98% Of Women In Asia “Would Pursue Flexible Work Options” If Available

As Women’s Careers Platform Hopscotch.work Expands Into The Region, New Research Shows How Dissatisfied Women Are With Their Current Situation.

Hong Kong, 7th November: Almost two-thirds of women in Asia say that they have faced major challenges in their careers which has affected their ability to accelerate up the ladder. That’s according to new research released today amongst working and non-working women in Asia, which also shows that six in ten attribute the issue to a lack of flexible work options and four in ten to an inability to find suitable work after a career break or maternity leave.

To mark its continued expansion into the region after two and half years building its jobs platform for women in the Middle East, Hopscotch.work is partnering with Facebook, Kantar, The British High Commission, JOYCE, Motion, Edelman, Publicis and many more by offering Career Comeback program for those who have been out of the workplace for six months or more.  The program allows women to take part in paid and active placements for three to six months with roles on offer across Creative, Pharma, Finance, Events, Consulting and more.

With over 60,000 women in its network, Hopscotch.work sources flexible, part-time and permanent jobs across the Middle East and Asia from all industries and is entirely free to use for women, offering the ability to build a profile, join events and apply for roles and placements on initiatives. 

Adrian Warr, MD of Edelman Hong Kong, had this to say about their first foray into such a partnership in Asia; “I want to live in a world in which women have the same opportunities as everyone else, and I want to work in an office that has the best people regardless of gender, race, age or family status. Hopscotch can help all of us achieve those goals. As an advocate of gender equality, a manager of a business and just as a human being, I am very glad to be working with them.”

Emily Leahy, Kantar’s Head of Recruitment Operations (APAC, South Asia, Greater China), commented; “We want people at Kantar to flourish professionally as well as personally, and we see Hopscotch’s Career Comebacks program as a genuine integration of these two areas. The opportunity to provide support to a woman in the sometimes-daunting re-entry to the workplace resonates with many employees at Kantar.”

Co-Founder and MD of Hopscotch, Helen McGuire, commented on the expansion of the platform to Asia; “We are extremely excited to get to work offering tangible solutions to women’s career issues alongside esteemed organizations.  We know from experience how effective our actions have been for women in the workforce and it’s very clear that this is just what the APAC region needs right now.”

Having placed and trained thousands of women so far, the launch in Asia comes as part of Hopscotch’s plans to expand globally as a digital platform to change the game for professional women across the world.

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