Science Says Motherhood May Boost Productivity

A story this week on Quartz.com (a publication I’m becoming increasingly obsessed with) was both fascinating and not the least surprising: a study found that mothers outperformed their childless peers, as measured by output of academic research. There are a million caveats to this study, which looked at PhD economists, including the bias found in a pool of high-powered academics. But I think there’s something to this theory, in part because…

5 Ways to Take Your Job Search Out Into the World

The internet revolution has been a boon for moms in so many ways. We can use a variety of platforms to connect with each other across states and time zones and also find other moms right around the corner. The internet has also made working from home possible in a whole new way. And for those looking to restart their careers it is now possible to launch a full-fledged job…

Brittany

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Brittany Luebke

Name: Brittany Rhea Luebke Return Path position: Social Media Marketing Coordinator, Digital and Brand Marketing Career past life (What did you do?): Most recently, I worked in marketing and communications for an insurance and financial services company. Prior to that, I was a human resources consultant, specializing in benefit communication and employee wellness programs. How long were you out of the workforce? I was out of the workforce almost two years.…

Rick Simkins

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Rick Simkins

Name: Rick Simkins Return to Work Internship position (and company): Service Delivery Support at Return Path. Career past life (What did you do?): I was a Regional Channel Manager, selling data center solutions, networking, data storage and other solutions to companies. How long were you out of the workforce before entering the Return to Work program? I was out of the workforce for 2 years. I started a business and was looking for…

Find Inspiring Stories

The media narrative on working moms isn’t always pretty. Generally they seem to revolve around questions like: How do they do it? Can they have it all? There are many mornings that begin with #facepalm because of some story that seems to reinforce a tired narrative that doesn’t describe my life or the lives of many women I know. So it was with relief, amazement and joy that I read…

Barbara Gaskill

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Barbara Gaskill

Name: Barbara Gaskill   Return Path position:  Sales Operations Analyst Career past life (what did you do?): Sales Operations Manager and Demand Manager in the Semiconductor Industry How long were you out of the workforce?: I was out of the workforce for almost one year Return Path role (what do you do each day?): During my first few weeks at Return Path I cleaned up the pipeline within Salesforce, ensuring data…

A Few Ideas For More Pleasant Mornings

In the life of any working parent there are a few predictable stress points. One is The Morning. When you have children, mornings start EARLY. Sometimes painfully early. And getting everyone up, dressed, fed and out the door in time for the buses and trains and commutes can leave you feeling as if you ran a marathon before you even hit your desk. Mornings don’t have to be Groundhog Day,…

“Send Me Your Resume”

When you are searching for a job, especially if you haven’t been out in the market for a while, the words “Send me your resume” can be terrifying. If you haven’t updated your resume, your heart sinks as you think of the work in front of you. And even if you have, your heart sinks because…well, because sending anyone your resume is terrifying! So let’s start with something basic: Everyone…

Questions (and Answers!) about Path Forward

Since the launch of our California 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 upcoming program. I signed up on the Path Forward site, what happens next?  Great! We are excited to have you on board. Signing up at the Path Forward site is a great way to…