Creating the flexibility needed to balance your career and your family. 
OUR FOUNDING STORY
 

We are an innovation economy driven by human capital, yet in 2015 our workplaces were stuck in the industrial-age, not the information age. Sitting in a room of  women with graduate degrees and professional experience, yet un-engaged in the workplace - I realized there was a loss in economic value - value to business, to our Nation's GDP and to women.  That loss in value is"Untapped Potential" - my ah-ha moment.

 

Delving into this loss further, issues of  the wage gap, gender equity, diversity and work-life balance were hot in workplace news and our National debate. Problems that needed solving. I observed important workforce trends:

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  • Women out-pace men in education and make up 51% of the entering workforce.  There is a growing movement of solidarity: Women supporting women.

  • The Gig Economy is here: Part-time, flexible opportunities can exist. The freelance economy is the industrial revolution of our time. Mid-Career Internships are a part of that trend, growing exponentially in Europe and the banking industry in NYC. They offer an example of the benefits experienced from bringing women back. 

  • Yes. Technology is changing rapidly. That is a good thing. Re-educating is easier now more than ever thanks to short course nano-degrees and online learning. This demographic can learn tech just like any other. With growing access more women can add value to industry and be more readily available for family needs.

Leveraging these dynamics, Untapped Potential conceived Flexreturn™ Services to prepare you for your next career shift - your return-to-work potential. 

 

Our 3-Prong approach provides a Network of Support (peers, mentors, coaches), skillUP opportunities to develop professionally and with current in-demand skills and most critically an opportunity to engage in real curated opportunities in corporations, small business, start ups and non-profits.

Our trademark Flexreturn™ Services offer the right stepping stone to return-to-work in a supportive environment. This programmatic approach offers advantages in time-to-market and costs for both those eager to return and business seeking top talent. .

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By changing the way businesses find and keep talent, we deliver the necessary stepping stone to re-enter at your caliber with the unique variability and control necessary that enable work-life success as defined by the individual. Piloted in the Greater Hartford Area and having launched in 3 cities (Hartford, New Haven and Fairfield),  we now serve candidates and business clients nationally with our on-line and remote support.

Untapped Potential encourages us all to re-examine how time spent caring for our next generation is viewed and valued. The pandemic of this past year has made the "invisible" visible as Melinda Gates illuminated. Care-giving enables capitalism in so many ways. It, in and of itself by no means, diminishes ones professional ambition, nor potential. Whether it be 1 year or 10, we value the path of Motherhood on a woman's career roadmap. It is a rich experience full of personal growth, yet relatively short in duration compared to one's career span.  When it's time to pivot, to return-to-work, we will help that talented individual fit today's workplace.

Our path in life is winding, with peaks and valleys and changes in direction along the way.  It requires flexibility and adaptability. Traits businesses have always wanted from their employees.  And traits we now need from businesses in return.

 

Let's find a match!