Tami on Kate Hanley’s “How to Be a Better Person” Podcast: Highlights

Tami recently joined Kate Hanley’s “How to Be a Better Person” podcast, where she shared her perspective on the radically shifting job market in the wake of the pandemic, and what job seekers can do to successfully return to work. Listen to the podcast here, and check out some highlights (from the full transcript) below: Where the job market is headed, and whether women are coming back: In the professional…

Participant Spotlight: Kathryn Zaharek

Company: Audible Position: Senior Product Manager Kathryn Zaharek returned to work after a 3 year break by completing a returnship at Audible, where she now works full-time as 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…

Participant Spotlight: Alex Karjeker

Company: Facebook Role: Data Scientist Like many Returners, Alex Karjeker’s career story-line has many twists and turns and includes employment in a wide array of careers. He worked for over a year as an investment banker, two years as a data scientist, and a year as a lobbyist. In 2017, Alex stepped away from the corporate world to run for public office, and when that was unsuccessful, he traveled to…

Mother’s Monday: A Collaboration To Build A World for Career Moms

When we began Path Forward more than 5 years ago, it was because we recognized that decades after women had entered the workforce in large numbers, many still faced work/life conflicts after they became mothers. For some this led to leaving the workforce, often in a way that felt more like pushed out. And then, when these smart, educated, experienced women were ready to return to the paid workforce —…

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Hire a Career Coach

As you embark on your career restart, you may find yourself having trouble defining your career goals or understanding how to use your skills and experience in the current job market. If this is true for you, you might want to consider engaging with a career coach. Before you dive headfirst into a coaching relationship, make sure you understand what (and what not!) to expect so you can determine if…

Restart Your Career in Accounting at Twilio

Path Forward and Twilio are excited to announce a new returnship program aimed at helping finance and accounting professionals restart their careers after time away for caregiving. Twilio is looking for Accountants and Payroll Analysts to participate in 16-week returnships that will start in April. These roles are open to professionals with five or more years of experience, who have taken two or more years off from their careers for…

Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month in a Year of #CaregivinginCrisis

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize everyone who devotes themselves to taking care of family members. This year’s theme is #CaregivingInCrisis, because the pandemic has complicated an already tough task, and we salute caregivers who are currently raising school-age children amidst confusing back-to-school schedules, assisting aging parents while staying socially distant, and/or caring for a sick family member in the middle of a public health crisis.…

Fairygodboss Co-Founders On How to Navigate a Job Search, Assess Employers and Practice Self-Care During a Pandemic

Fall is typically a time of back-to-school and new beginnings, but as with every facet of daily life, the pandemic has turned that upside down. While this has been a challenging year for everyone, we know that it has been especially difficult for working moms trying to maintain their careers while caring for their children, and for caregivers looking to return to work in an unstable economy. While there is…

Speaking Up About Racial Justice

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” – Ida B. Wells As advocates on a mission to widen workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives, we’d be remiss not to acknowledge our place of privilege and firmly call our audience to action in the fight against systemic racism. Path Forward believes that every person’s voice and value is of equal importance. We therefore stand resolute…

A Week in Path Forward: Connection in the Time of Coronavirus

There’s no use sugar coating it. The last few weeks have been hard. As we all struggle to adapt to this new “normal,” our list of worries seems to grow longer than our grocery lists. Yet, amid the many reminders for “social distancing,” Executive Director Tami Forman’s 10-year-old son opts for a modification of the phrase: this is a time of physical distancing, and social connection. For the Path Forward…