are ways to fix this leaky pipeline. One way organizations can retain more women technologists is through “returnships.” Returnships are internships designed specifically for mid-career people re-entering the workforce. Participants get the chance to not only sharpen their skills, but to also build their confidence before returning to work.
Learn more about one engineer’s successful experience with her returnship program at Intuit, an AnitaB.org partner. Read the full Mashable article.