Wells Fargo boost to women professionals
Wells Fargo boost to women professionals

Hyderabad: Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) has completed the pilot of “Glide Career Continuity Program for Women”. This is a unique program for women returning to work, with 21 female team members joining the organization in Hyderabad.  The company now plans to roll out the program in the Garden City.

The Glide program was launched last year as a structured and supportive learning regimen to enable women with career gaps of two or more years to glide back to work, said Nirupama Guruprasad, Glide Program Lead and SVP – Strategy and Initiatives at EGS. She was addressing the closing ceremony for the first batch of Glide participants here on Thursday. “A career gap does not take away a person’s inherent capability or ability to reintegrate into the workforce and start contributing, especially if they are given the right kind of support. 

The success of our pilot program validates this,” she said. The program aims to diversify the organization’s workforce composition by addressing the factors that hold back many experienced and competent women from returning to the workforce to fulfil their career potential.

Glide enables a smoother re-entry to full-time work through a gradual ramp-up of work hours, highly customized trainings, peer reflection, leader connects, and periodic reviews, in addition to hands-on work. Successful completion of the program is followed by confirmation subject to usual recruitment norms.

“The half-day work hours in the first month gave me room to anticipate things and prepare for my transition to full-time,” said Parimala Tankasala, a team member who has joined the company through the Glide program. “The fact that this is not an internship program gave me a real sense of security,” added Manasa Konduru, another participant. Tanay Kediyal, EGS Country head–India pointed out this had bolstered their plans to expand to Bangalore.