Success Story: Priti Khattar

Priti Khattar took a three year break from her engineering career to care for her daughter. When she was ready to return to work, Priti took the time to refresh her skills before applying for a returnship at Momentive, where she now works full-time as a senior software engineer. She talks about all the ways she prepared for her return to work, her returnship experience, and how Momentive helped her…

Every Mom is a Working Mom: Happy Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day, Path Forward is sending a special shout out to moms – those who are balancing motherhood and career, those who left the paid workforce to care for their families, and those who are now striving to restart their careers. You inspire us every day with your determination and resolve to balance career ambition and motherhood, and to battle the stigma against career breaks. For you, on Mother’s…

Success Story: Fatima Loumaini

“Right now I’m relearning how to be in the workforce again. This returnship is opening the door for me, it’s helping me to be more confident and comfortable in my job. And the thing is, I’m learning every day.” Collective Health interviewed Fatima for a blog article titled, “Meet the Collective: Hi Fatima!“. Read about her successful return-to-work journey and her thoughts on how employers can support women returning to…

Success Story: Wanda Chiu

After a 15-year career break, Wanda Chiu returned to her engineering career with a returnship at Cloudflare in 2016. Several years later, she started a new role at Mux. In this video, Tami Forman, Executive Director of Path Forward, asked Wanda why she encouraged Mux to start a returnship program. In short, Wanda has so enjoyed the supportive culture at Mux that she knows it will make the perfect landing…

Mother’s Monday: Now Powered by Path Forward

Our mission at Path Forward is to empower caregivers to restart their careers after a break focused on caregiving. Our work centers on shifting bias and stigma while uplifting and celebrating these women and men throughout their return-to-work journeys. The idea started because many of us had the personal experience of either being or knowing a mother who’d left the workforce to care for her young children and was struggling…

Audible’s Leaders are Creating a Next Chapter Returnship Program That’s a Catalyst for Change

Michael Masiello, Senior VP of Software Development, and Supriya Mimani, Director of HR Projects (Talent and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) were both instrumental in the launch and success of Audible’s Next Chapter Returnship program. As Audible gets ready to launch their third cohort, we talked to them about ways the program has grown since inception, the crucial support Path Forward provided to the program, and the unique attributes returning professionals…

Participant Spotlight: Richard Geohaghan

Company: Motorola Solutions Position: Project Manager Richard took a 3-year break from his long career in telemcommunications to care for his mother and newborn child. When he was ready to return, he completed a returnship at Motorola Solutions, where he now works full-time as a project manager. Richard tells us about his return to work experience, his favorite part of working remotely, and how his previous sales experience, as well…

Four Suggestions for Employers on International Women’s Day

Path Forward supports caregivers of all genders in returning to the workforce. But we recognize that women often carry an extra burden. That’s why for International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re calling out that many obstacles women face are due to gendered stereotypes about careers and caregiving. In the home, these may include ingrained ideas about who is most responsible for providing childcare or whose career is most important.…

Path Forward CEO Tami Forman Joins JFF Action Collaborative’s Women in the Workplace Panel

On February 10, Path Forward CEO Tami Forman joined a panel of fellow career leaders for the first session of Women in the Workplace, a JFF Action Collaborative series organized by chair Gayatri Agnew, Path Forward Board Member and Sr. Director and Head of Accessibility for the Center of Excellence at Walmart. The three-part series welcomes corporate leaders to listen, learn, and engage on the issues facing working women, and…

Participant Spotlight: Rachna Pardeshi

Company: Allstate Position: Product Engineer Rachna took a break from her career in the Information Technology industry to support a family move to Mexico and to take care of her son. After five years, she was ready to return to work, Rachna completed a returnship at Allstate, where she now works as a Product Engineer. Rachna tells us about her return to work experience, and all the support that her…