McKinsey & Co. is trying to recruit mothers who left its ranks, bringing attention to highly skilled women who desire to re-enter the workforce, The Wall Street Journal reported last week:
The issue of lost women workers remains a delicate one for many companies, particularly in highly skilled professions, such as consulting or banking. After spending their 20s in high-intensity jobs, many women leave or switch to part-time work when they have children.
Most companies simply acknowledge the departures and move on, but some of them are starting to recruit talented women who are ready to resume work.
McKinsey has publicly grappled with the issue of recruiting and retaining women. In a 2011 interview with The Wall Street Journal, McKinsey managing director Dominic Barton acknowledged that women accounted for just 25% of the firm's "intake," adding that "if you look at the numbers, we're not where we need to be, so we're losing on the talent side."
On The Daily Circuit Monday Feb. 25, we'll discuss the challenges and support resources for women looking to return to their careers. Carol Fishman Cohen, co-founder of iRelaunch and co-author "Back on the Career Track," will join the conversation alongside Carroll Welch, associate director of New Directions at Pace Law.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MOTHERS RETURNING TO THE WORKFORCE:
The 40-year-old intern (Harvard Business Review)
From stay-at-home moms to back-to-work lawyers (New York Times)
Labels are good for food, not your job (Huffington Post)
Ready to relaunch your career? (iRelaunch)
Career reentry programs (iRelaunch)