Getting back to work is often a difficult choice, and beset with challenges. But there have been others before you who have taken the step, enrolled with the SCIP programme and succeeded in resurrecting their career.
Iravati Joshi, who is with Tata Motors Engineering Research Centre, Pune faced skepticism from family and friends when she opted to get back to work after a break of three years. She says, "Tata SCIP has been a great launch pad for me to re-enter the professional sphere. The timings offered under the Programme helped me strike a balance in my role as a working mother. The mentoring and support I get from my guides is encouraging and has made me more confident in dealing with professional responsibilities."
Similarly, Juille Katkar, who interned with Tata Trusts took a eight-year break from her career as an HR Manager after her daughter was born. She had, she says, "a most amazing time" as a full-time mother, she missed working in the corporate world. "Tata SCIP has helped me become a role model to my growing daughter and show her that women can achieve their goals, once they decide to!", says Katkar.
Smita Pathak, who first completed a six-month project and then stayed on as a consultant with Tata Services under the SCIP programme, says "I believe that motherhood is an important part of a woman's life, but that should not hamper a career. The key is to provide flexibility so that a woman can make a choice that is appropriate for her. At a time when I felt my kids didn't need my full-time presence, I decided to explore opportunities for returning to work. But with my changed life circumstances, my career goals had also altered and I needed something that would help me balance... SCIP helped me structure my work around my life needs, rather than the other way around."
These are only a few of the many success stories at SCIP. Watch more below.