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Salesforce Empowers Women With Its Return To Work Initiative

The programme supports women who have been on a career break with an opportunity to jumpstart their career

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Salesforce announced the Return to Work programme aimed at supporting women who have taken a career break, with a platform and opportunity to jumpstart their professional journey. The six-month programme provides eligible candidates an opportunity to work, learn and be mentored as members of the Salesforce team in India. 

Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson, Salesforce India, said, “At Salesforce, we are committed to Equality. Gender balance and inclusivity are essential for innovation, customer success and employee satisfaction. As a working mother myself, I understand the challenges of balancing home and a high-performing career. This program is designed to give women a unique opportunity to build a successful career in spite of the challenges faced by us, thereby creating role models for others to follow.”

Roles include technology, sales, marketing or customer success, across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. Each candidate is paired with a mentor to help guide and navigate their career successfully. 

 “When I decided to return to work, I started questioning my ability because of the gap in my work history,” said Ayushi Parmar, Technical Engineer at Salesforce. “I got referred to this wonderful program by Salesforce. Honestly, the moment I submitted my application, I knew this was my aim. While in the program, I got a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with intelligent and innovative people who helped me grow into my current role.”

 Since it was piloted in February 2022 the programme has supported 70+ women to date, helping them navigate their careers, re-enter the workforce and find careers in tech. To date, 75 per cent of participants have landed full-time jobs. At the end of the programme, participants are allowed to apply for open roles at the company. 


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