Neha Bagaria, the visionary Founder & CEO of HerKey, has spearheaded the creation of India’s largest career engagement platform exclusively for women. Formerly known as JobsForHer, this groundbreaking platform addresses a critical issue faced by countless women seeking to re-enter the workforce after career breaks.
Bagaria’s personal journey, which included a 3.6-year hiatus in her own career to raise her children, illuminated the challenges women encounter when attempting to resume their professional lives. Shockingly, statistics reveal that 50% of working women in India exit the workforce within three years, leaving over 10 million highly qualified women on career breaks.
Determined to bridge this gap, Bagaria established HerKey on International Women’s Day in 2015. What began as a platform focused on reintegrating women into the workforce evolved, on International Women’s Day 2019, into a comprehensive initiative dedicated to propelling women at every stage of their professional journey.
Today, HerKey serves over 3.5 million women across India, with ambitious plans to empower the careers of 30 million women in the country. In a historic milestone, HerKey recently secured a remarkable $4 million in funding from Kalaari Capital, 360 ONE Asset (formerly IIFL AMC), and dedicated angel investors in 2023. This funding round ranks as one of the largest ever for a company exclusively dedicated to advancing women’s careers in India.
HerKey’s mission is to stand as a reliable companion for every woman on her career journey, offering growth opportunities, meaningful engagement, and invaluable support. Neha Bagaria’s expertise as an entrepreneur, combined with her profound understanding of recruiting, finance, HR, and marketing, solidifies HerKey’s position as a trailblazer in the field of social entrepreneurship, especially for women entrepreneurs.
Neha Bagaria and HerKey are not just reshaping careers; they are transforming lives, propelling women onwards and upwards in their professional pursuits.
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