Keep yourself updated and motivated through the experience of others. Read about women who have successfully navigated their second career. Get to know the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.
Project with Tata Motors Ltd., Pune
Tata SCIP has been a great launch pad for me to re-enter the professional sphere. Earlier, my decision to get back to work after a break of 3 years met with skepticism from family
Tata SCIP has been a great launch pad for me to re-enter the professional sphere. Earlier, my decision to get back to work after a break of 3 years met with skepticism from family and friends. But today, I am working on a project at Tata Motors Engineering Research Centre, Pune. The timings offered under the Programme helped me strike a balance in my role as a working mother. The mentoring and support I get from my guides is encouraging and has made me more confident in dealing with professional responsibilities.
Project with Tata Trusts, Mumbai
Tata SCIP has given me back a sense of fulfillment and a purpose in my career after an extended break of 8 years. I took a break from my career as an HR Manager
Tata SCIP has given me back a sense of fulfillment and a purpose in my career after an extended break of 8 years. I took a break from my career as an HR Manager after my daughter was born. Although, I have had a most amazing time being a full-time mother, I missed working in the corporate world. As I looked for opportunities I learnt about “Tata Second Career Programme” and applied for it. The 'SCIP' team reached out and I was offered a project at Tata Trusts. My project guide and me arrived at a mutual work arrangement. These working hours suits me as I get to spend quality time with my daughter. Besides learning new things on the job and honing my skills, Tata SCIP has helped me become a role model to my growing daughter and show her that women can achieve their goals, once they decide to!
Neha Khanna | Consultant with Tata Services Ltd., Mumbai
Consultant with Tata Services Ltd.
Tata SCIP helped me get a soft landing back into the corporate world after a break of about 6 years. I believe that motherhood is an important
Tata SCIP helped me get a soft landing back into the corporate world after a break of about 6 years. I believe that motherhood is an important part of a woman's life, but that should not hamper a career. The key is to provide flexibility so that a woman can make a choice that is appropriate for her. At a time when I felt my kids didn't need my full-time presence, I decided to explore opportunities for returning to work. But with my changed life circumstances, my career goals had also altered and I needed something that would help me balance all my current priorities. As I started exploring opportunities for work, I came across Tata SCIP, one of the well-known Programmes for returning mothers and on applying on their website, Tata Services Ltd. engaged me for a project. On completion of the project, I was retained on a flexible work arrangement. This helped me structure my work around my life needs, rather than the other way around.
Tata SCIP is one of the true ‘2nd Career program’ available in India. Having been part of this program for almost 3 months now, what really stood out for me is that you are always considered and respected for the ‘Business expertise and acumen’ you bring to the table. Built on the high ethos of Tata brand values and work culture, and the opportunity to work within the Tata Group, makes it’s a powerful professional package. At no point, did i feel that my career break was a limitation in team integration or acceptance. It’s been great coming back to the corporate world and Tata SCIP has really made it much easier and rewarding from all aspect
Parna Mishra | Project with Tata Motors Ltd., Mumbai