Success Story: Laura Carey

Laura Carey took a 12-year break from her career as an HR professional, during which time she raised her kids, acted as her dad’s primary caregiver for a year, and volunteered extensively. After a great experience volunteering at a Northwell Health hospital, Laura found a returnship opportunity at Northwell Health that would be a great fit for her. She completed her returnship in talent acquisition, and now works there full-time…

Success Story: Drew Schuetz

Drew Schuetz took a break from his career in project management to care for his partner. Once he was ready to return to the workforce, Drew found it difficult to get back to his career, even with an MBA and job experience. After finding out about Path Forward, Drew applied for a position at Motorola Solutions, where he completed a returnship in project management. Now a full-time senior project manager…

Success Story: Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller took a four year break from her long career in marketing to care for her parents. When she was ready to return to work, Barbara completed a returnship at Trimble, where she now works full-time as a Global Marketing Communications Leader. Barbara talks about what she accomplished during her returnship experience, the support she received from Trimble and Path Forward, and what advice she has for future returners.   What…

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…

Participant Spotlight: Kathryn Zaharek

Kathryn Zaharek returned to work after a 3 year break by completing a returnship at Audible, where she now works full-time as a Senior Product Manager. She tells us about how she prepared for her return, how Audible supported her during her remote returnship experience, and explains why returners should always have an elevator pitch ready. Tell me a bit about your career break. What type of work did you…

Returner Spotlight: Karly Davis

Company: Trimble Position: Financial Analyst Karly took a break from her finance career to spend more time with her son. After six years, she was ready to return to the workforce, but found it difficult to get interviews with a career gap on her resume. That’s when she learned about Trimble and realized the company would be a great fit for her – so she applied and returned to work…

Participant Spotlight: Carrie Kirk

Company: Campbell Soup Company Position: IT Project  and Portfolio Management Analyst Carrie Kirk took a 13-year break from her career as an athletics director and lacrosse coach, a job that involved long schedules and weekend travel, when she had her first child. When she was ready to return to work, Carrie decided to pivot into a corporate role, and realized that her skills made her a great fit for a…

Participant Spotlight: Payal Chopra

Company: Wells Fargo Position: Business Initiatives Consultant Payal took a break from her decade-long and varied tech career to raise her son. When she was ready to return to work, Payal signed up for Path Forward’s newsletter, where she learned about the Wells Fargo Glide Relaunch Program. After getting motivated by reading returner success stories, Payal jumped on the opportunity and was accepted. She returned to work as a Business…

Participant Spotlight: Bridget Kelly

Company: Twilio Position: Manager, Change Management Bridget Kelly was ready to restart her career after taking an eight-year break from her sales operations career to raise her children. She found a job posting for one of Path Forward’s first-ever returnships, a customer success role at SendGrid. Intrigued by the concept, Bridget applied and completed her returnship in 2015. Below, Bridget discusses the ways her team at SendGrid, now a subsidiary…

Participant Spotlight: Shruti Katyal

Company: Walmart Labs Role: UX Designer Shruti Katyal took a five year break from her QA engineering job, during which she had two children and relocated with her family to California. When she felt ready to return to work, Shruti decided to make a pivot into UX. She completed a returnship at Walmart Labs, which prepared her for her current role as a UX Designer at Adobe. Shruti talks about…