Enabling Korean Women who experienced career interruption to Re-Enter the Job Market in the Social Entreprise Sector

The project

“Impact Career W” is a vocational training program that aims to enable women whose careers have been interrupted due to marriage, childbirth, and other household duties, to access career opportunities in the social entreprise sector. The program will help women increase their self-confidence, define their career goals, strengthen their leadership skills, and maintain jobs in the sector. Additionally, Root Impact will work directly with social enterprises to create more gender-equal workplaces.

Fondation CHANEL is supporting Root Impact to develop a six-month training program specifically targeting Korean mothers, aged 30-50 who interrupted their careers to care for their children. The program will enable 55 women to access career opportunities with social entreprises in South Korea. Additionally, with support from Fondation CHANEL Root Impact will work to raise awareness among employers and policy makers about the issues facing Korean women in the workplace.

The partner

Root Impact is a South Korean non-profit organization that aims to support local changemakers or social entrepreneurs that are working to bring about positive changes in the world. The organization is working to build an “Impact Ecosystem”, which includes a co-living house, a co-working space and learning opportunities, in order to help changemakers advance their mission, address social issues, and sustain their business growth.

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