Are you a woman who left the workforce, but doesn’t know how to get back in? Look no further than Inspiring Capital’s Women Re-Inspiration Program, “an experiential learning program that furnishes women with skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue careers within the social sector and use their experience for social impact.”
Program Associate Janet Hammond has been in your shoes. After moving from Canada to the U.S. for her husband’s job, Janet stayed at home with the kids. Twelve years later, she wanted to re-enter the workforce, but wasn’t quite sure how. After going back to work, and then losing her job, Janet looked into the Inspiring Capital Women’s Re-Inspiration Program in New York, but it just wasn’t possible for her to geographically join. That’s when Janet wanted the women of the Triangle to have this opportunity, and Inspiring Capital decided to expand the program to the Triangle, a place with a great network of entrepreneurship and huge support for B-Corps.
The program helps women who have had a career break step back in to the workplace by giving them a platform to re-engage in a purposeful way, through the social sector. The Women's Re-Inspiration Program uses personal development, ‘social sector 101’, and network connections to provide women the ability to get back into the workplace. ‘Social Sector 101 will partner with HQ Raleigh, United Way, and Burt’s Bees to show women how their businesses work. Many women are unaware that a lot of start-ups and non-profit companies actually need part-time flex-workers, which is what many women seek as an alternative to traditional work. This is a great alternative for so many women.