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.…

Path Forward’s Career Restart Seminar Summer Roadmap

Our upcoming Fall 2019 return to work program is going to be our most expansive yet, and we’re taking the program on the road by bringing Career Restart Seminars to seven cities across the US! We’re kicking things off in California with an event on May 29 in Sunnyvale, followed by a May 30 seminar in Carlsbad. Then, we’re traveling to Reston, Virginia on June 12, and Bentonville, Arkansas on…

Participant Spotlight: Alicia Schober

Alicia Schober took an 18-year break from her career in corporate sales and marketing management to raise her sons. After an emotional start to her career search – on her wedding anniversary – she spent a year and a half exploring her interests, preparing for her career return, and searching for opportunities before being accepted into a returnship at Sage Intacct, where she was ultimately hired full-time as a Sales…

Walmart 2018 Cohort

Walmart and Path Forward announce expanded partnership to bring Walmart’s return to work opportunities to locations across the country

Today, Walmart announced the expansion of their return to work program, in partnership with Path Forward, to multiple locations across the country. After a successful 2018 program in San Bruno and Sunnyvale, California, the program will expand to increase the number of opportunities in Silicon Valley and add new returnship openings at nearly every Walmart Labs location in America, including Carlsbad, California; Reston, Virginia; and Walmart’s hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.…

Participant Spotlight: Abby Carrales

After almost a decade in university IT and tech sales, Abby Carrales took a two-year break to care for her three children. After deciding to return to work, she spent two years intensely interviewing and networking at tech companies all over the Bay Area before getting a returnship in security compliance at Cloudflare, where she now works as a Security Compliance Specialist. She talks to us about her return to…

Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It’s A Discipline.

Author’s Note: I wrote this column for Forbes back at the end of 2017. At first it didn’t get much traffic and I wasn’t totally surprised. I didn’t expect it to be a popular message. But somewhere along the way it got shared and it has just exploded. It is my most popular Forbes column and has generated more than a half a million page views. It is, incidentally, one…

Book Review: Juliet’s School of Possibilities

Regular readers of the Path Forward blog will likely know that I’m a big fan of Laura Vanderkam. I find her approach to time management really helpful. I also like that she’s actively trying to bust myths about what is possible for women, men and families. With that I’m going to admit that I was a bit unsure if I’d like her latest book, Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little…

ABC7 Explores Path Forward Returnships with Tami Forman

On March 20, Bay Area’s ABC7 Midday Live dedicated a special segment to exploring Path Forward’s returnship program. Host Kristen Sze sat down with founding Executive Director Tami Forman to talk about how returnships work and the benefits they provide – for both returnees and partnering companies. Tami explained that a returnship, like the more common college internship, is “all about showing what you can do, and meeting new people,…

Participant Spotlight: Shikha Singhal

Shikha Singhal took a six-year break to spend quality time with her twin daughters. While contemplating a career return for several years, she kept herself busy volunteering at their school and coaching their robotics team. When her daughters started high school, she decided it was finally time to return to work. After completing several courses and finding a new passion within the software engineering field, she was accepted into a…