Are you looking to return to work following a career break?
Allow us to support your transition through our free SheReturns platform, events and community of women taking their first step back into the professional world, together.
SheReturns aims to help you overcome barriers to re-entry, equip you to kickstart your returnship journey and connect you with job and skill development opportunities.
Who should join
SheReturns is designed for you if:
- You have have taken a career break and are looking to return to work with 4+ years of professional experience
- You are seeking employment and/or further skill development opportunities
SheReturns focuses on empowering you to confidently build upon the skills you developed earlier in your career and use them as a springboard to your future role. The platform will include a live, re-skill and up-skill webinar series on the below topics, and resources to support you on your returnship journey.
- Articulating & understanding your worth
- – Address the common misconceptions and barriers about returning to work
- – Explore the transition of personal and professional identity on the returnship journey
- Re-framing confidence & career direction
- – Understand and articulate the advantages of having a career break
- – Redefining career direction based on personal values
- Understanding why you are needed in the workforce today & how you can contribute
- – Understand emerging tech skills needed for the future of work
- – Building human-centered and transferable skills – how to identify and align them to in-demand skills
- Discovering emerging possibilities
- – Explore employment opportunities with SheReturns partners
- – Determine the right opportunity for your next career move
Your SheReturns Experience
All participants have the full support of The Dream Collective team as well as
ongoing connections to their peer networks established with the SheReturns community.
Some of the benefits include:
With thanks to our collaborators
SheReturns is free – there is no cost for participants, and never will be.
- – Become part of a community of women transitioning back to work
- – Engage in live, interactive digital events
- – Access to employment and skill development opportunities
- – Ongoing support and resources
No, enrolments are always open and you can access and revisit at any time. There are live sessions which you will need to register for in order to attend, however the recordings will be shared for those who are unable to attend live.
Yes, absolutely. There is no pressure to pursue any of the opportunities in SheReturns and you are welcome to join the community and live sessions until you feel ready to start applying for opportunities.
We recommend SheReturns for those who have had a career break of 6+ months, however, there is no limitation on who can join, so if you have had a career break of less than that and feel that you would benefit from SheReturns, we encourage you to enrol.
Yes, 100%! We encourage all of our She Pivots and SheDares alumna that have had a career break to enrol in SheReturns.
SheReturns has been designed to support women with their workforce re-entry and is based upon barriers women tend to face. However, the content is beneficial for anyone who has had a career break, and therefore we don’t restrict enrolments to those who identify as a woman.
Participants may enrol from anywhere in the world. However, please note that career transition opportunities with our partners and referral rewards are only available in Australia at this stage.
The partners that have joined our mission are proactively looking to hire women that are returning to the workforce and have opportunities available right now.
There is no commitment that participants will secure a job from SheReturns. Participants will be directed to current job opportunities with partners, as well as options to consider for their next steps.
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Media Account Manager, Zenith MediaIt was such a great experience, I was really inspired to meet so many fantastic women and participate in some really thought provoking and challenging workshops. I think that all of the events were excellent. Particular highlights were absolutely the dinner with a mentor which was so so so valuable and the workshop intensives.
Senior Account Manager, Canon AustraliaThis was the best training experience I have been to because we not only learnt some invaluable lessons from a personal perspective, we also learnt how to pass this on to our teams, whilst forging some really great relationships/contacts along the way. I really enjoyed having different presenters for each think tank - particularly as each of them were really engaging and practical.
Marketing Director, APN OutdoorThe program was well-balanced, inspiring, great selection of speakers and the dinner with a mentor was a brilliant opportunity to meet and ask questions of inspiring women in leadership. Meeting the amazing cohort of women - we had a terrific group and I learnt a lot from each of them, connected with lots of them and feel like I have come away with an inspiring network of even more women. The panel was so good and the little nuggets of gold they all offered was really valuable.
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Audit Manager, HILTII am really grateful that I got the opportunity to join this program. The most important take-away I have from this program is that I have a different way of evaluating myself, which in turns makes me more confident in who I am. It is also great to know that I am not alone in this journey and that I am sharing the same path with so many like minded young women out there.
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