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Woman Changemaker Career Fair and Confluence


Woman Changemaker Career Fair and Confluence

New Delhi, 25 March 2019The sixth edition of ‘Women Changemakers Career Fair and Confluence’ made waves at The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon Delhi-NCR. An initiative of Stockroom.io, the event was an exciting opportunity for women to identify better job opportunities and understand diversity initiatives of leading corporate organizations.  The event provided a platform for participants to network with women corporate leaders and apply for available job roles across organizations.

Funded by Mancer Consulting Services, one of India's leading recruitment consultancy firms, Stockroom.io helps companies hire curated technology talent.  Women Changemakers is an exclusive career fair and confluence for women, which is the diversity vertical of stockroom.io.

At the venue, about 800 women with professional experience ranging from mid to 15+ years’ experience, and about 200 re-starters participated in focused discussions that helped them apply for suitable job roles. The high-level speaker line up and influencers at the Fair was also a huge attraction for most participants who were looking to learn, grow in their professions.

A very evident trend noticed this edition was with the number of women looking to get back into the workforce. Out of a total talent pool of 1200 entries received from Delhi for the event– 290 Women are Career Re-starters.  This is the highest ever in Delhi – The 2017 event had 55 career re-starters among 650 participants and the 2018 event in Delhi has 150 women looking to restart their career

Event

Location

Total Footfall

Career Re-Starters

1st Edition - 2017

Bangalore

500

30

2nd Edition - 2017

Delhi

650

55

3rd Edition - 2018

Delhi 

680

150

4th Edition - 2018

Bangalore 

850

80

5th Edition - 2018

Pune

820

180

6th Edition - 2019

Delhi 

Approx 850

290

 

 

 

The event also marked the launch of Woman ChangeMakers Returnship Program: Debut 2.0. This 4 week online internship program is an opportunity for women who have taken a break in their careers and want to re-enter the workforce as recruitment professionals. This program will enable corporates to recruit potential women candidates who can work from the comfort of their homes as recruiters.

Speaking on the launch of ‘Debut 2.0’, Naren Krishna, the founder of Stockroom.io said “ Debut 2.0 is a very powerful tool for women who are looking to start their journey back in the workforce as recruitment professionals. The program offers flexibility and ease of transition from your break to getting back to work. The 4 week training will be provided in the form of weekend classes by few of the industry’s biggest names in the recruitment space. The program is designed to provide soft skill trainings and mentorship to help increase the returnee’s confidence and have meaningful impact as they begin their journey”

Debut 2.0 is a free program that women can register by visiting: https://wcmi.in/debut-2.0/. The curriculum of the program covers topics ranging from Sourcing, Talent mapping, Social recruiting, Talent marketing.

Women Changemakers Career Fair and Confluence had a powerful lineup of speakers that included Hitesh R; Author and Paralympic Medal winner, Preeti Kaul; VP – Human Capital @ Optum, Kaushambi Nag Bhatia; People Leader, Org Practice Asia @ McKinsey, Jaya Singla; Lead Consultant | Project Manager @ Thoughtworks, Raman Kansal; Office Principal @ Thoughtworks

 

Naren Krishna, the founder of Stockroom.io observing the participation, said “We have been receiving great response from Delhi women community every time. This is our 3rd time in Delhi-NCR and first of the five events planned this year. We are truly overwhelmed by the response from candidates and companies. Apart from helping companies recruit amazing diversity talent we also wanted to give back to the society with the launch of Debut 2.0 in whatever way we can. In the coming one year our aim is to ensure we at least have 50 world class women recruiters who would be working from their convenience of home. This is going to be a one-of-it’s kind program ever in the recruitment space.  ”

 

In July 2018, Stockroom.io launched Equiv.in , India’s first exclusive diversity job portal. This platform today has over 60,000+ Women, 3000 persons with disabilities and 20 profiles and helps companies connect with an amazing diversity talent pool through the portal and its highly curated events.




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