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The Working Mother

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Many women wonder whether it is possible to balance career demands and family responsibilities. After all in certain sections of society, there is the expectation that to be good mothers, women have to stop working. Based on the Diversity in the Workplace 2015 survey by TalentCorp and PwC Malaysia, 31% of companies surveyed had no women board member; 19% had no women in top management; and only 10% plan to enhance or implement Flexible Work Arrangements within a year. Does this reflect said cultural expectations, and highlight the need for family and employer support so women can return to work? We spoke to three women and their families on their journey of returning to the workforce. Stephanie Caunter who heads the Marketing and Communications team at PwC Malaysia has the flexibility to work from home. “I want to be a role model to my children; it is possible to have a career and a family,” she says. Kala Govinthan, an administrator/front desk at Colgate-Palmolive decided to go back to work for financial independence. Fatim Hamimi, a Credit Manager at RHB Banking Group thinks that she has a lot more to contribute to the workforce. TalentCorp’s Career Comeback Programme initiative was introduced to facilitate the return of women to the workforce. It aims to provide a platform for professional women to relaunch their career after a long hiatus. Are you ready to come back to work? Apply here: http://flexworklife.my/member_registe... To learn more about Career Comeback Grants: http://flexworklife.my/employers/ince... Like us on flexWorkLife Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/flexworklife.my Follow us on flexWorkLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flexworklif... To learn more about TalentCorp and its initiatives, visit: http://www.talentcorp.com.my/ For updates on TalentCorp follow TalentCorp on social media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tale... Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalentCorpMsia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalentCorpMsia