Participant Spotlight: Alicia Schober

Alicia Schober took an 18-year break from her career in corporate sales and marketing management to raise her sons. After an emotional start to her career search – on her wedding anniversary – she spent a year and a half exploring her interests, preparing for her career return, and searching for opportunities before being accepted into a returnship at Sage Intacct, where she was ultimately hired full-time as a Sales…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Wendy Padua

Name:  Wendy Padua Company and position title: Zendesk, I started as a field marketing intern and my contract was extended as a field marketing associate. What did you do before taking a break? I had two very distinct career tracks. My early career began in a small, high growth software company based in Atlanta.  I worked in the marketing department, and the environment feels very similar to what I’m experiencing now at…

Brittany

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Brittany Luebke

Name: Brittany Rhea Luebke Return Path position: Social Media Marketing Coordinator, Digital and Brand Marketing Career past life (What did you do?): Most recently, I worked in marketing and communications for an insurance and financial services company. Prior to that, I was a human resources consultant, specializing in benefit communication and employee wellness programs. How long were you out of the workforce? I was out of the workforce almost two years.…

Krista Rogers

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Krista Rogers

Name: Krista Rogers Return to Work Internship position: Customer Experience Researcher, Return Path What did you do before you took a career break?: I started my career as a coordinator at National Geographic Television. I later joined a start-up research company where I conducted stamp research for the U.S. Postal Service. I went on to manage a team of researchers that provided all the visuals for Discovery Channel’s online magazine. After…

Kim Poletti

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Kim Poletti

Name: Kim Poletti Return Path position: Social Media/Content Marketing Career past life (what did you do?): I had two distinct careers–one in international affairs and one in the tech industry. I worked in Washington, DC and abroad for governmental, academic, and nonprofit organizations in both program manager and international conference coordinator roles. My second career began with a master’s degree in engineering. I managed teams of software engineers upgrading internal and external websites…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Marina Groothuis

Name: Marina Groothuis Return Path position: Marketing Manager, Return to Work program Career past life (What did you do?): I was and continue to be a yoga teacher. My most recent professional experience (from way, way back) was in traditional direct marketing customer acquisition and retention. How long were you out of the workforce? I was out of the traditional office workplace for 12 years. For the last six years, I…

Jenni Lilli

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Jenni Lillie

Name: Jenni Lillie Return Path position: Digital Marketing Coordinator on the Brand and Digital team What did you do in your career before you took a break? For several years, I ran a photography business. Prior to that, I worked in a variety of roles for a non-profit, where I spent four years as a graphic designer. How long were you out of the workforce? Five years. What is your return…