A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Laura Stupi

Name: Laura Stupi Company and Position Title: Customer Success Associate, Demandbase What did you do before taking a break: Before taking a break I worked in the scientific instrumentation industry. Most of it was focused on the application of X-rays to the chemical characterization of materials. I worked with the extraction (oil, gas, and mining) and environmental clean-up industries, and the academic sector. I held two different roles: first working with…

Path Forward’s Fall 2017 San Francisco Program to include PayPal, Medallia, Stripe, LendingClub and Quantcast

We are launching our fall 2017 Path Forward program in the San Francisco Bay Area with PayPal, Medallia, Stripe and LendingClub. Click the links to learn more about each company. PayPal launched their inaugural return-to-work program, Recharge, last year in partnership with Path Forward, and following its success, PayPal is expanding its fall 2017 program aimed at recruiting fifteen new “returnees” for 16-week paid internships and kicking off their program with a…

Path Forward Launches Los Angeles Program in Partnership With Verizon Digital Media Services and Boingo Wireless

We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with Verizon Digital Media Services and Boingo Wireless to launch a Path Forward return to work program in Los Angeles. Click the links to learn more about each company. As a part of our program, Verizon and Boingo are offering 16-week paid return to work internships aka “returnships” starting in September and October 2017. Path Forward works with its partners to bring…

Fearless And Free: Wendy Sachs Q&A and Book Giveaway!

  Returning to the workforce often requires a pivot, and in her new book, Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch their Careers, Wendy Sachs digs into issues that can hold women back and talks to a wide range of women who faced down fears, roadblocks and failures to reinvent themselves. It’s an inspiring read for women, particularly those who’ve taken a pause in their career, and we asked…

Path Forward is Hiring!

**Update: Thank you to everyone who applied for our roles at Path Forward. These positions are now filled.** We’re excited to announce that Path Forward is hiring for a 16-week return to work program in April! We’re looking for an organized self-starter to join the team as a Program Manager. This is a great position for someone who can work efficiently and has a background in coaching, developing, mentoring and crafting…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Wendy Padua

Name:  Wendy Padua Company and position title: Zendesk, I started as a field marketing intern and my contract was extended as a field marketing associate. What did you do before taking a break? I had two very distinct career tracks. My early career began in a small, high growth software company based in Atlanta.  I worked in the marketing department, and the environment feels very similar to what I’m experiencing now at…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Trisha Almeida

Name:  Trisha Almeida Company and position title: Demandbase, I started as a solutions consultant and was hired full-time as a project manager. What did you do before taking a break? I worked as a project manager in IT. I started my career as an engineer, grew into an analyst position, and when I quit I was working as a project manager. How many years of experience did you have before your…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Viviana Bhandari

Name: Viviana Bhandari Company and position title: Demandbase, software engineer. What did you do before taking a break? I was living in Costa Rica where I worked as a customer service rep for call centers for different companies. I moved to the US for my husband’s career and I wasn’t able to get a work visa right away so I used the time to finish my degree. How many years…

Questions (and Answers) About Path Forward: Updated Edition

Since the launch of our program we’ve gotten a lot of questions from people eager to apply for a Path Forward internship. We have answers! Read on for the most frequently asked questions about our program. What is a Path Forward return to work program? A Path Forward return to work program is a temporary job placement with a specific company that is geared toward professionals looking to restart their…

Book Review: “Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career”

In her new book, Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career, Lisen Stromberg digs into the reasons why women take pauses in their careers and the steps they can take to successfully return. Relying on extensive social-science research and data about who leaves the workforce and why, Stromberg centers the narrative of Work Pause Thrive around the idea that pausing your career can enrich your career and your life. Covering everything from the complex…