PayPal helping techie women return to work from a career break

To help and empower women technologists to return to work after a personal career break, PayPal has launched a unique six-week program, ‘Recharge’

Soma Tah
New Update

BANGALORE, INDIA: Today in India, close to 50% of women drop-out of work before they reach mid-career, many of which are for personal reasons or to start a family. Studies have found that about 90% of them do want to return to work after a break, but on top of societal expectations, many are unsure of where to start and worry about whether they’ve fallen behind the industry in their time away from work.


To help and empower women technologists to return to work after a personal career break, PayPal has launched a unique six-week program, ‘Recharge’ . PayPal’s Recharge program is designed to put some of these concerns to rest, and help women technologists in India jumpstart their return to the workplace with the confidence and skills.

The programme is open to women who have taken a personal career break for a period of 1-3 years, with at least 5 years of work experience in product development and analytics, with backgrounds in Java, J2EE, PEGA, scrum master, test automation, release engineering, risk analytics or operations.

Recharge will be rolled out in three phases, beginning with a half-day launch in Chennai on November 19, 2015. Up to 100 women will have a chance to network with leaders from PayPal and the industry. They will also learn about the key first steps of getting back into the workforce, from updating their resumes to interviewing effectively for jobs.


30 shortlisted women will be taken for a three-week technology boot camp at the PayPal India’s Technology Center in Chennai from December 1 to 18, 2015. The boot camp will include technology and business-oriented training to help the participants get up to speed with the latest in the industry. This includes introductions to mobile app development and Node.js, as well as mentoring sessions with PayPal leaders in the center.

PayPal will then offer full-time jobs and internships to up to 10 of the women for the following roles (in Chennai or Bangalore):

  • Software Development Engineer
  • Software Development – Test Engineer
  • Scrum Master
  • Release Engineer
  • Risk Analyst Team Leader
  • Customer Service Operations

Interested applicants can submit their resumes to . Registrations will close on November 15, 2015.

women paypal tech-news must-read