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…

Restart Your Career in Accounting at Twilio

Path Forward and Twilio are excited to announce a new returnship program aimed at helping finance and accounting professionals restart their careers after time away for caregiving. Twilio is looking for Accountants and Payroll Analysts to participate in 16-week returnships that will start in April. These roles are open to professionals with five or more years of experience, who have taken two or more years off from their careers for…

What We Are Grateful For This Year

This year is definitely testing our ability to find gratitude. It’s been a hard year. But it’s also offering us a chance to appreciate the many good things we have, and especially to appreciate the people in our lives who make all that we do a little better, a little easier, a little more meaningful. At Path Forward, here are the people we are grateful for, this year and every…

Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month in a Year of #CaregivinginCrisis

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize everyone who devotes themselves to taking care of family members. This year’s theme is #CaregivingInCrisis, because the pandemic has complicated an already tough task, and we salute caregivers who are currently raising school-age children amidst confusing back-to-school schedules, assisting aging parents while staying socially distant, and/or caring for a sick family member in the middle of a public health crisis.…

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…