Meet Path Forward’s Summer Intern: Taylor Pomroy

Note from our executive director: This summer Path Forward had our first college intern, Taylor Pomroy,  who has been working as Marketing Coordinator this summer. I call her the wunder-intern. She’s done everything, and then some, and takes on each assignment with enthusiasm and good cheer. I’m so proud of the work she’s done this summer and will miss her terribly when she goes. Before she heads back to the academic…

Redefining Success

I love visiting art museums, especially modern art museums. I’m not particularly knowledgeable, but I enjoy my time and generally find ideas that inspire me (I’ve written, here and here, about how two MoMA exhibits inspired me). And as a mom I love sharing this experience with my kids who are now 8 and 6. Of course visiting a museum with an 8-year-old and a 6-year-old can be … Let’s…

John Bortscheller

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee John Bortscheller

Name: John Bortscheller Return to Work Internship position (and company): Associate Account Executive (sales department) for ReadyTalk Career past life (What did you do?): I was a corporate account manager, selling data network systems for Verizon Business. How long were you out of the workforce before entering the Return to Work program? I was out of the workforce for more than 7 years to take care of my two young…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Swati Udas

Name: Swati Udas Return to Work Internship position (and company) Software Engineer Career past life (What did you do?): Software Developer How long were you out of the workforce before entering the Return to Work program? I was home for 2 years with my newborn daughter. What was your experience trying to find a job before the program? It was challenging to get back in the flow of things. I…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Kalin Rollings

Name: Kalin Rollings Return to Work Internship position (and company): I started at a customer care role at ReadyTalk through their return to work program supported by Path Forward. Career past life (What did you do?): I worked at an athletic club for eight years prior as a general manager. I then had my son and took some time off with him. When I decided to come back, I wanted…

Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Wonderful

Early in my business career I learned to embrace the concept “don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” The idea, which was very hard on a recovering perfectionist, was that something that is done well enough is infinitely more valuable than the thing this is never complete because it wasn’t yet “perfect.” The concept of perfection in parenting is also hard for me to let go of,…

Congratulations PayPal!

Last week, I was at PayPal’s San Jose, California HQ to celebrate the completion of their first Path Forward return to work program. The program, which they dubbed “Recharge,” had 9 participants, all in software engineering. Since February they have been working hard and the celebration was a chance to mark their completion of the program and look eagerly to their future. Opening the graduation was RC Johnson, PayPal’s extraordinary…

TODAY Covers Moms Returning to Work – featuring our partner PayPal

TODAY covers companies helping women return to the workforce after time away featuring our partner PayPal! The PayPal program has been very successful and we are so proud to see them get the kudos they deserve for sponsoring this initiative and supporting Path Forward in its mission, too. And yes, you will also catch a quick glimpse of our Executive Director, Tami Forman, leading the career workshop at PayPal this…

The “Magic Trick” of Being There Even When You Aren’t There

In last month’s In Style magazine Julia Roberts had an extraordinary quote about being a working mom. “One of the greatest things [my mom] ever did for me … I remember asking her—when I had three kids under 3 years old and just felt like I was running in a thousand directions at once—‘How on earth did you raise all of us? You worked full-time, and you did all these…

Krista Rogers

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Krista Rogers

Name: Krista Rogers Return to Work Internship position: Customer Experience Researcher, Return Path What did you do before you took a career break?: I started my career as a coordinator at National Geographic Television. I later joined a start-up research company where I conducted stamp research for the U.S. Postal Service. I went on to manage a team of researchers that provided all the visuals for Discovery Channel’s online magazine. After…