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Why My Startup Is Betting On 'Returnships' To Help Women Restart Their Careers

Like most CEOs in growing companies, one of my chief concerns has always been talent. I thought about all parts of the employee lifecycle. I obsess about finding great people, making them successful, developing their skills, and retaining them for the long haul. Research has long shown that more diverse teams produce better business results. Outside of work, I started to notice something as I entered my 40s – female friends and colleagues were leaving their careers for a period of time to focus on their children and finding it difficult to restart their careers. Their attempts were thwarted by bias from recruiters and hiring managers who were reluctant to consider a candidate with a career gap or someone who wanted something less than a full-time role. So we decided to launch an experiment at Return Path. Our CTO and human resources leaders convinced me that we could find success by building a new kind of internship program aimed specifically at women looking to restart their careers…

Gionee to announce its first 'Made in India' phone today

Gionee to announce its first 'Made in India' phone today

Gionee, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, is expected to announce its first 'Made in India' smartphone on Monday.
The firm will announce its product in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. William Lu, President, Gionee and Arvind Vohra, India chief of Gionee will also be present at the event.
Gionee partnered global manufacturers Foxconn and Dixon in September to begin production in India. The company had also announced that it will invest $50 million in next three years on manufacturing in the country.
"Make in India as an initiative (announced by the Modi government) gives an opportunity to not only take Gionee as brand ahead but also to be actively able to participate in the growth of our economy through various touch points", Gionee India Country CEO and MD Arvind R Vohra had said.
Established in 2002, Gionee sells over 23 million handsets a year worldwide and ranks number 10 globally by smartphone market share.

source:- www.businesstoday.in

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