Work and Money
HR Professionals Reveal How Women in the Workplace Are Seizing Opportunities Amidst the Great Resignation
This post is part of a series of branded posts sponsored by BlueJeans. The focus of the series — part of a paid partnership between BlueJeans and CircleAround — is on women in the workplace and business owners, and how they are navigating the complexities and challenges of contemporary business, from the pandemic to the economy. BlueJeans is the official videoconferencing partner of CircleAround.
COVID-19 ignited many changes in the workforce and ultimately resulted in a somewhat shocking national movement — The Great Resignation of 2021.
Four million Americans quit their jobs in July 2021. With so much uncertainty and jobs lost the year prior, it was almost easy to miss the opportunities the Great Resignation of 2021 offered women in the workplace. Those “seize it” moments came in the form of career changes and a welcome global revamp on the workforce, especially regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
In partnership with BlueJeans, CircleAround spoke with two HR experts who offered their riveting take on COVID’s disruption to the job market and the potential hidden in the unknown. Our panelists included:
Host and moderator Poppie Mphuthing, Huffington Post alum and news editorial lead and on-air talent with 15 years of experience in news journalism and digital content strategy.
Sue Major is the founder and CEO of Major Executive Search, bringing a unique and invaluable blend of 20-plus years of experience working in both search and the technology industry itself. She specializes in the wireless, enterprise software, and semiconductor sectors, serving startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Myriam Vidalon currently serves as Senior Vice President of Diversity, Talent, and Culture for NielsenIQ. She focuses on enabling NielsenIQ’s growth through people strategies that are contemporary, people-centric, fair, and inclusive. Vidalon is passionate about designing talent- and culture-guiding principles, tools, processes, and experiences that remove barriers.
In the honest conversation, our experts discuss how intentionality is crucial for businesses and women in the workplace and reveal exclusive insider tips for taking a career-change plunge and making your résumé stand out among hundreds.
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