One Path Back to a Fulfilling Career

By Lisa Unwin Partner of Inclusivity Partners and Co-founder of Reignite Academy.

How returner programmes create opportunities for women to reboot careers in mid-life

Kristin returned to London from Hong Kong newly divorced, with three children and a five year career gap on her CV.  In Nerina’s case, it was seventeen years since she’d worked as a banker, spending much of the intervening years working for NGOs.  Elspeth had to leave her role at an insurance company for ill health reasons and was now working part time for a Scottish charity.  Susan had stepped away completely to focus on her son who had special educational needs.

Lawyer, banker, insurance professional, engineer:  all these women came from very different backgrounds.  What they had in common was a desire to get their professional careers back on track.  Why?  A mix of reasons.  Changing circumstances meant they had more time, a drive to earn more money, a desire to be a role model to their children.  Above all a feeling that they had unfulfilled potential: that there was more to come in their professional lives. 

Two Types of Barrier…

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Ramboll launches Return to Work programme for career break engineering professionals

September 2021

Ramboll, the global engineering, design and consultancy company, has launched its new UK ‘Return to Work’ programme for people who have taken a break from their career in engineering, design, project management or consultancy.

Developed in partnership with Inclusivity Partners, the returning talent experts, Ramboll’s six-month paid programme will allow selected participants to return to their career from where they left off, applying their expertise to exciting projects whilst receiving training, coaching and mentoring throughout to help them have a smooth transition back into the workplace.

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Ground breaking programme exceeds targets and sets out plans to extend its reach

Monday 12th September 2021, London:

In March this year, nine leading firms – brokers, insurers and long term savings and retirement businesses –  launched a programme to enable “career break” professionals to return to the insurance industry.  Organised by diversity and inclusion experts Inclusivity, and supported by the Insurance Families Network, the programme provides opportunities across all disciplines, including underwriting, broking, claims, actuarial, exposure management, risk and some corporate functions.

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