Her Second Innings – Logo Announcement for WOW Foundation!

  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 […]

POSH – Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place Act – 10 Things to Know

Image: www.dmtemdebate.com, www.kelphr.com The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is a legislative act in India that seeks to protect women from sexual harassment at their place of work. The Act came into force from 9 December 2013. Any workplace with more than 10 employees need to implement this Act. Here are the 10 key features of the Act: The law applies to women harassed in the workplace including women working as domestic workers, daily wagers, temporary or permanent, full-time or part-time, as well as volunteers. The women may or may not be employed and can be of any age. The law is only applicable to women and women only. Sexual harassment includes any one or more of the following unwelcome acts or behavior: Physical contact or advances A demand or request for sexual favours Making sexually coloured remarks Showing pornography Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature If the following circumstances exist in relation to any behavior, that is, if any act is done under the following circumstances that would also count as sexual harassment: Implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in employment Implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in employment Implied or explicit threat about her present or future employment status Interferes with work or creates an intimidating/hostile/offensive work environment Humiliating treatment likely to affect her health and safety. The act of harassment can occur in the workplace and also if a woman is harassed while […]

Women’s Day Special – Her Second Innings Featured Article By Networked India

  Sheryl Sandberg famously said “Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder”. In essence she was saying one’s career is a journey and can grow linearly, laterally or take off on a tangent too! Today we have more women engaged in the workforce than ever before. While workplace gender diversity may not be where we would like it to, it is improving. Part of this is attributable to the scores of women who are actively choosing to return to careers or forge new ones after taking a sabbatical. However, returning to the workplace poses numerous challenges to women. Her Second Innings (HSI), co-founded by Manjula Dharmalingam, is a platform dedicated to helping women return from a break and do so with confidence! Her own life is pretty anecdotal in this aspect. When Manjula decided to start HSI she did so with friends who had similar ideas and aspirations. While she had her share of naysayers, questioning the ability of a career IT woman to start a social enterprise, she believed in herself and her family backed her decision wholeheartedly. Thus, having set up Her Second Innings in 2014, Manjula and her team spent 2015 reaching out to clients and creating awareness about the platform. But 2016 is when the portal really took off and all the hard work and efforts came to fruition. Now, HSI is in a recognisable position and companies approach them to put up their job and role requirements and hire women for these position via […]

(POSH) Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place Act – 10 Things to Know

Image: www.dmtemdebate.com, www.kelphr.com   The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is a legislative act in India that seeks to protect women from sexual harassment at their place of work. The Act came into force from 9 December 2013. Any workplace with more than 10 employees need to implement this Act. Here are the 10 key features of the Act: The law applies to women harassed in the workplace including women working as domestic workers, daily wagers, temporary or permanent, full-time or part-time, as well as volunteers. The women may or may not be employed and can be of any age. The law is only applicable to women and women only. Sexual harassment includes any one or more of the following unwelcome acts or behavior: Physical contact or advances A demand or request for sexual favours Making sexually coloured remarks Showing pornography Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature If the following circumstances exist in relation to any behavior, that is, if any act is done under the following circumstances that would also count as sexual harassment: Implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in employment Implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in employment Implied or explicit threat about her present or future employment status Interferes with work or creates an intimidating/hostile/offensive work environment Humiliating treatment likely to affect her health and safety. The act of harassment can occur in the workplace and also if a woman is harassed […]

What You Are Is As Important As What You Do!!

                               Image: www.dancingwithhappiness.com Interesting Story by: Patricia Fripp, A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma City. My friend and proud father Bobby Lewis was taking his two little boys to play miniature golf. He walked up to the fellow at the ticket counter and said, “How much is it to get in?” The young man replied, “$3.00 for you and $3.00 for any kid who is older than six. We let them in free if they are six or younger. How old are they?” Bobby replied, “The lawyer’s three and the doctor is seven, so I guess I owe you $6.00.” The man at the ticket counter said, “Hey, Mister, did you just win the lottery or something? You could have saved yourself three bucks. You could have told me that the older one was six; I wouldn’t have known the difference.” Bobby replied, “Yes, that may be true, but the kids would have known the difference.” As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.” In challenging times when ethics are more important than ever before, make sure you set a good example for everyone you work and live with.   We provide career advice and other women focused services to empower women, do Sign up with us and complete this form and reach out to us at support@hersecondinnings.com, our career […]

Essence of True Work-Life Culture @ Corporate to Promote Gender Diversity!

Image: compassmag.3ds.com. The trend toward work-life balance practices began with demands from mothers in the workforce, but now the push is coming from all employees: fathers and mothers, single parents, employees with responsibilities for caring for aged relatives, and even employees who just want more flexibility in their daily lives. Corporations are creating work environments that make it possible for employees to be both good workers and good caregivers. Companies often seek to add work-life balance benefits because it makes good business sense. The three top reasons are (1) recruitment/retention of employees, (2) commitment to the firm, and (3) productivity. Additionally, employee retention is increasingly valued as corporations realize that the cost of recruiting and training is more expensive than providing work/life balance benefits Here are three types of work/ life balance benefits – CHILD AND DEPENDENT CARE PROGRAMS. In the last decade, there has been an increase in the number of day-care centers, and decrease in percentage of families with children who had a parent staying home full time. This has prompted many organizations to either provide or subsidize day care for employees. Employers who provide this benefit report increased productivity and retention of employees who take advantage of it. Research shows  a positive co-relation between the availability of child-care centers and employees’ performance.   FLEXIBLE WORK PROGRAMS. Flexible work programs accommodate employees by allowing variations on when and where they do their work. Flexible work programs consist of flextime, compressed work-weeks, telecommuting and job sharing. In the past, […]