Video: Spotlight on Path Forward Participants at Verizon

Today we are sharing an incredible video featuring three of our Path Forward returnees at Verizon Digital Media Services. These mothers each have an inspiring story about their commitment to their families, their struggles re-entering the workforce, and their determination for career success. This video features Candice Hamilton, Marsha Swallow and Karen Masterson. We also hear from one of Verizon’s tech recruiters, Megan Ward, who shares her perspective and experience…

Spring 2018 Career Restart Resources - Woman on Computer

Spring 2018 Career Restart Resources for Returnees

Many companies, including many Path Forward partners, run return to work programs that have start dates in September and October. If you’d like to get your career restarted by the fall, there’s a lot of steps you can take now to get ready. The Path Forward team has rounded up some of our favorite online and in-person resources to help you continue to grow your network, upgrade your skills, and…

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Skeptical About Returnships? There’s Growing Proof that They Work

If you’re among those who are skeptical about the value of using a “returnship” to re-enter the workforce after a break, you’re not alone. Back in 2012, Working Mother ran an article that opened with the line, “Thinking about doing a returnship? Please don’t.” The article went on to argue that returnships took advantage of women’s feelings of insecurity after a career break, and that placement rates at the end…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Stephanie Sullivan

Stephanie Sullivan started her career as an attorney. She spent the following ten years as a professional development leader helping lawyers, law students, and recent graduates succeed in their career. Like many returnees, she only expected to take a few years away from her career to raise her daughters. Eleven years later, she re-entered the workforce through the Path Forward program at Verisk Analytics in their HR department. At the…

Return to Work Checklist

The Return to Work Checklist

After an extended break, you decide to return to work…sounds daunting, doesn’t it? It was for me. For 12 years, I had a flexible schedule which allowed my husband to concentrate on his career, our kids to stay home sick whenever necessary, and, gave me time to run our household. I hadn’t “worked” (for pay) in a long time and wondered if I could handle a set schedule or be…