Path Forward Talks Parental Leave and Returnships at The Female Quotient’s Davos Equality Lounge

On January 18, Path Forward founder and CEO Tami Forman joined The Female Quotient’s virtual session at the Davos Equality Lounge, which brought together talent and thought leaders to discuss “The Power of Parental Leave and Returnships.” Tami joined the panel, moderated by Quartz at Work Senior Reporter Cassie Werber, alongside McKinsey & Company Senior Partner and Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer María del Mar Martínez; Inspired HR…

2021: A Year of Progress for Returners

What a year it’s been for returners and returnships!  We made great progress in 2021 toward normalizing career breaks and creating more supportive on-ramps back into the workforce for returning caregivers. But the team at Path Forward couldn’t do any of it without: Our Committed Employer Partners: We are so grateful for the 40 companies who partnered with us this year to launch and support their return to work programs…

Path Forward Adds Three Board Members to Increase the Organization’s Impact on Women’s Workforce Participation

The Ongoing Caregiving Crisis in the US Fuels the Nonprofit’s Actions to Expand Reach  (New York City: Nov. 29, 2021) — The national nonprofit Path Forward, which helps moms and other caregivers return to the paid workforce, today announced the appointment of three new board members — Jayne Jamison, Neema Bollampally, and Sheena White. The appointments are a first step toward increasing the organization’s reach and impact in response to…

This Year I’m Grateful for Hope

At this time last year, it was both very hard and very easy to be grateful. Hard, of course, for all the reasons that 2020 was a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad year. But easy for the same reason — when times are hard the good things come into focus. Here at Path Forward we focused on all the people — including you — for whom we were so very grateful.  This year…

We’re In This Together

We’re In This Together Many people are surprised to learn that Path Forward is a nonprofit organization. We are! And it’s why we’re so committed to supporting caregivers like you — every step of the way. This includes partnering with top employers in order to create empowering returnship opportunities that you can apply for. And it means offering helpful webinars and resources at no cost to you. This mission is…

The Bar Has Been Raised: Amazon Commits to 1,000 Returnship Opportunities

Yesterday, Amazon announced a commitment to hiring 1,000 returners through their returnship program. This is by far the biggest goal that a company has set for a returnship program.  We’ve proudly worked with Amazon on their returnship program since 2019, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this major expansion. We know returnships help everyone – not just professionals eager to return to their careers and show off their…

Mother’s Monday: A Collaboration To Build A World for Career Moms

When we began Path Forward more than 5 years ago, it was because we recognized that decades after women had entered the workforce in large numbers, many still faced work/life conflicts after they became mothers. For some this led to leaving the workforce, often in a way that felt more like pushed out. And then, when these smart, educated, experienced women were ready to return to the paid workforce —…

Welcoming Cindy Guerra Robbins to the Path Forward Board

I’m thrilled to announce the appointment of Cindy Guerra Robbins to the Board of Path Forward! Cindy comes to us with an impressive resume and an even-more impressive history of championing the cause of gender equity in the workforce, most notably at Salesforce where she led a study that motivated CEO Marc Benioff to rebalance gender pay across the company—generating acclaim for Salesforce and positioning the company as a role…

On Our Fifth Anniversary Our Work Is More Important Than Ever

The 2020 pandemic has called attention to the issue of women trying to navigate the conflict between work and family. But working women knew this was a problem long before 2020. And so did we.  In March of 2016 Path Forward launched with a mission to empower people to return to the paid workforce after a career break to accommodate caregiving. We knew the root of the problem was on…

Path Forward Celebrates International Women’s Day by Choosing to Challenge

This year the theme for International Women’s Day is #ChoosetoChallenge.  At Path Forward we are always choosing to challenge, so we love this theme. In honor of International Women’s Day, we choose to challenge that: There’s a “pipeline problem” Wanting more flexibility means wanting/deserving less responsibility Women’s work is somehow worth less, and therefore paid less Hiring from non-traditional talent pools requires you to “lower the bar” Confidence = competence…