Whether you take a break to raise kids or take care of Dad for a while, re-entering the workforce can be challenging. To help, New York Life has partnered with the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) and is a founding sponsor of its Back2Business Initiative.
Back2Business is a program that offers women and men a chance to restart their careers and transition back to professional life in financial services after taking a break for at least two years for reasons such as providing childcare or elder care, or serving in the armed forces. Selected candidates are given the opportunity to re-enter the financial services sector with one of four partner companies—New York Life, BMO Capital Markets, BNY Mellon, and PGIM. Roles are offered in marketing, sales, relationship management, accounting, investment banking, and corporate and commercial banking.
Each sponsoring company determines the number of participants it accepts and how long the program lasts. Those chosen receive support for relevant coursework or to re-establish certifications; mentorship support from both the FWA and the company they are working with; and a one-year paid FWA membership to attend skill-building events, re-establish professional networks, and develop a support group of individuals in the financial services industry. Assignments will commence in the coming months.
“We are invested in long-term relationships, and it’s gratifying to sponsor a platform that provides the tools and resources to support individuals as they transition back into the workplace.” - Karen Niessink, Head of International Business Planning and Development, NYLIM International.
“We look forward to partnering with the FWA and the other participating companies to provide an opportunity for individuals to restart their careers in financial services through the Back2Business program,” says Karen Niessink, Head of International Business Planning and Development for NYLIM International. “We are invested in long-term relationships, and it’s gratifying to sponsor a platform that provides the tools and resources to support individuals as they transition back into the workplace.
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