Yes that's right! This one is for women looking to return to their corporate careers after a break. Five women in India are now a part of Google’s gCareer program, a six month internship for women professionals returning to the workforce.
gCareer India was launched to attract women professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who have been out of the workforce for one year or more, are interested in the digital advertising space and willing to step into the dynamic environment of our advertising teams.
Getting back to work after a break can be a frustrating process. Lack of opportunities, finding roles that will do justice to the applicants’ aspirations and career goals and also offer great work life balance can be pretty daunting obstacles for many. With challenges such as these, many women just give up the thought of getting back to work
In less than three months of launch in India, the program has already onboarded five experienced women professionals who took a break from their careers for personal reasons. Our gCareer interns have education backgrounds as diverse as pure sciences, management, economics, sociology, etc. and bring to the table experiences from a variety of industries and organizations, viz. advertising (traditional, digital and outdoor), direct sales, consulting and audit and product management.
With gCareer we want to encourage and enable women to get back to work as a break in a career should definitely not mean the end of it. On this International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate and congratulate the second innings of these five new Googlers.
Posted by Sharad Goyal, Head of People Operations, Google India