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…

Navigating Back to School

Back in June I wrote about summer strategies to get through those yawning weeks when the usual childcare arrangement (generally known as school) suddenly disappears and parents across the land scramble to keep the kids safe and occupied. So you’d think that would mean that back to school would mean a big sigh of relief. While it certainly solves a lot of problems to have the kids back in school,…

Back to School, Back to Work

The scenarios can vary. The youngest begins full-day kindergarten. The oldest is off to college, the youngers are increasingly busy with their preteen/teen activities. Or, all the kids have been in school for a few years and the reality of another year with a (mostly) quiet house yawns ahead. Whatever the specifics, fall is a time when many moms (and some dads) who’ve been focused on caregiving turn to thoughts…

Cathy Juntunen

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Cathy Juntunen

Name: Cathy Juntunen Return Path Position: Recruitment Coordinator Career past life (What did you do?): Before taking time off to raise my two children, I was the Human Resource Manager at American Medical Response (AMR). AMR is a national ambulance company headquartered in Colorado. How long were you out of the workforce? 14 years Return Path role (What do you do each day?): After some training, I now source and recruit…

California Tech Companies Help Moms Rejoin the Workforce

Today is a very big day for Path Forward! Go Daddy, Demandbase, CloudFlare, Coursera, Instacart and Zendesk are all partnering with us to launch return to work programs in their California locations. (Click the links to see all their listings and read more about the program in our press release.) We know this program changes the lives of women and their families — nearly 90% of the people who’ve participated…

Leading California Technology Companies Join Path Forward to Improve Gender Diversity

GoDaddy, Zendesk, Demandbase, Coursera, CloudFlare, and Instacart to offer Return-to-Work Internships for Mid-Career Professionals New York, August 23, 2016 — Path Forward, a non-profit organization that helps people get back to work after taking a career break for caregiving, today announced the launch of its California return-to-work program. Beginning in October, GoDaddy, Zendesk, Demandbase, Coursera, CloudFlare and Instacart will offer multiple jobs, in the form of 18-week paid internships, to…

The Many Ways My Children Have Helped My Career

To hear the media tell it, children are the death knell of a woman’s career. Women get sidelined. They take themselves out of the game. They are distracted and overwhelmed and how on earth can they perform well if that’s true? I’m here to tell you that my children have helped my career far more than they’ve hurt it. Their influence has been big and small. Here are a few…