Bengaluru,8th September 2023 7.ai, a global leader in intent-driven customer solutions and contact center services, proudly announces its collaboration with UN Women to support the ‘UNite HER’ Job Fair. This groundbreaking event is designed to increase the representation of women in the workforce by offering professional career opportunities to graduates, including those with career gaps, ultimately promoting gender diversity in workplaces.
Organized with the support of UN Women and UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) signatories, the ‘UNite HER’ Job Fair will be held at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Palace Road, Bangalore, on September 9th, 2023, from 9 AM to 5:30 PM. Additionally, a virtual fair will take place on September 14, 2023. Walk-in interviews are welcomed.
This initiative is a response to the fact that working women in India comprise less than 19% of the workforce, with key factors for career gaps including marriage, maternity, and mobility. The ‘UNite HER’ Job Fair aims to provide employment opportunities to women graduates while addressing the critical need to reintegrate women into the workforce, particularly those with career gaps. The fair has already generated tremendous interest, with over 3,500 registrations received to date.
Nina Nair, Senior Vice President & HRD Head, India & Americas at 7.ai, stated, “At 7.ai, we firmly believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and our partnership with UN Women India exemplifies our commitment to these values. The ‘UNite HER’ Job Fair is not just an event; it’s a step towards reshaping the future of work for women.
We are excited to provide opportunities to fresh graduates and returning women professionals in Operations and Support functions. We look forward to this event’s positive impact on gender diversity in the workplace.”
Suhela Khan, Country Programme Manager, Women Economic Empowerment (WEE), UN Women India, emphasised the significance of the private sector’s involvement: “The private sector is one of our key allies in strengthening economic opportunities for women. UNite HER Job Fair and mentoring platform demonstrates how UN WEPs signatories can translate their commitment into action. “
7.ai, a dedicated WEPs signatory, has a history of actively contributing to women’s empowerment initiatives. During the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, 7.ai’s gender-equality-focused actions garnered recognition and awards from UN Women in both India and the APAC regions. The partnership with UN Women India has resulted in collaborative initiatives such as the UN WEPs Action Dialogue Series, with the first event hosted by 7.ai at its delivery center on ORR, Bangalore.
The ‘UNite HER’ Job Fair is a significant outcome of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Action Dialogue Series, facilitated by UN Women and led by WEPs signatories. The series, held in December 2022 at the 7.ai office, committed to bringing women back to work in 2023 by providing access to mentorship opportunities and enhancing employability.
UN Women will continue to collaborate with WEPs signatories to expand ‘back-to-work’ interventions, mobilise senior leaders as mentors, and develop programs to facilitate women’s return to the workforce while measuring and reporting these interventions’ impact.
This Job Fair marks another milestone in 7.ai’s ongoing partnership with UN Women India, reaffirming its dedication to empowering women and fostering inclusive workplaces.