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2024 Virtual Return to Work Conference, May 14-16

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The iRelaunch Return to Work Conference is a three-day event full of education, inspiration and opportunity to connect with employers looking to hire professionals who have been on career break. If you are just beginning your relaunch or maybe testing the waters to see if now is the time to return to work, the conference will provide the tools and inspiration you need to take the next step. If you have been trying to relaunch and not getting the results you had hoped for, the conference is a great way to gain insight into the relaunching process and, most importantly, meet employers who want to talk to you.

All registrants receive complimentary access to the Return to Work Roadmap when they register. We recommend starting to work through this online resource prior to attending the conference in order to make the most of your conference experience.

iRelaunch Return to Work Conference Agenda

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Online, Via Zoom

Pre-Conference Webinar with Carol Fishman Cohen

Join Carol as she sets the stage for next week's Conference. We will walk through how to enter the Conference and how to get in line to chat with our employer sponsors. This is a not to miss event.

This special pre-Conference session will take place on Zoom, not on Brazen.

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Speakers
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Carol Fishman Cohen iRelaunch - CEO and Co-founder
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online, via Brazen

The Conference goes LIVE

Enter the Conference Lobby through this link, look around at the different session booths (read the session descriptions), make a game plan for which ones you would like to attend. About 5 minutes before a session is to begin, ENTER the booth and at the scheduled start time of the session a video stream will appear.

Please note that the Conference "doors" open at 11:00am ET but the first session begins at 11:30am ET.

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11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Online, via Brazen

Deloitte Welcome Address

Hear from our Lead Sponsor Deloitte, why they created their Encore program and why relaunchers are a valuable part of the workforce. 

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Introduction
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Colleen Olson iRelaunch - Director of Business Development
Welcome Address
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Trina Huelsman Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory - U.S. Accounting & Internal Controls Offering Portfolio Leader
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online, via Brazen

Opening Session

Fire side chat: Mari Bailey speaks with Carol Fishman Cohen

Strategies and advice for relaunching your career – updated for 2023! Moderated by iRelaunch Project Manager Mari Bailey, who is also a relauncher!

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Keynote Speaker
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Carol Fishman Cohen iRelaunch - CEO and Co-founder
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Mari Bailey Senior Manager, Client Services, iRelaunch
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Online

Employer Panel I

Our employer panels are an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the hiring and onboarding processes within return to work and direct hire programs. Join our company representatives as they share their perspectives of the various cultures and practices within their organizations. 

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Moderators
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Elizabeth Gish iRelaunch - Managing Director
Panelists
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Jesi Marin Lockheed Martin - Head of Early Career and Diverse Talent for Rotary and Mission Systems
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Anjali Sinha Deloitte - Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online, via Brazen

BREAK

There will be no scheduled live sessions during this time.

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online, via Brazen

Assessing Your Career Options

Join iRelaunch expert career coach, Bryn Panee Burkhart, as she guides you through an introspective process that helps you illuminate and define your relaunch path. This is the first step in relaunching your career. 

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Speakers
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Bryn Panee Burkhart Bright Evolution Leadership Coaching, LLC- Founder & Principal; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Online, via Brazen

Day Two of the Conference goes LIVE

Enter the Conference Lobby through this link, look around at the different session booths (read the session descriptions), make a game plan for which ones you would like to attend. About 5 minutes before a session is to begin, ENTER the booth and at the scheduled start time of the session a video stream will appear.

Please note the Conference "doors" open at 11:00am ET but the first scheduled event doesn't start until 12:00pm ET

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Online, via Brazen

Employer Panel II

Our employer panels are an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the hiring and onboarding processes within return to work and direct hire programs. Join our company representatives as they share their perspectives of the various cultures and practices within their organizations.

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Moderators
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Simran Bajwa iRelaunch - Director Global Growth Markets
Speakers
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Ashley Miller Goldman Sachs - Chief of Staff, Diversity Recruiting
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Cristina Perez Workday - Senior Global Diversity Talent Acquisition Partner
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Sarah Scaturro Wells Fargo - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Talent Program Leader, Glide – Relaunch
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Online, via Brazen

Coaches Panel

Interviews have changed over the past couple of years. Learn best practices on how to interview and put your best "self" forward from our panel of expert iRelaunch career coaches. They will answer questions you have about the interview process.

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Speakers
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Mary Beth Barrett-Newman 2nd Career Consulting - President; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach
Kelly huang
Kelly Huang Career Transformation; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach
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Sara Dickison Taylor Celebrate Life by Design, LLC - President & Founder; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach
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Matthew Temple Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University - Senior Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development; iRelaunch Advisory Board member
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Employer Panel III

Our employer panels are an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the hiring and onboarding processes within return to work and direct hire programs. Join our company representatives as they share their perspectives of the various cultures and practices within their organizations.

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Moderators
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Carla Dosmond iRelaunch - Business Development Executive
Speakers
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Kelly Duncan Vanguard - Head of Wealth Management Services and Operations
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Jennifer Green Godette Cognizant - Director of Diversity & Inclusion Client, Business and Partner Engagement
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Online, via Brazen

What I Wish I Knew

Join us for a panel of relaunchers who speak candidly about the tips and tricks they used to relaunch their careers.

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Moderators
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Rochna Pant iRelaunch - Manager, Digital Marketing
Speakers
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Zarmeen Hussain GroupM - Senior Associate, Benefits Analyst
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Tad Greener Utah Office of Energy Development - Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer
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Priya Venkatesan Business Systems Analyst, University of California, Davis
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Online, via Brazen

Closing Remarks

You have learned how to relaunch your career, now take the next steps by talking with our employer sponsors during our recruiting day. Carol Fishman Cohen will highlight what you should take away from the Conference and how to best use your time during the recruiting day.

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Speakers
Carol Fishman Cohen Brick Background Headshot Close Distance
Carol Fishman Cohen iRelaunch - CEO and Co-founder
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Online, via Brazen

Networking with Employers -

PRO TIP: When the Conference is live wait times might be long. Don't leave your computer unattended. Once every 30 minutes you should move your mouse or click on a link within one of the Conference booths, otherwise Brazen will log you out of the Conference and you will lose your place in line. If this happens, and you are logged out of the Conference, follow the steps above in order to log back in.

There are two ways to enter the Conference.

1. Sign in through the email that was sent to you this morning.

2. Sign in through your iRelaunch account and find the tile that says ENTER DAY 3 

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Lead Sponsor

Partner Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Speakers

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Carol Fishman Cohen

iRelaunch - CEO and Co-founder

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Mari Bailey

Senior Manager, Client Services, iRelaunch

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Simran Bajwa

iRelaunch - Director Global Growth Markets

Mary Beth Barrett-Newman's headshot in circular frame

Mary Beth Barrett-Newman

2nd Career Consulting - President; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach

Bryn Panee Burkhart's headshot in circular frame

Bryn Panee Burkhart

Bright Evolution Leadership Coaching, LLC- Founder & Principal; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach

Kelly duncan headshot

Kelly Duncan

Vanguard - Head of Wealth Management Services and Operations

Elizabeth Gish's headshot with a brick wall in the background

Elizabeth Gish

iRelaunch - Managing Director

JENNIFER GREEN GODETTE 12 Copy

Jennifer Green Godette

Cognizant - Director of Diversity & Inclusion Client, Business and Partner Engagement

Tad Greener headshot

Tad Greener

Utah Office of Energy Development - Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer

Kelly huang

Kelly Huang

Career Transformation; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach

Trina huelsman headshot

Trina Huelsman

Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory - U.S. Accounting & Internal Controls Offering Portfolio Leader

Zarmeen headshot

Zarmeen Hussain

GroupM - Senior Associate, Benefits Analyst

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Jesi Marin

Lockheed Martin - Head of Early Career and Diverse Talent for Rotary and Mission Systems

Ashley Miller's headshot in circular frame

Ashley Miller

Goldman Sachs - Chief of Staff, Diversity Recruiting

Collen Olson Brick Background Headshot

Colleen Olson

iRelaunch - Director of Business Development

Rochna Pant Brick Background Headshot

Rochna Pant

iRelaunch - Manager, Digital Marketing

Cristina perez headshot

Cristina Perez

Workday - Senior Global Diversity Talent Acquisition Partner

Sarah Scaturro's headshot in circular frame

Sarah Scaturro

Wells Fargo - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Talent Program Leader, Glide – Relaunch

Anjali Sinha's headshot in circular frame

Anjali Sinha

Deloitte - Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

Sara Dickison Taylor's headshot in circular frame

Sara Dickison Taylor

Celebrate Life by Design, LLC - President & Founder; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach

Matthew Temple's headshot in circular frame 1080 X 1080

Matthew Temple

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University - Senior Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development; iRelaunch Advisory Board member

Priya headshot

Priya Venkatesan

Business Systems Analyst, University of California, Davis

Liked what one of the speakers said, 'Value what skills you’re bringing to the table from all of your life experiences, and demonstrate how it could be useful to the company you’re interviewing. Have faith in yourself and your experience. Emphasize your desire to learn.'

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Who can attend?

This Conference is about relaunching your career. It is open to the public and meant for anyone who has the desire to get back to work after a multi-year career break regardless of your industry or field, the length of your career break, or the reason you chose to take a career break (child or elder care, health issues, pursuit of a personal interest, etc.).

Is this event only for women or mothers?

Not at all!

The event is open to anyone who has taken a career break, who is looking for tactical information and strategies on how to relaunch their career.

While the majority of relaunchers tend to identify as women, iRelaunch's services, content and conferences open to all gender identities and expressions as well as to all natures or reasons someone may take a career break.

What can I expect?

Each event registration includes access to all three days of Conference programming and networking with employer sponsors.

The event will take place virtually over the course of 3 days. The first two days will consist of content only and will not have any networking with sponsoring employers. The entirety of Day 3 will be dedicated only to networking with these incredible sponsors.

We’ve expanded our Conference agenda, providing you with valuable return to work programming during the Conference to prepare you to show your “best relaunch self” to our employer sponsors

The virtual platform means we can open the Conference to a national audience of relaunchers and employers, no longer confined by physical location.

How will content be delivered?

Your Conference registration includes important content that you will start to receive the minute you register to prepare you in the months leading up to these events. In advance of the Conferences, you will receive immediate access to the iRelaunch Return to Work Roadmap.

Content and networking will be delivered through the Brazen platform. During the 3-day Conferences, you will

  • hear from iRelaunch CEO and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen in a live keynote address
  • hear from return to work leaders from some of the nation’s largest companies on return to work strategies, what employers are looking for and the latest in return to work programming (live employer panel discussions)
  • attend our popular “Assessing Your Career Options” workshop (live session)
  • get top advice from our iRelaunch coaching team (live panels)
  • visit with employer sponsor representatives who are hiring relaunchers (live employer booths)

How will I connect with employers?

iRelaunch has done extensive research to find the best platform available for conversations between job seekers and employers.

Through the platform's orderly queue, you'll be able to have focused, text-based chat conversations and may also be invited by the Representative to video or audio chat. You will have the option to accept the invitation to begin video or audio chatting or to decline and continue the text chat. Read how the Video-Audio-Chat experience will be during the Conference.

Your resume, if already uploaded to your profile, is automatically provided to employers when you enter their booths to chat. You'll have dedicated time to chat with employer sponsors at the Conference.

With this easy-to-use, online chat platform, you'll be able to confidently make your best impression and begin meaningful conversations with employers.

Do I need any special technology to attend?

Nope! There are no downloads or plug-ins required to participate in an event on the Brazen platform. You just need a strong internet connection and one of our supported browsers.

All modern browsers which support WebRTC, including the latest versions of:

  • Chrome (desktop and mobile)
  • Version 83 and higher for Windows
  • Safari (desktop and mobile; screen sharing feature is limited)
  • Firefox
  • MS Edge

NOTE: Some sponsors may invite you to a video chat, if you choose to participate in a video chat you must make sure your camera and microphone are enabled.

My favorite part of the day was when I was able to connect with recruiters from different companies, from the comfort of my home. It gave me newfound confidence and lifted my spirits. What's more, I have a few companies who gave me great feedback and have an interview lined up as well. Thank you, Team iRelaunch for creating this platform and making this otherwise confusing, lonesome journey very productive.

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