Sairee Chahal built a platform that connects women across India with flexible careers, allowing them to balance the competing demands of family and a job. When Sairee Chahal attended a high-school reunion in Muzaffarnagar, India, several years ago, she found that most of the women she had studied with, despite being highly qualified, were no(…)
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“All she needs to do is sit and look pretty”; “They shouldn’t have let her helm the project, I hear she’s trying for a baby”; “This job is too stressful for women”; “She gets to leave work early because of her kids”; “She’s PMS-ing. SCARY!” Raise your hands if you’ve heard these conversations directed at(…)
Sairee Chahal is co-founder of Fleximoms, a diversity solutions provider based in Delhi which connects women seeking to enter or re-enter the workplace with job opportunities, information, and mentoring. Although women outnumber men on many higher education courses in India, just 22 percent of all female graduates go on to enter the workforce – and(…)
Flexi work is defined as being able to choose when or where to work. Surveys conducted globally show that employees are looking for ways to achieve a better work-life balance. Businesses on the other hand, are looking to maximize productivity and engagement with employees. Companies that have the business foresight to put flexi work policies(…)
About 75-80 percent of women who take a break from work are because of children or childbirth. This is a global phenomenon. At Fleximoms we help women get back to work and go about their job in a flexible manner. Fleximoms evangelizes work flexibility. The primary thinking is work and life needs to come together(…)
Fleximoms works with 300 companies. “There are a lot of companies that want to connect with this demographic,” says Chahal.
Fleximoms addresses the issue of women entering and re-entering the workforce and their struggle to maintain work-life balance
One can look at this phenomenon through various lenses — a feminist’s perspective, a job seekers dilemma, a corporate productivity and talent management issue – the fact remains there is a challenge and an equal opportunity to serve the women workforce in urban India.