Path Forward Rings in the New Year With Our First 2020 Career Restart Seminar

It may be January, but for us, it’s time to spring forward! On January 16th, Path Forward celebrated the launch of our spring program in the San Francisco Bay Area with another one of our successful Career Restart Seminars. Thankfully, the rain of near epic proportions didn’t deter the flock of motivated job seekers ready to return to the workforce. Path Forward Executive Director Tami Forman warmed up the crowd,…

What We Accomplished in 2019 (And A Sneak Peek of What We Have Planned for 2020)

One of the things I enjoy doing at the beginning of a new year is taking a few minutes to look back at the prior year and reflect on what I’ve achieved. As I think about what the Path Forward team accomplished in 2019 I must say that I beam with pride. Here are the highlights: More Companies In More Cities Welcoming Return to Work Talent! This year we added…

Participant Spotlight: Jason Kambak

Jason took a break from a 15-year career in sales and account management, primarily in medical sales, to give his young son a better sense of stability. When he was ready to return to work, Jason searched for a job for over a year before applying for and being accepted into a sales development returnship at Dynamic Signal. After completing his returnship, Jason was converted into a full-time sales development…

Book Review: How To Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

It’s pretty rare these days to see someone on an NYC subway car reading an actual book. Most people are on phones or, if they are reading, are on an e-reader. So it was surprising to notice a woman standing over me reading an actual ink-on-paper book. It was even more surprising to see the bright yellow cover with its title How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids.…

How I’m Tapping Into the Power of Gratitude Now

We all know that there is a lot of power in gratitude. And there’s nothing unique about pointing out that the Thanksgiving holiday — in itself and as the kickoff to a season of giving — is a great time to reflect on what you are grateful for.  And yet. Many of us find these final days of the year a little … nuts. There’s cooking and cleaning. There’s traveling.…

Participant Spotlight: Divya Ambadipudi

Divya Ambadipudi spent four and a half years as a Software Engineer in India and the US before taking a six-year break to care for her children. After deciding to return to work, she applied and was accepted into several Path Forward returnships and chose to return to work at Nutanix, where she now works full-time as a Full Stack Developer. Divya talks about her returnship experience, preparing for her…

Path Forward Joins Talent Leaders to Talk Returnship Successes at Grace Hopper Celebration 2019

Thousands of women leave the workforce each year due to caregiving responsibilities, and many of them struggle to return to their professions. Companies, meanwhile, claim a lack of qualified candidates as a reason for recruiting so few mid-career women. At the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration, Path Forward’s founding CEO Tami Forman joined talent leaders from four major companies to present one innovative solution to this problem: returnship programs.  Tami moderated…

Participant Spotlight: Nancy Turner Jung

Nancy Turner Jung worked in business development for Hewlett Packard for almost 20 years before taking a break to spend quality time with and help care for her ailing mother. After five years, she realized that she missed the mental stimulation of her career, and decided to return to work. After spotting a returnship at Quizlet relevant to her skills, she jumped on the opportunity, and now works there full-time…

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…

HPE Offering Returnships via Career Reboot Program, in partnership with Path Forward

Earlier this year, Path Forward was delighted to learn that HPE would be launching a return to work program as part of their “Work that Fits Your Life” initiative. Today, we are excited to announce that returnships are now available at HPE through their new Career Reboot program. The 12-week returnships will begin in September and will include online training to refresh technical knowledge and mentorship programs at HPE, as…