Register for Workforce Re-entry Workshop for Women
Whether it's for medical, family or other reasons, re-entering the workforce after a break of several years is a significant challenge for professionally qualified women.
"Many years ago, someone recognized my potential and enabled me to return to workforce. This break changed my life and allowed me to get back on my career path. I am passionate about bringing more women back into the workforce." -Sonu Ratra
Ratra is tackling these challenges by leveraging her staffing and recruiting firm's resources to establish Women Back to Work (WBW). WBW is an Akraya initiative free to women re-entering the workforce. Similarly, Flynn has founded ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women with the mission of educating, inspiring and empowering women to re-start their careers and pursue new goals.
The two entrepreneurs join over 50 of Silicon Valley's brightest: C-Suite, Founders and VPs in this one-day event. OPEN Forum 2016 offers networking, panel events, workshops, inspirational speeches and fireside chats.
Sonu Ratra, Co-founder and President of Akraya Inc. is a successful entrepreneur with a charitable heart. Ratra serves on the Board of Directors at the Institute of Economic Empowerment for Women to support the Peace through Business Program. She also serves the Northern California Astra Women's Business Alliance leadership group. A past winner of the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award, Ratra has also received the Woman of Influence Award, the Stevie Award for Women Helping Women and the Soroptimist Ruby Award among others. This year, Akraya celebrates 15 years of providing Trusted Talent to Fortune 500 and innovative start-ups. Find more at www.womenbacktowork.org
Diane Flynn is Chief Marketing Officer of GSVlabs, a leading Silicon Valley accelerator for individuals, startups and corporations seeking growth and innovation. Diane is also Chair of marketing and branding efforts for several non-profit organizations. She is passionate about helping women find their passions and purpose, and helping them land their dream career. Diane has BA Economics from Stanford and MBA from Harvard. Find more at http://rebootaccel.com
OPEN Silicon Valley organized OPEN Forum 2016 and is a network of entrepreneurs and professionals who help each other to achieve their professional goals. OPEN Silicon Valley conducts mentoring sessions, major conferences, networking events and workshops throughout the year. They have helped many young professionals in assuming leadership roles and advancing their careers by assisting in execution, strategic thinking and skills development. Find more at http://opensiliconvalleyforum.org
Candice Trebus, Akraya Inc., Marketing Manager