Sarah Green provides some intriguing facts and figures in her article ‘Investigating the Pay Gap’. Taking time out of the workforce for whatever reason is costly for women …

31% of highly qualified women leave the workforce voluntarily for an average of 2.7 years, according the Center for Work-Life Policy. Of these, 73% later go back to work; but only 40% of those find full-time jobs.

Read the complete article with slides at:

Completing a benefit-risk analysis ( before taking time out can take the ‘emotion’ out of assessing your ideas or plans and provide useful insight into the true financial and career impacts and costs… whether it’s a year volunteering overseas, having a child or completing postgraduate study. Advanced planning for your career exit and re-entry can help you enjoy a career ‘slow down’ rather than suffer a career stall.

If you’ve had a career break and successfully resumed without any loss of seniority or salary…let us know and share your story.

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