Women can find it challenging to get back into the workforce after they have had children. It was found that 34 percent choose not to return to their jobs. An endeavor in Chicago is now aiming to fix that issue. The Mom Project – a Chicago-based startup – is trying to reduce that figure by bringing moms to employers looking to hire who understand and appreciate the value a mom can bring to their firm and who will work with them to alleviate mom-based pressures.
The startup is currently working with 75,000 women in this position. To date, they have gotten 1,000 companies internationally to see if they can make a fit with moms returning to the workforce. The mission of the project is: “helping women remain active in the workforce in every stage in their journey.”
Some of the companies the project works with include: JLL, Sapient Razorfish, Georgia-Pacific, Miller-Coors and more.