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…

2021: A Year of Progress for Returners

What a year it’s been for returners and returnships!  We made great progress in 2021 toward normalizing career breaks and creating more supportive on-ramps back into the workforce for returning caregivers. But the team at Path Forward couldn’t do any of it without: Our Committed Employer Partners: We are so grateful for the 40 companies who partnered with us this year to launch and support their return to work programs…

Path Forward Adds Three Board Members to Increase the Organization’s Impact on Women’s Workforce Participation

The Ongoing Caregiving Crisis in the US Fuels the Nonprofit’s Actions to Expand Reach  (New York City: Nov. 29, 2021) — The national nonprofit Path Forward, which helps moms and other caregivers return to the paid workforce, today announced the appointment of three new board members — Jayne Jamison, Neema Bollampally, and Sheena White. The appointments are a first step toward increasing the organization’s reach and impact in response to…

This Year I’m Grateful for Hope

At this time last year, it was both very hard and very easy to be grateful. Hard, of course, for all the reasons that 2020 was a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad year. But easy for the same reason — when times are hard the good things come into focus. Here at Path Forward we focused on all the people — including you — for whom we were so very grateful.  This year…

We’re In This Together

We’re In This Together Many people are surprised to learn that Path Forward is a nonprofit organization. We are! And it’s why we’re so committed to supporting caregivers like you — every step of the way. This includes partnering with top employers in order to create empowering returnship opportunities that you can apply for. And it means offering helpful webinars and resources at no cost to you. This mission is…

Ask the Employer: Different is Valuable

Different is Valuable When Returning to the Workforce At Path Forward, we create return-to-work opportunities in partnership with forward-looking employers such as HubSpot. We asked Shyam Venkatramani, DI&B Recruiting Program Manager, for the employer’s perspective when interviewing job applicants who have a career break on their resume. His insights below provide a thoughtful view on what returners bring to the table and how to make your attributes shine. * *…

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…

Don’t Hide the Gap

When starting your job search, the resumé advice you’ll usually get is to hide any and all career gaps.  That’s because of the unfortunate stigma that still exists around hiring people with career breaks, especially those who left to provide family care.  Hiding your gap might be sound advice in general, but it’s a mistake when applying for a returnship. For these opportunities, there’s no need to justify your time…

Participant Spotlight: Matt Gasbarro

Company: Seeq Position: Senior Software Engineer Matt took a break from his software engineering career for five years to care for his newborn daughter. When she was ready to start preschool, he decided it was a great time to return to his career. Matt completed a returnship at Seeq, a software company that publishes advanced analytics applications for manufacturing companies, where he now works full-time as a senior software engineer.…