At Path Forward we’re on a mission to empower people to restart their careers after time spent focused on caregiving. We fulfill this mission by working with companies to create midcareer internships — sometimes called “returnships” — to give women (and men) a jump start back to the paid workforce. We’ve worked with more than a dozen tech companies including PayPal, GoDaddy, Instacart, Zendesk and CloudFlare, and are now looking to hire for our very own Path Forward program.
“Like so many others, I took a break from a successful career to raise my children. When I was ready to return, armed with 15 years of professional experience and a wealth of other skills honed while on my “break,” I honestly had no idea where to begin. Enter Path Forward – a nonprofit organization that works with companies to create mid-career internship programs aimed at easing the transition back to work for those who have taken a break from their careers for caregiving. As Director of Partnerships at Path Forward, it’s incredibly meaningful to have the opportunity to help others who have been out the workforce for several years — just like I was — reengage with their former career or find a new one. What better way for Path Forward to add to our team than to welcome more returnees!” -Christine Winston, Director of Partnerships, Path Forward