Audible’s Leaders are Creating a Next Chapter Returnship Program That’s a Catalyst for Change

Michael Masiello, Senior VP of Software Development, and Supriya Mimani, Director of HR Projects (Talent and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) were both instrumental in the launch and success of Audible’s Next Chapter Returnship program. As Audible gets ready to launch their third cohort, we talked to them about ways the program has grown since inception, the crucial support Path Forward provided to the program, and the unique attributes returning professionals…

Participant Spotlight: Richard Geohaghan

Company: Motorola Solutions Position: Project Manager Richard took a 3-year break from his long career in telemcommunications to care for his mother and newborn child. When he was ready to return, he completed a returnship at Motorola Solutions, where he now works full-time as a project manager. Richard tells us about his return to work experience, his favorite part of working remotely, and how his previous sales experience, as well…

Four Suggestions for Employers on International Women’s Day

Path Forward supports caregivers of all genders in returning to the workforce. But we recognize that women often carry an extra burden. That’s why for International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re calling out that many obstacles women face are due to gendered stereotypes about careers and caregiving. In the home, these may include ingrained ideas about who is most responsible for providing childcare or whose career is most important.…

Path Forward CEO Tami Forman Joins JFF Action Collaborative’s Women in the Workplace Panel

On February 10, Path Forward CEO Tami Forman joined a panel of fellow career leaders for the first session of Women in the Workplace, a JFF Action Collaborative series organized by chair Gayatri Agnew, Path Forward Board Member and Sr. Director and Head of Accessibility for the Center of Excellence at Walmart. The three-part series welcomes corporate leaders to listen, learn, and engage on the issues facing working women, and…

Participant Spotlight: Rachna Pardeshi

Company: Allstate Position: Product Engineer Rachna took a break from her career in the Information Technology industry to support a family move to Mexico and to take care of her son. After five years, she was ready to return to work, Rachna completed a returnship at Allstate, where she now works as a Product Engineer. Rachna tells us about her return to work experience, and all the support that her…

Path Forward Talks Parental Leave and Returnships at The Female Quotient’s Davos Equality Lounge

On January 18, Path Forward founder and CEO Tami Forman joined The Female Quotient’s virtual session at the Davos Equality Lounge, which brought together talent and thought leaders to discuss “The Power of Parental Leave and Returnships.” Tami joined the panel, moderated by Quartz at Work Senior Reporter Cassie Werber, alongside McKinsey & Company Senior Partner and Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer María del Mar Martínez; Inspired HR…

Partner Spotlight: Carol DeSantie, Northwell Health

Carol DeSantie, a director in Talent Acquisition, helped start the Northwell Health returnship company in partnership with Path Forward. She talks to us about the program, and the robust support that returners receive at Northwell Health. Tell us a little bit about yourself. How long have you been at Northwell Health? What is your position and how long have you been managing a staff? I’m Carol DeSantie, I am currently one…

2021: A Year of Progress for Returners

What a year it’s been for returners and returnships!  We made great progress in 2021 toward normalizing career breaks and creating more supportive on-ramps back into the workforce for returning caregivers. But the team at Path Forward couldn’t do any of it without: Our Committed Employer Partners: We are so grateful for the 40 companies who partnered with us this year to launch and support their return to work programs…

Path Forward Adds Three Board Members to Increase the Organization’s Impact on Women’s Workforce Participation

The Ongoing Caregiving Crisis in the US Fuels the Nonprofit’s Actions to Expand Reach  (New York City: Nov. 29, 2021) — The national nonprofit Path Forward, which helps moms and other caregivers return to the paid workforce, today announced the appointment of three new board members — Jayne Jamison, Neema Bollampally, and Sheena White. The appointments are a first step toward increasing the organization’s reach and impact in response to…

This Year I’m Grateful for Hope

At this time last year, it was both very hard and very easy to be grateful. Hard, of course, for all the reasons that 2020 was a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad year. But easy for the same reason — when times are hard the good things come into focus. Here at Path Forward we focused on all the people — including you — for whom we were so very grateful.  This year…