Her Second Innings invites Guest Bloggers Who you are? Someone who loves writing for pleasure or as a profession Passionate about issues faced by modern day woman be it social, financial or professional Looking for a portal to voice your ideas that could impact women from all walks of life If you said yes to any of the above? We are looking for you. What’s in it for you? Be read by over 3000 subscribers Have your blog linked to our portal along with your name and picture Successful bloggers could be considered for a more permanent role as Content Creator for Her Second Innings How to submit your interest? Submit a sample blog post of about 200-800 words on any one of the topics from the given choices and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Topics Motivational write up for women Issues faced by a modern woman (social, financial, home etc.) Career restarting for women on a professional break Last day for submissions : OnGoing Rules All submissions must abide by the following rules All submissions must be original work of the person submitting the article/post Plagiarism or copyright infringement is not permitted. When quoting others, make sure you cite your source. (Give credit where credit is due!) Profanity or derogatory articles/posts that undermine or make fun of anyone in any manner will be automatically rejected. If your blog post is chosen for publishing on our website, you may promote the post, by sharing the link to your guest blog on […]
Image:www.collegecareerlifeplanner.com After years of being a stay-at-home mom you’ve decided to return to work. For a variety of reasons, you may have come to the conclusion that this is the right thing to do. Most likely, the children for whom you decided to stay home are now in school full time, or grown up and no longer in need of a parent at home full-time. Regardless of why you’ve decided it’s time to resume your career, there are several issues with which you will have to deal. The first and the most important thing you will have to do is decide whether to continue in your previous career or change your career. Should You Change Your Career? After spending some time away from your career, you may have decided that a change is in order. Perhaps you don’t feel the career you worked in before is compatible with your new life as a parent. It could be too demanding, requiring you to work long hours or take frequent trips. You may want a career change because you’ve discovered new interests that you would like to develop into a career. Or maybe you never really liked what you were doing before, and now you want […]
A proud moment for Her Second Innings team and community, as we officially come under the Section 8, Not for Profit enterprise – World of Opportunities for Women Foundation (WOW Foundation). An enterprise created “By Women, For Women” with a vision to empower women from all walks of life, by creating opportunities in career, entrepreneurship and personal growth to take them to the next level. Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) Contribution: Her Second Innings, partnered with Spastics Society of Karnataka for a Logo design workshop. An activity for the children of SSK to engage and show their creative talent. With support and guidance from faculty of SSK, children worked in teams to create some of the best designs. Their enthusiasm, creativity and team work is commendable. Thank you SSK, for your valuable contribution. Logo Design Journey: The final logo for WOW foundation has evolved from creativity of Spastics Society Of Karnataka’s talented children. We retained their original thought and creativity in the final logo design. Meaning of the Logo: “She defines her world with purpose and determination to carve out a niche for herself as a bold and independent woman.” Promise of Her Second Innings: As part of WOW Foundation, Her Second Innings is dedicated to providing women professionals with a platform to fulfil their career aspirations by enhancing their skills with our training and internship programs, networking using our mentor/ mentee program, career advice from our experts, job assignments and placement assistance. We […]
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Decisions Determine Destiny – Thomas S. Monson All individuals have talents, things they have natural aptitude and skill in. However, individuals often times do not utilize their talents. This waste of aptitude is not only a disservice to individuals in question, but it is a disservice to their respective communities. Having talents and either not having an outlet to channel them, or having no desire to channel them, has far reaching consequences that affect more than the potentially talented individual. For example, consider an individual who is exceptionally gifted in science and with proper training could become a doctor that could save many lives. However, she thinks of science as a trivial subject and pursues a career as an acrobat. This individual’s entire life will be spent training for something that is not her natural talent. Of course, with practice this individual could become a very good acrobat, but the time and energy spent to become an acrobat is tenfold that of which she would have used had she trained to become a doctor. This is not to say that becoming a doctor is easy, or that the world does not need acrobats. The point is that if the talent is present do not brush it to the side. Do not simply think, “oh I’m good at it, but it is not for me.” You have the talent for a reason, do not undersell its importance. Often time’s individuals will bounce from […]
Her Second Innings, welcomed and encouraged women professionals & community members to be part of our logo design activity for World of Opportunities for Women Foundation (WoW Foundation). We, extended logo design invitation to Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) to experiment creativity of our future minds, who will build a better world. It’s our privilege to partner with Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) to paint the vision of our new enterprise – World of Opportunities for Women Foundation (WoW Foundation). WoW Foundation: World Of Opportunities for Women Foundation, is a section 8, “Not for Profit’ Organisation, created ‘By Women, For Women’ with a vision to empower women from all walks of life, by creating opportunities in career, entrepreneurship and personal growth to take them to the next level. Workshop with SSK: Her Second Innings, presented the children of Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) with a workshop to design logo. The children were briefed about logo requirement for the workshop. By the end of the workshop they came up with amazing creative representation of the logo. Team work at its best! Kudos to the talented children and faculty of Spastics Society of Karnataka for their good work. About SSK: Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK), is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO), dedicated to the welfare of persons with Neuro-Muscular and Developmental Disability. STAY TUNED! We will soon announce final logo of our creative participants.
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Image: www.nlen.org Author: Manjula Dharmalingam, Founder – Her Second Innings, Women Empowerment Evangelist, US State / Fortune 500 Global Mentee. We keep hearing about lay-offs in top corporate in recent times. We are to some extent okay to read about it as news, but if it hits us at an individual level, the immediate response is to find solutions and take quick actions. So how to overcome a situation like that, do you wonder? I would like to share my story it might be helpful. Although I did not become a victim to recession, I am a victim of myself, ” I cannot enjoy the same job for long years”. (My LinkedIn profile is the proof 🙂 – I call it ‘Frequent self-recession”) Every time when I reach tipping point of frustration or unhappiness, one simple step has helped me so far which is – Taking a ‘U Turn’ and reflecting on “what did I enjoy and what will make me happy“. This reflection helped me to leave my promotion from IBM and start a fresh page as an entrepreneur just so I can be on my own to explore what I like. How to decide and navigate the path is the next question..? may be some pointers given here to ponder. I request all of you to share thoughts and action so that we add value to our readers who are currently reading this blog. Simple act of sharing is caring 🙂 Before starting the […]