curated from Forbes
Après lists full and part-time jobs, as well as consulting and contract gigs. About 15,000 women have joined so far, and Gefsky says monthly growth has been steady. It’s a highly qualified membership. All are college graduates, 55% have graduate degrees, and members have an average of seven years of work experience. Basic memberships are free, allowing women to search listings and access the site’s blog. For $25 a month, profiles will be added to those searched by companies.
Of course, a career site needs companies listing jobs as well as folks searching for them. Gefsky and her team are working to make companies more aware of the benefits of having experienced women on their teams.
“I want younger women not to fear that they will have to leave the workforce if they have children some day or care for a parent,” says Gefsky.
“Everyone knows someone right away who has been trying to go back to work and finding it isn’t easy, so it really resonates,” she says.
“The older I’ve gotten I more I’ve realized how women need to help each other,”
“The best advice I got when we were starting was that it was essential to persevere,” she says. “It is the one thing you have to have to if you want to start a company. Every day there is an excuse to quit, but you just keep going.”
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