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iRelaunch is all about getting professionals back to work after a career break. We work with employers to create, implement and expand career reentry programs of all kinds, we produce the largest and longest running dedicated career reentry event in the country - the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference, and we have a fast-growing national community of over 56,000 relaunchers in all stages of returning to work. iRelaunch Chair and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen's TED talk “How to get back to work after a career break” has viewed nearly 1.7 million times and translated into 29 languages. Join us for our award-winning podcast featuring advice, strategies and success stories on returning to work after a career break.

iRelaunch is all about getting professionals back to work after a career break. We work with employers to create, implement and expand career reentry programs of all kinds, we produce the largest and longest running dedicated career reentry event in the country - the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference, and we have a fast-growing national community of over 56,000 relaunchers in all stages of returning to work. iRelaunch Chair and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen's TED talk “How to get back to work after a career break” has viewed nearly 1.7 million times and translated into 29 languages. Join us for our award-winning podcast featuring advice, strategies and success stories on returning to work after a career break.
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iRelaunch is all about getting professionals back to work after a career break. We work with employers to create, implement and expand career reentry programs of all kinds, we produce the largest and longest running dedicated career reentry event in the country - the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference, and we have a fast-growing national community of over 56,000 relaunchers in all stages of returning to work. iRelaunch Chair and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen's TED talk “How to get back to work after a career break” has viewed nearly 1.7 million times and translated into 29 languages. Join us for our award-winning podcast featuring advice, strategies and success stories on returning to work after a career break.

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Episodes

E61 "An Eldercare Primer for Relaunchers and More – Part I" with Janet Simpson Benvenuti

11/1/2018
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"An Eldercare Primer for Relaunchers and More" with Janet Simpson Benvenuti – Part I In this two-part podcast, Carol talks with Janet Simpson Benvenuti, relauncher, eldercare expert, founder of Circle of Life Partners, and author of “Don’t Give Up on Me! Supporting Aging Parents Successfully” about how we can best prepare for future eldercare responsibilities and managing the care of our elders once in the eldercare role. In this first installment, Janet describes what she learned from her...

Duration:00:28:03

E60 “The Cost of a Career Break” with Economist Michael Madowitz

10/25/2018
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Whether you are currently on a career break for caregiving purposes, or considering one in the future, did know there’s a calculator to help you determine the full financial cost of taking that break? In this episode, Carol speaks with Michael Madowitz, Economist at the Center for American Progress and creator of the CAP Calculator. With a curiosity born of his dual role as an economist and new parent, Michael and his mathematician wife sought a quantitative answer to their question about...

Duration:00:34:35

E59 "Transitioning from Law Firm Partner to Tenure-Track Academia" with Liz Brown, J.D.

10/18/2018
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Liz Brown was a patent litigation partner at a prominent intellectual property law firm when she took a career after her daughter was born. She used her time off to evaluate what career success meant to her at this new juncture. An invitation to teach one class as an adjunct professor of business law at Bentley University ultimately led to a tenure-track position. In her “free time,” Liz also wrote and published her book, ‘Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have,” and...

Duration:00:33:12

E58 Conversation with Returnship® Pioneer Monica Marquez

10/11/2018
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Over 10 years ago, Monica Marquez was instrumental in creating the Goldman Sachs Returnship® program, the first formal return to work internship program. At that time, as a member of Goldman's “Experienced Hire Diversity Recruiting Team," Monica recognized the need to bring talented employees back to the workforce, but found that resume gaps were a hurdle to hiring managers. In this podcast, you’ll hear how Monica designed a program that would not only change the mindset of hiring managers...

Duration:00:35:39

E57 "Using the AREA Method to Make Better Decisions” with Cheryl Einhorn

9/27/2018
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Making important life decisions can be overwhelming. How can you ensure that the decisions you make are free from bias? How can you effectively research the important aspects of your decision to reach a conclusion about which you feel confident? In this episode Carol talks with Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, adjunct professor at Columbia University, author of, “Problem Solved: A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence and Conviction” and creator of the AREA Method, about her...

Duration:00:26:42

E56 "How to Ace the ‘Tell Me About Yourself' Question and Set Yourself Apart" with Carroll Welch

9/20/2018
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In this episode, Carroll Welch, iRelaunch Coach and Founder of Carroll Welch Consulting talks with Carol Fishman Cohen about crafting the perfect response to the “tell me about yourself” prompt. What information should you include, what does your body language add to the conversation, and how would you answer differently depending on the context and people to whom you’re talking? Don’t be caught off guard the next time you’re asked. Learn how preparation can ensure you make a great first...

Duration:00:28:36

E55 "Prepare and Prioritize: From Career Break to Relaunch" with Nicole Young

9/13/2018
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In this “Life After Relaunch” series within a series, Carol speaks with relauncher Nicole Young, Director of Public Relations and Communications at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. Describing her six-year career break and subsequent seven years back in the workforce, Nicole describes the lessons learned during her break that she now uses on the job, how she dealt with her initial “imposter syndrome” feelings, and whether or not being a relauncher affects her work or relationship with her...

Duration:00:29:57

E54 "Ageism and Relaunching: How to Respond in an Interview" with Julie Brush

9/6/2018
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Julie Brush, founding partner of Solutus Legal Search and the voice of “The Lawyer Whisperer” blog joins Carol for this episode filled with practical advice and tips for dealing with ageism when interviewing (not just in the legal field). Carol and Julie engage in a mock interview to address scenarios including 1) being called overqualified, 2) an employer expressing concerns about higher salary expectations, 3) hints that the job pace “might be a little too fast” and more. The answers will...

Duration:00:31:55

E53 “Alumni Career Services – A Valuable Resource for Your Relaunch” with Matthew Temple

8/30/2018
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Did you know that your Alumni Career Services Office might be the hidden treasure for your return to work? In this episode, Carol speaks with Matthew Temple, Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University about the resources that Alumni Career Services Offices provide for their former students. Although the benefits can vary among institutions, offerings include professional self-assessments, job search groups, webinars,...

Duration:00:30:57

E52 "Relaunching in Law" with Erin Gibson Allen

8/23/2018
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What does the career path look like for a relaunching attorney? In Erin Gibson Allen’s case, the path went from law school to full-time attorney, stay-at-home mom, freelance writer, volunteer in a federal judge’s office, community organizer, reduced-hour attorney, to full-time attorney at Marcus & Shapira in Pittsburgh, PA. In Erin’s words, by its very nature, the path of a relauncher is unclear. But as you’ll hear in this inspiring and instructive episode, Erin’s organized approach to...

Duration:00:33:20

E51 "The Ambition Decisions" with Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace

8/16/2018
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Does our sense of ambition change as we grow older? Do our life experiences affect the dreams we imagined for ourselves when we were younger? In their book, “The Ambition Decisions - What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life,” authors Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace explore these questions through interviews with their former Northwestern University sorority sisters. They examine the career trajectories of the “High Achievers, Opt-Outers, and Flex-Lifers.” In this...

Duration:00:37:43

E50 The Courage to Reinvent - with Lesley Jane Seymour

8/9/2018
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A two-time relauncher, Lesley Jane Seymour’s achievements and longevity in the publishing world practically guaranteed her successful return. But when the former editor-in-chief of YM, Redbook, Marie Claire, and (most recently) More magazine (in addition to Beauty Director of Glamour, and copywriter and senior editor at Vogue) recognized that the magazine publishing world was changing, and More closed its doors, she faced what many relaunchers face – the need to reinvent. In this...

Duration:00:37:35

E49 Training to be a Software Engineer or Data Scientist: A Self-Paced Opportunity

8/3/2018
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Sometimes, a career break is an opportunity to reassess your career path and consider something new. In this episode, Rebekah Rombom, Vice President of Student Success at Flatiron School, speaks with Carol about how Flatiron School’s in-person and online courses have helped career changers all over the world find rewarding work in software engineering. For those who are not sure whether coding is the right path, Flatiron offers students free coding introductory courses to help figure that...

Duration:00:33:36

E48 Story of a Successful Re-Entry Internship: Inside United Technologies’ “Re-Empower”

7/26/2018
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In this episode, Carol talks with Shanda Hinton, Global Diversity Talent Attraction Leader at United Technologies (UTC) and one of the leaders of the United Technologies Re-Empower return to work program. A member of the Society of Women Engineers/iRelaunch STEM Re-entry Task Force, UTC is starting their third cohort of this successful program. Hear details about Re-Empower and some of its participants in this informative episode....

Duration:00:29:44

E47 What Really Matters to Your Future Employer - with Marc Cenedella

7/19/2018
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Marc Cenedella, best-selling author and Founder and CEO of Ladders, Inc. the website connecting $100K+ professionals with employers and recruiters throughout the US, is a renowned thought leader on job search, career management and recruiting. In this dynamic and candid episode, Carol and Marc cover everything from what you can do during your career break to help you win the job, what to say in an effective elevator pitch, to how to convey the right attitude about learning new technology,...

Duration:00:31:48

E46 Financial Strategies for Career Breaks and Returning to Work

7/12/2018
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Jean Chatzky, financial editor of NBC’s TODAY and weekly podcast host of “HerMoney with Jean Chatzky” answers the financial questions surrounding a relaunch in this must-listen episode. Jean and Carol discuss how to calculate the financial impact of a career break, what you can do during your career break to offset the loss of income, how to look at the bigger picture when weighing the costs of returning to work against the income you’ll receive, and how to plan for your retirement....

Duration:00:28:07

E45 A Pay Cut May Be Your Springboard to Success

7/5/2018
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Mara Feldman was a multiple award-winning pharmaceutical sales representative and regional sales trainer at GlaxoSmithKline when she left to become a stay-at-home mother. Mara decided to return to work eight years later. In this podcast, Mara describes how she knew it was time to go back to work, the difficulty in finding a job during the recession, and how contacts and experience gained by taking a lower-paying contract sales position opened doors that were originally inaccessible when she...

Duration:00:33:08

E44 To Achieve Success, Be “Gutsy” - with Kate White

6/28/2018
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Best-selling author, international speaker, and former editor-in-chief of "Cosmopolitan" magazine, Kate White knows what women can do to get ahead and achieve their goals. In this episode, Carol talks with Kate about her latest book, “The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success,” Kate’s inspirational guide to career success. Touching on topics including “picking a lane and knowing your brand” and asking for what you want “even if you can come up with reasons why you shouldn’t,” Kate...

Duration:00:28:12

E43 Keep the Pilot Light Burning on Your Career

6/21/2018
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Lisa Heffernan, co-founder with Mary Dell Harrington of "Grown and Flown," and best-selling author of “Goldman Sachs : The Culture of Success,” joins Carol to discuss her varied career path and the motivations that led to her professional decisions (here’s a hint: sometimes the answers come to you – you just have to listen). A mother of three, Lisa describes her decision to be a “stay-at-home mom” and what she wishes she’d known at the time. You’ll also hear about Grown and Flown’s...

Duration:00:31:51

E42 Valuing Your Personal and Professional Skills as a Technical Relauncher

6/14/2018
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"You don't unlearn what you already know!" Jane Pastoor, two-time relauncher and Sr. Manager for Systems Engineering at Raytheon shares her relaunch story in this informative episode. Jane talks with Carol about what led to her career break (and her perception that it would mark the end of her technical career) and how a former co-worker reached out about returning. As Ambassador to Raytheon's "ReLaunch," Jane shares information about this new return to work opportunity.

Duration:00:31:48