VMinclusion Taara – An Unique Return to Work Program by VMware and Women Who Code

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In India’s IT sector, nearly 50 percent of women drop out of the active workforce after about 5- 8 years and do not return to work. Research indicates that although most of these women are interested in re-joining the workforce after the break, they are unable to because the rapid evolution of technology results in their skills being outdated. Launched in October 2018, VMinclusion Taara aims to help women address this challenge by providing them with training and upskilling opportunities they need. This initiative, in partnership with Women Who Code, will upskill 15,000 women in India over the next two years by providing them with free technical education on VMware products & technology that enable digital business transformation technologies.

Women only constitute 25 percent of the total labor force in India

Indian women are among the lowest contributors to a country’s GDP at 18 percent

50 percent of women move out of core engineering roles after close to eight years to start families and do not return to the workforce.

Over 20 million women quit their jobs between 2004 and 2012 and around 65-60 percent of these will never return to work

Course Details

VMinclusion Taara offers women technology professionals the opportunity to upgrade their skills and become VMware Certified Professionals with specialized training in :

  • Datacenter Virtualization
  • Cloud Management & Automation
  • Networking & Security
  • Digital Workspace


Project Taara is open to only women who have dropped out of the workforce and are looking for an opportunity to restart their career. It is open to any female citizen of India who, prior to taking a career break, was employed for a minimum of 6 months in any field relating to Information Technology (IT) in India or abroad.

Progress Report

As of July 2019, VMinclusion Taara has seen over 3,100 women enrol from across the country. The highest number of participants are from Bangalore, followed by Pune and Hyderabad. The program has also generated a warm response from the industry with leading organizations like Bharti Airtel, Cognizant and Dell pledging their support.

Here’s what some of our graduates had to say:

VMInclusion Taara- The wind beneath my wingsIntroducing Sapna G, a mother of two and one of the first Taara graduates who returned to work after a 7 year long career gap 

VMinclusion Taara — A Bridge Back to Confidence, Ambition, and Success – Sharing the story of Bhavini Gadhiwala, who found the confidence to restart her career armed with new skills after 15 years.

VMinclusion Taara — A New Hope For Women –On a Career Break – Here’s Divyashikha Verma’s story of determination and resolve to not let a break derail her career.

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