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…

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…

Career Pivot’s Repurpose Your Career Podcast Talks with Tami Forman

Last week, Tami Forman was a guest on Career Pivot’s Repurpose Your Career podcast, where she talked to host Marc Miller about returning to the workforce after a long break. Career Pivot is a career service for adults who are on the second half of their professional lives and are looking to make a change – whether it’s switching to a different career or returning to one after a break.…