Prayaana Labs Holding ‘Comeback to Career’ Meet for Women

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Kochi: In a bid to help women get back to a career after a break, Prayaana Labs, in association with Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and KSIDC, will organise a ‘Comeback to Career’ (C2C) meet. This first-of-its-kind event will be held exclusively for qualified women who find it difficult to re-enter career after a break due to maternity or family requirements.

C2C will be held on May 24 at KMA Hall, Panampilly Nagar. The event will be marked by special career-orientation sessions. Participants will be guided by career mentors and will also be offered startup ideas and home-based business opportunities. One hundred selected women will be eligible for scholarships under Prayaana Fellowship which will help them kick-start their career again.

Prayaana Labs is an NGO which is engaged in helping professionally qualified women who lack a support system by providing necessary training and mentoring.

Chandra Vadhana, CEO, Prayaana Labs explains: “After thorough research, I found that India has the least number of women in the workforce, despite the fact that most of these women are highly qualified. India has the highest number of professionally qualified housewives in the world. In Kerala, even though the potential is high, women end up choosing the comfortable or stereotypical job; they are not ready to take risks. So these are the issues we want to address and we also want to promote women leadership.”

She adds, “This is a multifaceted problem and one of the key elements is the woman herself. A woman needs to be motivated to build confidence in her, so that she can take up leadership roles. This C2C came out of a need. While discussing these topics with top HR heads of various companies, one of the main problems that they shared with me was that, women resign and leave their jobs after marriage. Some take a break after childbirth and do not return to work. Sometimes they do not get the avenue to return. Even if they try to return after three or four years, these women lack confidence. Prayaana’s programmes have been designed to help them overcome these problems.”

Women who wish to participate in the event can register by visiting www.prayaana.org, www.facebook.com/prayaanalabs or call at 75108 93130.