Path Forward Launches Los Angeles Program in Partnership With Verizon Digital Media Services and Boingo Wireless

We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with Verizon Digital Media Services and Boingo Wireless to launch a Path Forward return to work program in Los Angeles. Click the links to learn more about each company. As a part of our program, Verizon and Boingo are offering 16-week paid return to work internships aka “returnships” starting in September and October 2017. Path Forward works with its partners to bring…

Fearless And Free: Wendy Sachs Q&A and Book Giveaway!

  Returning to the workforce often requires a pivot, and in her new book, Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch their Careers, Wendy Sachs digs into issues that can hold women back and talks to a wide range of women who faced down fears, roadblocks and failures to reinvent themselves. It’s an inspiring read for women, particularly those who’ve taken a pause in their career, and we asked…

Path Forward is Hiring!

**Update: Thank you to everyone who applied for our roles at Path Forward. These positions are now filled.** We’re excited to announce that Path Forward is hiring for a 16-week return to work program in April! We’re looking for an organized self-starter to join the team as a Program Manager. This is a great position for someone who can work efficiently and has a background in coaching, developing, mentoring and crafting…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Wendy Padua

Name:  Wendy Padua Company and position title: Zendesk, I started as a field marketing intern and my contract was extended as a field marketing associate. What did you do before taking a break? I had two very distinct career tracks. My early career began in a small, high growth software company based in Atlanta.  I worked in the marketing department, and the environment feels very similar to what I’m experiencing now at…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Trisha Almeida

Name:  Trisha Almeida Company and position title: Demandbase, I started as a solutions consultant and was hired full-time as a project manager. What did you do before taking a break? I worked as a project manager in IT. I started my career as an engineer, grew into an analyst position, and when I quit I was working as a project manager. How many years of experience did you have before your…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Viviana Bhandari

Name: Viviana Bhandari Company and position title: Demandbase, software engineer. What did you do before taking a break? I was living in Costa Rica where I worked as a customer service rep for call centers for different companies. I moved to the US for my husband’s career and I wasn’t able to get a work visa right away so I used the time to finish my degree. How many years…

Questions (and Answers) About Path Forward: Updated Edition

Since the launch of our program we’ve gotten a lot of questions from people eager to apply for a Path Forward internship. We have answers! Read on for the most frequently asked questions about our program. What is a Path Forward return to work program? A Path Forward return to work program is a temporary job placement with a specific company that is geared toward professionals looking to restart their…

Book Review: “Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career”

In her new book, Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career, Lisen Stromberg digs into the reasons why women take pauses in their careers and the steps they can take to successfully return. Relying on extensive social-science research and data about who leaves the workforce and why, Stromberg centers the narrative of Work Pause Thrive around the idea that pausing your career can enrich your career and your life. Covering everything from the complex…

Announcing New Partnerships and a New Market

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added 7 new companies to the Path Forward network and have expanded our program into the New York Metro Area. AppNexus and Verisk Analytics have partnered with us to launch return to work programs in their New York and Jersey City offices. In the San Francisco Bay Area we’ve added Medallia, Quantcast, Intacct, Volta, and Cloudera. (Click the links to learn more about each company and see…

Apply for a Scholarship to Take Online Tech Courses with Treehouse

We’re on a mission to help women (and men) restart their careers after they’ve been out of the workforce for caregiving. A good way to fill in the gap on your resume before returning to work is to take a course to refresh your skills or learn new ones. We’ve partnered with Treehouse to bring 50 FREE scholarships to Path Forward subscribers to brush up on their skills before returning to work,…