Women Back to Work Powered By Akraya

The nation’s leading
workforce re-entry program for technical talent

Women Back to Work

Women Back to Work is an Akraya initiative

Join the movement

Redefining the way companies hire diverse talent and changing the narrative for women who paused their careers. Access an incredible pool of qualified IT, Engineering, Creative and Marketing talent ready to return to the workforce.

Current Returnship Opportunities

Workforce solutions for enterprises


When you partner with us, you’re partnering with the leading organization for diversity, equity and inclusion. Elevate your workforce with highly skilled workers that are often automatically dismissed due to a career gap.

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Contingent Staffing

Contingent workers are now sitting firmly in the driver’s seat of their careers and are placed in increasingly strategic positions. Temporary workers are a pipeline for your contract-to-hire conversions. This makes it imperative for companies to create funnels for hiring diverse contingent/contract workers.

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Direct Hire

As you prepare to build a highly skilled and culturally unified team – a diverse slate of candidates then becomes very critical to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce that then enables you to become a ‘Great Place to Work.”

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What companies are saying about Women Back to Work

We are excited to continue our partnership with Akraya’s Women Back to Work initiative to further our mission in engineering to bring women back to work.

Sonali Natarajan
Vice President

We are thrilled to partner with WBW on this Returnship! Hiring talented women for our global manufacturing boosts diversity & future leaders.

Tanya Alcorn
Sr. Vice President

With diversity and inclusion being a critical component of successful businesses, we must bring creativity to the table when addressing the lack of diversity in tech. WBW does exactly this and I am proud to be a partner.

Heather Giovanni
Vice President

Why partner with Women Back to Work

A returnship (or return-to-work) program is essentially an internship to provide career opportunities to women with recent time off from the workforce.

Women are disproportionally impacted by this as they take time off to raise children or care for loved ones. We don’t believe women should be punished for valuing their families and their mental health.

Career returnship programs create win-win scenarios between skilled workers and growing businesses. Our goal is to simply bridge the gap.

Promote diversity and inclusion

Multiple engagement options

We can create a custom Returnship program, provide contract or direct hires, or enhance your current program by marketing to our database of career-ready returners.

Backed by an IT staffing firm

WBW is the only Returnship organization backed by the full recruiting resources of an award-winning, IT staffing firm.

Access to culturally diverse talent

Our talent pool includes a wide range of candidates from varying backgrounds, experiences, and groups. And a diverse workforce means a dynamic workforce.


of all Returners are technical professionals

years of average experience working in business

years of average experience working in business


of all Returners have a Bachelor's degree


of all Returners have a Bachelor's degree


of all Returners have a Master's degree

“I’ve personally experienced the challenges around returning to work after taking a career break. It has been my mission to help women reclaim their careers and influencing businesses and leaders to invite skilled women back into the workforce.”

Sonu Ratra | Founder of Women Back to Work