Switching career trajectories can be tough for women in the workforce, but these brands are implementing upskilling initiatives that allow that freedom

Sometimes all a person needs is a second chance. To allow their employees to explore new opportunities, these companies are offering a new start to mid-career women. The following programs allow them the chance to grow and re-enter the workforce with skills that could jumpstart a new career, helping them advance in male-dominated fields.

Disney
Disney introduced the CODE: Rosie program, giving current female employees in non-technical roles an opportunity to learn to code and switch their careers. The program consisted of a three-month basic training on computer science concepts and programming languages, followed by a yearlong apprenticeship in different teams. Afterwards, were be able to take on a role within one of Disney's technical groups.

Reboot Accel
After a maternity leave, it can be difficult for many to return back to work. California-based startup Reboot Accel now helps women who have taken a pause in their career to seamlessly re-enter the workforce. The program utilizes workshops, online training and coaching, while also advising major companies on how to establish an environment for easy return.

Walmart Labs
Big box retailer Walmart partnered with nonprofit Path Forward to expand its returnship initiative for its technology-focused arm, Walmart Labs. The program is aimed at women who have taken a career pause of at least two years to pursue caregiving. The four-month program offers workshops and networking events, followed by a full-time job offer.


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Sometimes all a person needs is a second chance. To allow their employees to explore new opportunities, these companies are offering a new start to mid-career women. The following programs allow them the chance to grow and re-enter the workforce with skills that could jumpstart a new career, helping them advance in male-dominated fields.

Disney Disney introduced the CODE: Rosie program, giving current female employees in non-technical roles an opportunity to learn to code and switch their careers. The program consisted of a three-month basic training on computer science concepts and programming languages, followed by a yearlong apprenticeship in different teams. Afterwards, were be able to take on a role within one of Disney's technical groups.