In an effort to support highly skilled female professionals who have recently lost their jobs due to COVID-19, The Dream Collective will be launching She Pivots, a free 4-part online capability-building workshop to re-skill and up-skill individuals to help prepare them for career transitions and new job opportunities.
As part of the initiative, The Dream Collective will mobilise its partners to form a network of Job Provider Partners, including Datacom and Canva, to provide access to suited job openings after completion of the She Pivots Program.
For the vast majority countries, the early stages of COVID-19 layoffs have been focused in the services sector where women are overrepresented.
Past experience and emerging data illustrate that it is reasonable to project that the impacts of the COVID-19 global recession will result in a prolonged dip in women’s incomes and labour force participation.
Ensuring women remain in and expand their participation in the formal labour market will play a significant role in providing many economies with the capacity to ‘rebound’ with stronger, more equitable and sustainable growth.
Research has found that men apply for a job when they meet only 60 per cent of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100 per cent of them. She Pivots ensures that this confidence-gap is bridged.
She Pivots will be launched on May 28th. Enrolments open from May 7th.
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