ICAEW launches Comeback Community
January 2017: As a survey finds that two-thirds of professional women end up in lower-paid or lower-skilled roles or working fewer hours than they would like after a career break, ICAEW has launch a new community to bring together those who want to return to work.
If you are a career breaker looking to return to work, you are not alone as more than 3,500 ICAEW members are currently listed as career breakers. As a result, ICAEW has launched its new Comeback Community, which will form part of a number of ways that it aims to support members, including events and concessions.
The Comeback Community offers members an opportunity to connect, collaborate, discuss issues, ask questions, offer feedback and opinions, give and get support from others in the same situation, share information and ideas, bolster confidence and update your professional skills and knowledge.
Sharron Gunn, ICAEW executive director, says: “Our new Comeback Community online network supports members returning to work after a career break with a range of practical and professional services. You can access a network of chartered accountants to discuss issues, share information and ideas, take part in CPD programmes and attend events. You will meet like-minded professionals, as we’ll assure all participants in the online network are ICAEW members.
“I want the future of the accountancy profession and its leaders to be diverse. The economy needs people to return to work, so it’s vital the workplace can produce inclusive environments to help shape it.”