Fast Company takes a closer look at the “opt-out revolution” — the fact that women are making up the majority of graduation rates and are facing challenges when re-entering the workforce after taking leave to raise children, among other reasons. Companies like Goldman are attempting to lead the re-entry initiative with efforts like their “Returnship Program”, but the hiring results of this competitive program in 2016 were nonexistent.
Are programs like these working? What else needs to be done to ensure that highly educated and qualified women who take time to raise their families are able to return to the workforce without enduring a “motherhood penalty”?
Meritas Partners executive coach Miriam Javitch weighs in with her advice to companies and employees navigating this tricky landscape. Her advice? Preventing an exit from the workforce altogether with employer flexibility.
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