There are a lot of women across the world who at one point in their professional life would want to effect a major change, all through these changes can only be made when there is an assured fallback plan; which is another job offer.
The fact that this challenge to women in the workplace existed without an immediate solution led to a drastic decline in the number of women engaged in the workplace, whereas experienced and professional women stand out as the largest percentage of untapped human resources in companies and small businesses.
Landit is one platform for women to easily make those career changes while having all the details they need to effectively manage themselves in their new jobs.
It is gradually being referred to as the “LinkedIn for Women” by many, as the platform is designed to help its users especially when they are faced with transitional moments; like feeling stuck in their current roles or need to re-enter into the workforce newly after taking a career break.
Landit was Co-founded by a former healthcare investor; Lisa Skeete Tatum (former General Partner at Cardinal Partners) after her own career had come to a halt at a certain period in her life.
Information about experiences in careers and the skills acquired can be exchanged for personalized job listings which would also give one access to premium coaching services.
In a statement, Lisa Skeete Tatum said “The Landit platform addresses the fact that women are not only underrepresented in leadership but are leaving the corporate environment due to a host of challenges, including those surrounding engagement. We are focused on relevance, action and high-caliber access, all delivered in a safe and trusted environment.”
Apart from the general exchange of ideas and experiences the platform provides, it gives women the ability to develop their own public face brands as required of their respective career choices.
In a statement by Skeete Tatum, she mentioned that the platform will remain exclusively for women for now as women make up 51% of the workforce with only 19% holding senior managerial roles.
Landit has been designed to be the technology platform where the success and engagement of women in the workplace can be increased, eventually, these women will be launched into the career market and effectively have the backing of prime investors who would become valuable partners in their business.
The personalized career playbook that the platform provides has tools, resources, and connections required by women to reach their fullest work potential with fear of being held back in the workplace. It does this by improving the engagement of women and allowing reputable organizations to hire, train and retain women from the diverse pool of talents.
The personalized playbook employed by Landit utilizes a few core features which are distinguished by the level of personalization, high-quality resources, human touch and seamless integration it uses. The core features of Landit are listed as;
- It contains an assessment which is specific to each woman on the platform, taking into consideration every relevant career opportunities and prospective recommendations as well as offering options for skill development.
- Personal branding is key for any woman venturing back into the professional world; hence a logical plan and the appropriate tools are put in place to ensure that personal branding is successful.
- Providing the best coaching experience is also incorporated into the core features of Landit, as it provides women with a premier leadership development firm to provide one on one coaching sessions through executive consulting services.
- The team of advisors working with Landit gives women the confidence and opportunity to leverage on the wealth of experience and diversity that each member of the advisory team brings.
- The platform will not count as a professional workspace without providing these women with access to seasoned resume reviewers to help put together a comprehensive and appropriate resume for each of the platform’s members.
Co-founder of Landit, Sheila Marcelo (Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Care.com) went to Harvard Business School as classmates with Skeete Tatum and they were both members of the Henry Crown Fellows Class of 2012 at the Aspen Institute.
The professional platform operates with the backing of NEA, Cue Ball Capital, Xfund and the Female Founders Fund, with a team of advisors including Paul English (Founder and CTO, kayak.com; Founder and CEO, Blade); Leighanne Levensaler (SVP of Products, Workday); Cora Neumann (Co-Founder, Women Up and the First Ladies Leadership Initiative); John Ciancutti (Former Chief Product Officer, Coursera; Director of Engineering, Facebook; Head of Product Engineering, Netflix); Oscar Salazar (founding CTO, Uber, Ride.com and Pager) and Karen Griffith Gryga (Managing Partner, Dreamit Ventures).