Participant Spotlight: Deepthi Parthasarathy

Deepthi Parthasarathy took a break from her decade-long career as a software engineer to spend time with her toddler-aged daughter. When her daughter started school, she decided to return to work, but sought to make a career shift from development to product management. After completing a returnship in product management at Walmart Labs, she was hired there full-time as a Product Manager for their retail supply-chain technology team – the…

Participant Spotlight: Hagit Katzenelson

Hagit Katzenelson worked in product management for a number of start-ups and tech companies before the demands of caring for family and a friend with cancer compelled her to take a career break. When she was ready to return, Hagit job-searched for five years before landing a returnship as Product Manager for Walmart Labs, where she now works full-time. She tells us about the importance of believing in yourself, her…

Participant Spotlight: Deborah Chin

Deborah Chin worked in digital and print design for over a decade before taking a break to care for her daughter. What she hoped would be a break of only a year quickly turned into two as she juggled full-time care with efforts to transition into a UX Design career. After being accepted into a UX Design returnship at Walmart Labs, she was hired full-time as a Product Designer, where…

New Bay Area Hiring Partners Join Path Forward’s Return to Work Program

Recruiting Period Kicks off with Free Career Restart Seminar on July 17th We’re excited to announce the launch of our Fall 2019 return to work program in the Bay Area, with both new and returning partner companies. Path Forward is delighted to welcome new partners Blend, HPE, PagerDuty, Plastiq, Uber for Business, VMware, and Zynga, and to help our returning program champions Cloudflare, OSIsoft, Quizlet, Sage Intacct, and Verizon Media continue…

Amazon Joins Path Forward for Fall Return to Work Program

Path Forward is delighted to welcome Amazon to our Fall 2019 return to work program. The second-largest employer in the US is opening up opportunities for finance professionals on career breaks to fill multiple returnship positions in the Operations Finance division at their Seattle headquarters. As part of the program Amazon is looking for Financial Analysts and Senior Financial Analysts for 16-week returnships that will start in late summer. These…

Path Forward’s Career Restart Seminar Summer Roadmap

Our upcoming Fall 2019 return to work program is going to be our most expansive yet, and we’re taking the program on the road by bringing Career Restart Seminars to seven cities across the US! We’re kicking things off in California with an event on May 29 in Sunnyvale, followed by a May 30 seminar in Carlsbad. Then, we’re traveling to Reston, Virginia on June 12, and Bentonville, Arkansas on…

Participant Spotlight: Alicia Schober

Alicia Schober took an 18-year break from her career in corporate sales and marketing management to raise her sons. After an emotional start to her career search – on her wedding anniversary – she spent a year and a half exploring her interests, preparing for her career return, and searching for opportunities before being accepted into a returnship at Sage Intacct, where she was ultimately hired full-time as a Sales…

Participant Spotlight: Abby Carrales

After almost a decade in university IT and tech sales, Abby Carrales took a two-year break to care for her three children. After deciding to return to work, she spent two years intensely interviewing and networking at tech companies all over the Bay Area before getting a returnship in security compliance at Cloudflare, where she now works as a Security Compliance Specialist. She talks to us about her return to…

Participant Spotlight: Shikha Singhal

Shikha Singhal took a six-year break to spend quality time with her twin daughters. While contemplating a career return for several years, she kept herself busy volunteering at their school and coaching their robotics team. When her daughters started high school, she decided it was finally time to return to work. After completing several courses and finding a new passion within the software engineering field, she was accepted into a…

Forging a Path Forward in Gender Balance on International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day 2019 is all about finding #balanceforbetter: achieving gender parity and equality in every facet of life, from media representation to company leadership. But in the workplace, gender balance can’t be discussed without bringing up the issue of caregiving, and the responsibilities that come with raising children. Recent research has shown a consistent story across three decades: while only 2% of young women expected to opt out…