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New Study Finds reacHIRE Leadership Development Program Improves Retention of Women in STEM


CONCORD, Mass.April 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — reacHIRE, dedicated to helping companies meet their diversity goals through Returnships® and innovative leadership development programs, announced today that a study by Stanford’s VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab found that women who completed training using reacHIRE’s Leadership Development Program were more likely to remain at their companies than peers. The reacHIRE program, Aurora, trains women to enhance interpersonal skills, grow networks, and provide access to mentors. The research, conducted by Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences professor Shelley Correll and PhD. student Julia Melin focused on women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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