Success Story: Aasavari Gokhale

Aasavari took a three-year break from her career in tech career to care for her family. When she was ready to return, Aasavari found out about Path Forward, and applied for a returnship at Red Ventures, where she now works full-time as a software engineer. She talks about her return to work experience, why she loved the flexibility of a returnship at Red Ventures, and the support she received from…

Success Story: Mei Wong

Mei Wong took a six and a half year break to support family moves to Taiwan, then to Austin, and to care for her children. She always planned to return to work, and when she was ready, Mei upskilled through a bootcamp and applied for a returnship at Momentive. She now works there as a full-time front-end developer, and talks about her returnship experience, and how Momentive supported her remote…

Success Story: Priti Khattar

Priti Khattar took a three year break from her engineering career to care for her daughter. When she was ready to return to work, Priti took the time to refresh her skills before applying for a returnship at Momentive, where she now works full-time as a senior software engineer. She talks about all the ways she prepared for her return to work, her returnship experience, and how Momentive helped her…

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…

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…

Partner Spotlight: Patricia Boothe, Trimble

Patricia Boothe, a senior vice president at Trimble, facilitated Trimble’s returnship program launch this year, in partnership with Path Forward. She talks to us about the success of Trimble’s pilot program, what surprised her most about working with returners, and why both she and her colleagues can’t wait to launch a second program. What’s your role at Trimble and how long have you been at the company? I’m a senior…