I am Rohini, a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado, with more than eight years’ experience. Not long ago, after my son’s birth, I chose to take a few years’ sabbatical. When I returned to the corporate environment, I realised that the dynamics of the job market were very different after you’ve taken a break.
I came back to the world of work on a part-time basis, to balance my work time and personal requirements. Eventually, however, I started looking for a suitable full-time opportunity.
In the few interviews I attended, I felt that more time was spent explaining why I took a break, rather than explaining my technical competencies.
When I got a call from Shell, I expected the same. But, to my surprise, the invitation I received was to be part of an interactive session with some of the senior leaders of Shell Business Operations and Shell Women in Chennai network (SWiCH) members.
They showcased how Shell is a great place to work. Their experiences made me realise that Shell is one of the few companies that values and lives a culture of diversity and inclusion.