Catchafire: A Platform for Strategic Volunteering

Stay-at-home parents who are looking to go back to work are often advised to volunteer as a means of keeping their skills updated and relevant and to close the gap on their resume. The problem with this advice is that not all volunteering opportunities have real value in the marketplace and the ones that do can be as hard to find as paid work! Enter Catchafire. It’s a platform for professionals…

Pamela Adams

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Pamela Adams

Name: Pamela Adams Your Return-to-Work Position: User Experience (UX) Designer at Return Path (2016) *Update: Pamela is now working as Customer Success Manager at Envysion, Inc. Before you left the workforce, what was your career like?: I started my career as a television producer for numerous outlets including ABC News. I took a break from working to focus on starting a family. During this time, I focused my creativity in graphic design,…

What I Learned at the WE Festival (Not Just for Entrepreneurs)

I spent last Thursday at the WE Festival. It’s a conference for women entrepreneurs (WE =  women entrepreneurs) that was founded and is run by Joanne Wilson, Path Forward’s Board Co-chair. Joanne is a force of nature and the festival was just AWESOME. To be in a room full of so many smart, passionate, ambitious women was inspiring. You can share in the inspiration – all of the festival sessions…

Tami Forman

Welcome to Path Forward!

Solving a Big Problem, Setting a Big Goal I’m pleased and proud to announce the launch of Path Forward, Inc. a nonprofit organization aimed at empowering people to return to work after taking time to focus on caregiving. We plan to work with some of the world’s best companies to create return-to-work internships for midcareer professionals as a means of re-introducing moms, dads, and other caregivers back to the paid…

Path Forward

Return Path Founder Launches Non Profit Path Forward to Empower Parents to Rejoin the Workforce

Path Forward Kicks Off $500,000 Crowdrise Fundraising Campaign New York, March 22, 2016 —- Matt Blumberg, Chief Executive Officer of data solutions provider Return Path, today announced that Return Path is assisting in the creation of a new nonprofit organization called Path Forward. The new organization’s mission is to increase opportunities for individuals, including parents and other caregivers, who have been out of the workplace for extended periods of time…

Return to Work Checklist

The Return to Work Checklist

After an extended break, you decide to return to work…sounds daunting, doesn’t it? It was for me. For 12 years, I had a flexible schedule which allowed my husband to concentrate on his career, our kids to stay home sick whenever necessary, and, gave me time to run our household. I hadn’t “worked” (for pay) in a long time and wondered if I could handle a set schedule or be…

Lee Nolan

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Lee Ann Nolan

Lee Ann Nolan, Software Engineer in Email Fraud Protection (EFP)—an online service that gives Return Path customers the ability to protect their subscribers from phishing and other email threats. By using EFP to protect their subscribers, Return Path customers protect and enhance their reputation and their brand. Career past life (What did you do?): Before taking time off to raise my sons, I was a software developer working on device drivers and…