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…

How Do We #BalanceforBetter? Ask These Three Questions.

As someone who writes a column for Forbes on the concept of how to have a high-achieving career and a joyful life, I love the theme for International Women’s Day: Balance for Better. And, of course, I’m very proud of the work we do at Path Forward to help so many people achieve their own balance and in helping companies work toward better gender balance on their teams. The reason…

Forging a Path Forward in Gender Balance on International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day 2019 is all about finding #balanceforbetter: achieving gender parity and equality in every facet of life, from media representation to company leadership. But in the workplace, gender balance can’t be discussed without bringing up the issue of caregiving, and the responsibilities that come with raising children. Recent research has shown a consistent story across three decades: while only 2% of young women expected to opt out…

Participant Spotlight: Shailaja Tuppad

Shailaja Tuppad’s career journey took her from software development in India to graduate studies in Durham, North Carolina, to a career break in California. After being out of the workforce for two years, she found it difficult to break back into her previous field. After finding out about Path Forward, she applied for and received a returnship at OSIsoft, where she was then hired full-time as a Software Developer. How…

Spring 2019 Return to Work Program Kicks Off With Two Career Restart Seminars in the Bay Area

We kicked off our Spring 2019 program with two Career Restart Seminars in the Bay Area, where more than 500 caregivers seeking a career reentry had the opportunity to learn more about our return to work program, network, and meet recruiters from some of our partner companies who are offering Spring 2019 returnships, including Cloudflare, DataStax, Dynamic Signal, Intuit, LendingClub, Netflix, OSIsoft, SAP, Uber, Volta, and Verizon. One woman looking…

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Path Forward Announces Expansion of its Returnship Program into Austin

Path Forward is excited to announce the launch of its first returnship program in Austin. After launching successful programs in Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles and Denver, Path Forward will be helping Austin companies connect with the diverse talent pool of professionals looking to return to the workforce after taking a break for caregiving. The inaugural Austin round will include Path Forward partners Cloudflare, Medallia, and Return Path. Path…

Path Forward Announces Spring Return to Work Programs in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

We are excited to announce the launch of our Spring 2019 program, which will include return to work opportunities with 13 partner companies. We welcome our new partners Dynamic Signal, Netflix, and Uber, and applaud the continued commitment to diversity and inclusion from our returning partners Cloudera, Cloudflare, DataStax, Intuit, LendingClub, NBCUniversal, OSIsoft, SAP, Verizon, and Volta. As a part of the program, our partners are offering paid return to…

Participant Spotlight: Romasha Tomar

After establishing her career as a Java programmer in New Delhi, India, Romasha experienced two momentous changes in a short period of time when she had a child and moved to America. With a young child at home, she decided to take a career break. When her son started kindergarten, she felt that it was time to return to the workforce and found a returnship at LendingClub though Path Forward.…

Participant Spotlight: Rae Haouaoui

Rae Haouaoui has had an extensive career with more than 15 years in sales and account management and  seven years in marketing and brand strategy, plus small business ownership. When her family relocated for her husband’s career, Rae was seven months pregnant. After 20 years devoted to her career, she made an intentional plan to take a break from the workforce to raise her son. How did you end up…

Take Some Time For You During Thanksgiving Break

  One of my favorite writers on time and how we use it is Laura Vanderkam, author, most recently, of Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. One of her observations is that people tend to treat time differently depending on where in the week or year it falls. For example, she notes that those who feel that their work life is out of whack with their…