International Women’s Day
Over £400 billion extra a year could flow into household income globally if all women on career breaks, at middle-manager level and above, came back into the workforce, according to KPMG research that we commissioned.
There are an estimated 55 million such women. We want to help them to succeed, and have launched the world’s largest recruitment programme for women on career breaks, coinciding with International Women’s Day on 8 March 2017 (#BeBoldForChange).
We’ll be recruiting 1,000 talented women on career breaks into management roles over the next three years, under the Vodafone ReConnect programme. As our video explains, there are around 96 million skilled women aged 30-54 on career breaks worldwide, of whom 55 million have middle management experience – a huge pool of potential.
Connecting for change
At the same time we’ve announced our Connect commitment, which aims to provide 50 million women in developing countries with phones and access to technology which can help them start businesses or further their careers, and access healthcare.