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Addie Swartz built her company to provide women with an intentional onramp back to the workforce. She knew the value of this frequently untapped group because she had previously built a successful company with a specific focus on hiring moms who had taken a career pause. Today, reacHIRE has put hundreds of women back to
Addie’s work has shown that companies that have adopted programming designed to build community and peer-to-peer support networks have seen a 90% increased commitment and organizational attachment from their female professionals.
In this article in Forbes, reacHIRE CEO, Addie Swartz writes how women of color, women in tech and new mothers are the building blocks for the diverse and gender-equal community we need to create in the workplace. We must protect and support them with actions that show commitment to the roles they have today and
“Stepping out of the workforce has been an issue for so many women, for so long. But it was more or less invisible,” says Addie Swartz of reacHIRE, a Boston-based company that runs returnships and other professional development programs for employers including T-Mobile and Wayfair. “Now it’s front and center.”
It’s a fact: Companies that retain talent save money, time and energy. The year ahead is the moment to make that investment to support talent at all levels. Through in-person or virtual programs that create a community for employees at all levels of a company, not just the top, organizations can increase their supply of