3 Myths Holding You Back at Work and at Home

Working Mother recently shared an article on their Facebook page by a woman lamenting how much harder her life is than that of her parents, a stay-at-home mom and a working dad. She outlined the ways she feels she is getting the worst of both their worlds – having all the work pressure her dad had with none of the leisure he enjoyed because of his non-working wife. And, also,…

Path Forward Featured on the Positively Gotham Gal Podcast

Joanne Wilson is a force of nature. She’s had an incredibly varied career and now occupies a space that makes her hard to define. She has a blog and a podcast under the moniker “Gotham Gal,” a festival and a portfolio of companies that she invests in as an angel. She also serves on nonprofit boards and I feel incredibly lucky to have her as the co-chair of Path Forward’s…

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…

Announcing New Partnerships and a New Market

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added 7 new companies to the Path Forward network and have expanded our program into the New York Metro Area. AppNexus and Verisk Analytics have partnered with us to launch return to work programs in their New York and Jersey City offices. In the San Francisco Bay Area we’ve added Medallia, Quantcast, Intacct, Volta, and Cloudera. (Click the links to learn more about each company and see…

Apply for a Scholarship to Take Online Tech Courses with Treehouse

We’re on a mission to help women (and men) restart their careers after they’ve been out of the workforce for caregiving. A good way to fill in the gap on your resume before returning to work is to take a course to refresh your skills or learn new ones. We’ve partnered with Treehouse to bring 50 FREE scholarships to Path Forward subscribers to brush up on their skills before returning to work,…

#GivingTuesday

It all started with Black Friday, which many of you may know originally was a term that wonky economists used to designate the approximate day when retailers broke even for the year (literally, went into the black in accounting parlance) and started making a profit. What began as the unofficial start of holiday shopping turned into an extravaganza of discount madness. With the online era we saw Cyber Monday –…

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…

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…

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…