Programs help women re-enter business world

Women on break from work could offset talent shortage
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/04/2009

Nearly nine years ago, Lezlie Grossman left her job as a vice-president with advertising agency BBDO in Toronto and took three years off to raise her two young children. When it came time to get back into the workforce, she felt like she was going to have to prove herself all over again.

“Emotionally, it was quite overwhelming,” said Grossman.

She worried the business would have passed her by and that she wouldn’t be as current as she needed to be. But she managed to work through her insecurities and connected with old friends and colleagues to help her find a way back into the business.