Empowering Women Returners: How to Relaunch Your Career and Earn Well

By Heather Black

April 3, 2024
7 min read

How to help women returners relaunch their career

During April, Supermums is shining a light on the importance of empowering women to earn more.
Returning to work to achieve financial resilience is often the prime motivation for the women who have decided to launch their Salesforce Career with Supermums. Our clients have gone on to reignite their career, to start earning again, and to change their life for the better. We feel like proud parents.

In today’s rapidly evolving workforce, career breaks have become increasingly common, especially among women. Whether it’s to raise a family, care for a loved one, or pursue personal endeavors, taking time away from the workplace can lead to feelings of uncertainty and apprehension about returning to work. However, the good news is that with the right strategies and support, women returners can not only re-enter the workforce but also thrive in their careers and earn well.

Heather, the founder and CEO of Supermums, is a regular guest on podcast shows, sharing tips on how women returners can successfully relaunch their careers after being a stay at home mum. We have enjoyed collaborations with great allies including Investing in Women, iRelaunch, Love your Mom Life and Mom & ... Check out the episodes below.

The rise of women returners

According to research conducted by the Harvard Business Review, about 43% of highly qualified women leave the workforce at some point in their careers.

This phenomenon, often referred to as the “leaky pipeline,” highlights the significant number of talented women who take breaks from their careers. However, it’s essential to recognize that these career breaks are not indicative of a lack of ambition or capability but rather a reflection of the complex realities women face in balancing work and personal responsibilities.

Challenges faced by women returners

Returning to work after a career break can be daunting for several reasons. Confidence may have waned during the time away, skills might need updating to match current industry standards, and there may be concerns about finding suitable opportunities that accommodate other commitments. Additionally, women returning to work may face bias or outdated stereotypes about their abilities and dedication.

Strategies for women returners re-entering the workforce

  1. Assess Skills and Update Knowledge: Before diving back into the job search, take stock of your skills and identify areas that may need refreshing or upgrading. Consider enrolling in workshops, online courses, or certification programs to enhance your expertise and stay current with industry trends.
  2. Network: Networking remains one of the most effective ways to find job opportunities. Reach out to former colleagues, attend industry events, and join professional networking groups both online and offline. Networking can provide valuable insights, mentorship, and potential job leads.
  3. Seek Returnship Programs: Many companies now offer returnship programs designed specifically for individuals re-entering the workforce after a career break. These programs typically provide training, mentorship, and temporary employment, offering a supportive environment for women returners to regain their footing.
  4. Consider Flexible Work Arrangements: Explore opportunities for flexible work arrangements such as remote work, part-time roles, or job-sharing arrangements. Flexible arrangements can help women balance work and personal responsibilities more effectively, increasing their chances of long-term success in the workforce.

How Supermums is empowering women returners

Supermums is empowering women to relaunch their career and earn more through elevating their career choices that enable them to build financial resilience.

We work with businesses and employers who choose to hire and empower women in the workplace

We help women to launch and progress a flexible career within a higher paying profession so it pays to work.

We have actively help clients to:

  • Build financial independence to buy their own homes or thrive after divorce
  • Increase their earnings to invest in their families and retirement
  • Launch a career with progressive earning opportunities.

What our clients say….

Why we care at Supermums

Supermums designed a comprehensive Returner programme that offers technical training, mentoring, coaching, work experience, peer support and recruitment services. Its the full package to help you launch your career successfully.
Supermums was founded on a mission to help mums secure a flexible well paid resilient career. The idea originated from our founder Heather Black when she found herself looking for a new career that would fit around starting a family without losing her financial footing. She stumbled across a career in Salesforce and realised other mothers should hear about the flexible well paid career opportunities in tech.
This led Heather to completely change career and retrain as a Salesforce Consultant were she was earning £5k ($10k) a month working part time remotely. She felt that if she could do it then others could do to and she launched Supermums to spread the word in Nov 2016. Fast forward to now she has helped over 1300 upskill and retrain across 10 different countries.

Helping women learn in-demand skills

The highest-paid careers are aligned with the most in-demand skills that employers want right now and where talent shortages exist. These opportunities lie predominantly within the technology industry where the digital skills gap is accelerating. Salesforce alone estimate that they will create 9.3m jobs globally by 2026 globally.
LinkedIn highlights the following in-demand skills:

  • Cloud computing
  • Business analysis
  • Emotional intelligence
  • A.I. / Artificial intelligence
  • Data Analytics ‌

At Supermums we teach these in-demand skills

We help people to launch a career working with Salesforce CRM, the global no 1 Cloud Computing Solution. It is a great example of an eco-system that requires all of these in-demand skills listed above. Working within the Salesforce sector you can choose to work in a range of jobs roles an there is probably one to suit you.

To work in these areas you:

Don’t need:

  • a background in tech
  • to spend years getting trained up
  • to work in a technical role, there are lots of other roles.

Do need:

  • A desire to learn
  • Technology at home
  • Business acumen

Are you looking to return to work?

Are you looking for a flexible well paid role?

Would you like a supportive Returner Programme?

Then explore Salesforce as a career choice! You have nothing to loose.

To find out more..

  • Download our free Career Plan to learn more
  • Book in a free Career Consultation with our team to discuss how you can transfer your skills and experience.


Written By:

Heather Black
Heather is the founder of Supermums Recruitment and Training. With an extensive background in Salesforce Consultancy, Career Coaching and Training she is passionate about empowering people with the right skills, attributes and knowledge to be successful in their career.

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