In India, 48% of women take a career break due to personal reasons like starting a family, getting married or to pursue a passion. According to the latest Talent Neuron study, 62% women would rather quit, take a break, or move to an organization that is more women-friendly for overall family care, than stay in their current role.

At PayPal, we are focused on providing diverse solutions to real-world challenges. Recharge aims to equip women technologists with the skills and confidence required to help them get back to work and jumpstart their careers after a break. At the end of the program, the participants may have the opportunity to work with us to build next-generation payments.

Pictured: First Recharge India Cohort

The programme, over the past two years has received close to 1500 applications with at least three years of experience in software development, PMO, Quality or Analytics. Among these, more than 200 were invited to participate in a skill-building event; 75 of those joined our Bootcamp; and 20 participants were given the opportunity to join PayPal.

“PayPal’s Recharge program gave me hope for renewing my career aspirations after having to take a break for childcare. It provided me with the confidence needed to realize that many of the skills gained during time away from the workplace are transferable and relevant. The 10-day Recharge Bootcamp also offered insights into how working practices have evolved recently.”
Abirami Mahadevan, Release Manager
PayPal India

PayPal has an ongoing commitment to build a strong and diverse organization as well as support and encourage women to pursue technical careers.


Who should apply?

Are you a professional woman who has taken a career break and are now wondering how to start your journey back into your career? If this describes you, then you should apply for our Recharge program. Specifically, we are looking for women who have been out of the workforce for at least 1-5 years, but are ready to resume your careers.

How do I apply?

Please send an email to and include the following:

Subject: Interest in India Recharge Program

Include the following information:

  • First/Last name
  • Email address
  • Contact phone
  • Position(s) interested in, with years of experience for each
  • Updated resume

How do I refer someone?

You can send us your friend’s resume at

I’m not located in Chennai or Bangalore, can I still apply?

At this time, our open positions are available in the Chennai and Bangalore tech centers.

Are non-developer positions also available as a part of this program?

Yes, please refer to our career page to see all available positions. Mail your resume to, and please include the Job ID with your submission.

What is the program deadline?

Registrations will be accepted until January 3, 2019.

What is the structure of the program?

We start with an event launch, which is a day-long event. It aims at bringing everyone together, talk about PayPal and the process of the program, to inspire & instill confidence for all the participants through panel discussion, speaker sessions and mentorship. Following the launch event, selected candidates are invited to participate in our Bootcamp. Bootcamp provides space for participants to clarify any inhibitions they have through one to one speed mentoring sessions and at the same time have some fun & networking. After completing the Bootcamp, candidates are interviewed for fulltime roles at PayPal.

How are candidates selected for the Bootcamp? [or] What criteria are used to select Bootcamp participants?

Post the launch event there is an interim selection process to the Bootcamp. PayPal looks for certain traits including exposure to technology and identify those who go through the Bootcamp. The Bootcamp has various tracks pertaining to the skill set of the people - like technology track, program manager track etc. The Bootcamp happens face to face within our PayPal facilities and not only focusses on technology upskilling, but also behavioral and soft skills.

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