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At PayPal, we are re-thinking how to provide diverse solutions to real-world challenges. Through the Recharge program in partnership with Path Forward, we encourage skilled women technologists who have taken a career break for personal or family reasons to feel equipped to return to the work force. During the program, they work on real technical projects and provide solutions, while learning from leaders throughout PayPal about everything from work/life balance to résumé and cover letter writing. When participants complete the Recharge program, they have learned skills that are competitive with the current market, and similar to an internship, will be considered for hire as employees at the conclusion of the program.

“Here at PayPal, we’ve seen firsthand the tremendous impact of the Recharge program has across the board – from the participants getting a chance to start a new chapter, many of whom are still employed with us; our development teams keeping a competitive edge by tapping into a strong talent pool; and our customers are better served through our commitment to including diverse perspectives. Path Forward shares our vision to ignite a cultural change at both PayPal and across the tech industry and we could not be more proud to partner again on an even larger cohort for 2017.”-Marcia Morales-Jaffe, Chief People Officer, PayPal