A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Ivel Leatheam

Ivel Leatheam spent 10 years working in the fashion industry before taking a break to raise her children. When she decided to return to work nine years later, she used Path Forward as a jumping off point for career re-entry. Ivel’s creative skills made her an excellent candidate for a graphic design returnship at Verisk Analytics, even though graphic design wasn’t a focus of her former career. Now she’s working…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Laura Stupi

Name: Laura Stupi Company and Position Title: Customer Success Associate, Demandbase What did you do before taking a break: Before taking a break I worked in the scientific instrumentation industry. Most of it was focused on the application of X-rays to the chemical characterization of materials. I worked with the extraction (oil, gas, and mining) and environmental clean-up industries, and the academic sector. I held two different roles: first working with…

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.…

Barbara Gaskill

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Barbara Gaskill

Name: Barbara Gaskill   Return Path position:  Sales Operations Analyst Career past life (what did you do?): Sales Operations Manager and Demand Manager in the Semiconductor Industry How long were you out of the workforce?: I was out of the workforce for almost one year Return Path role (what do you do each day?): During my first few weeks at Return Path I cleaned up the pipeline within Salesforce, ensuring data…

Cathy Juntunen

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Cathy Juntunen

Name: Cathy Juntunen Return Path Position: Recruitment Coordinator Career past life (What did you do?): Before taking time off to raise my two children, I was the Human Resource Manager at American Medical Response (AMR). AMR is a national ambulance company headquartered in Colorado. How long were you out of the workforce? 14 years Return Path role (What do you do each day?): After some training, I now source and recruit…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Kalin Rollings

Name: Kalin Rollings Return to Work Internship position (and company): I started at a customer care role at ReadyTalk through their return to work program supported by Path Forward. Career past life (What did you do?): I worked at an athletic club for eight years prior as a general manager. I then had my son and took some time off with him. When I decided to come back, I wanted…

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…