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Connecting Women to the Workforce – One Mom at a Time

By Subhashini Panyam

At Hitachi Vantara, we’re committed to designing and supporting a better workplace. We believe in providing equal opportunities to all our employees. For us, it’s not just about diversity, but also inclusivity in the workplace that allows our diverse talent to flourish and grow.

That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with The Mom Project, the leading platform in the U.S. supporting mothers in finding success on their own terms. Serving over 500,000 moms and 3,000 companies through its robust suite of hiring, education and retention solutions, The Mom Project is committed to unlocking more than $1 billion in economic opportunity for moms over the next two years through investments in product development, distribution, and team growth.

Despite making significant strides in supporting moms in the workforce over the last several decades, much of that hard-earned progress is at risk due to the pandemic. Moms were some of the hardest hit during the pandemic. In fact, in 2020, 2.3 million women left the U.S. workforce – either through job loss or being forced to quit in order to care for their children – leading to the lowest levels of women in the labor force since the 1980s.

During these unforeseen circumstances, The Mom Project has worked with business leaders to help them step up to the challenge.

“Now is the time to step up and The Mom Project and our company partners are doing just that,” said Allison Robinson, The Mom Project founder and CEO. “The end of 2021 marks a critical moment as talent – and moms specifically – re-enter the workforce, but they are not looking to go back to how it was before. They are looking to continue fueling progress with a more flexible and supportive workplace.”

Hitachi Vantara is dedicated to unlocking the potential of moms in the workforce, because we know how truly mom-umental they are. No one should have to choose between family and career, and through our partnership, we can support moms who wish to remain active in the workforce every step of the way.

This new partnership will allow us to showcase what we can offer and the opportunities we have in the U.S. You can learn more about these opportunities here.

Subhashini Panyam is U.S. Country Director for Talent Acquisition and Global Business Partner for Digital Solutions at Hitachi Vantara.