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2024 Virtual Return to Work Conference, May 14-16

Normalizing career breaks®

for relaunchers everywhere.

We create the space for relaunchers to land.

Our mission is to eliminate bias against people who take extended career breaks. Our vision is that every employer running an entry level university internship program has a mid-career reentry program running side by side. We seek to normalize the decision to take a career break and recognize this untapped talent pool for what it is: highly educated, experienced, and motivated.  As the pioneering company in the career reentry space, we're in a position to influence the conversations at employers and among relaunchers about what it means to take a career break and the caliber of the relauncher talent pool. As a result, career breaks have been completely reframed: it used to be that a career break was a reason to reject a candidate. Now career breaks are required to be eligible to apply for and participate in employer return to work programs. 

This reframing is a major milestone in the institutional shift required to normalize career breaks.

What makes relaunchers so special?

We are so glad you asked...


Highly Educated

98% hold Bachelor's degrees and 63% have
graduate degrees

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93% are interested in returning to full-time

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70% have at least 10 years of experience and
44% have at least 15 years of experience prior
to their career break

Based on an analysis of our iRelaunch Return to Work Conference attendees and relaunchers on the iRelaunch Job Board

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Harvard Business Review Magazine

Return to Work Programs Come of Age

In her recently published article from Harvard Business Review entitled “Return to Work Programs Come of Age,” iRelaunch CEO and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen provides a fresh new look at return to work programs and offers best practices for hiring managers who want to use them effectively. Whether you are contemplating starting a RTW program, you're already piloting one and are looking to expand it, or you have a mature program and want to make it better, this article is a must-read.

Ted Talk

How to get back to work after a career break

Carol Fishman Cohen CEO & Co-Founder of iRelaunch
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Champion Employers

Did you leave the workforce for a caregiving role, to pursue a personal interest, or for another reason?
These employers are interested in hiring you.