Women returning to work face multiple tests
Women looking for a career after a break list insufficient support at home, absence of a strong network and skill gap as the biggest barriers, says survey
The survey revealed that the majority of respondents anticipate a pay cut on re-entry due to the prevalence of motherhood wage penalty
Women take sabbaticals from work for many reasons, but the end result is often the same: they fall behind in terms of salaries and professional growth. Even when they return to the workforce, they face a host of challenges. According to a survey conducted by Avtar Group, an organization which works to promote diversity and workplace inclusion in India, the second-career ecosystem in corporates can be testing for women for reasons ranging from pay cuts to lack of support at home.