Welcoming Gayatri Agnew to the Path Forward Board

I’m thrilled to announce the appointment of a new Director to the Path Forward Board: Gayatri Agnew. Gayatri serves on the leadership team of Walmart’s Global Responsibility division where she leads strategy and partnerships for Walmart’s efforts on economic mobility. Her work is focused on key issues such as employer practices change, improving work-based learning, and strengthening inclusion in communities. Her personal mission is for more people to find purpose…

Speaking Up About Racial Justice

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” – Ida B. Wells As advocates on a mission to widen workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives, we’d be remiss not to acknowledge our place of privilege and firmly call our audience to action in the fight against systemic racism. Path Forward believes that every person’s voice and value is of equal importance. We therefore stand resolute…

Our Favorite New Holiday: Mother’s Monday

Mother’s Day is fun and all — what with the “special” breakfast you cook for everyone else, the homemade gifts that inevitably involve glitter. But our team was excited to learn about an initiative aimed at creating a new holiday for moms — Mother’s Monday, this year on May 11.  Mother’s Monday is an initiative launched by our friend Gayatri Agnew over at Walmart. The idea is simple: “At home…

A Week in Path Forward: Connection in the Time of Coronavirus

There’s no use sugar coating it. The last few weeks have been hard. As we all struggle to adapt to this new “normal,” our list of worries seems to grow longer than our grocery lists. Yet, amid the many reminders for “social distancing,” Executive Director Tami Forman’s 10-year-old son opts for a modification of the phrase: this is a time of physical distancing, and social connection. For the Path Forward…

Comcast Act Two Return to Work Program Comes to Philadelphia

Update (April 30): In light of the COVID-19 epidemic and their desire to provide the best on-site onboarding experience for returners, Comcast has delayed the launch of their return to work program. Sign up here to be alerted when the program relaunches with new job listings. Path Forward is delighted to announce that Comcast NBCUniversal is expanding their successful Act Two program to the Philadelphia metro area. The Act Two…

Postcast: “Working Wife, Happy Life” with Bethanie Baynes

Last Tuesday morning I got to sit in a very cool podcast recording booth in Rockefeller Center with Bethanie Baynes to record an episode of “Working Wife, Happy Life.” Bethanie is a force of nature. Her day job is in strategic partnerships at Google but her passion is being an advocate for women, especially breadwinning women. The podcast is part of that passion. Our episode was my favorite kind of…

Path Forward Is Coming to the Detroit Metro Area with HARMAN’s Return to Work Program

Update: In light of the COVID-19 epidemic and their desire to provide the best on-site onboarding experience for returners, HARMAN has delayed the launch of their return to work program. Sign up here to be alerted when the program relaunches with new job listings, likely in Q4 2020. Path Forward is excited to announce the launch of our first return to work program in the Detroit metro area today, in partnership with…

Path Forward Rings in the New Year With Our First 2020 Career Restart Seminar

It may be January, but for us, it’s time to spring forward! On January 16th, Path Forward celebrated the launch of our spring program in the San Francisco Bay Area with another one of our successful Career Restart Seminars. Thankfully, the rain of near epic proportions didn’t deter the flock of motivated job seekers ready to return to the workforce. Path Forward Executive Director Tami Forman warmed up the crowd,…

What We Accomplished in 2019 (And A Sneak Peek of What We Have Planned for 2020)

One of the things I enjoy doing at the beginning of a new year is taking a few minutes to look back at the prior year and reflect on what I’ve achieved. As I think about what the Path Forward team accomplished in 2019 I must say that I beam with pride. Here are the highlights: More Companies In More Cities Welcoming Return to Work Talent! This year we added…

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…