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2024 Virtual Return to Work Conference, May 14-16

It's Time for You to Return to a Job You Love!

May 14 — May 16, 2024
Virtual, on the Brazen Platform


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Your launchpad to success

Whether you're embarking on the thrilling journey of relaunching or already navigating the twists and turns, the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference is your ultimate launchpad to success! With a schedule full of tools and resources meticulously crafted to fuel your relaunch journey, we're here to empower you every step of the way.

Unlock valuable insights and information

If you're feeling stuck in the career reentry maze, yearning to return to work but hitting roadblocks, the Conference is your gateway to unlocking invaluable insights into the relaunch process.

Hear from and speak to employer sponsors

Our employer sponsors are here to share hiring wisdom and discover the employee gem that is YOU!

Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Join us at the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference and unleash the force of your potential like never before!

Note: Register now and take advantage of our $49 Early Bird rate. The cost of the Conference will increase to $99 on Sunday, April 14.

Your $49 Early Bird Registration Includes:

FB Live

Pre-Conference Facebook Live events and relauncher networking

8 additional opportunities to make your relaunch successful

Dive into dynamic live sessions covering resumes, LinkedIn, confidence, and more. Connect with relaunchers, prep for employer talks, and sustain momentum post-event. Your career relaunch journey starts here!
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Brazen

Conference days' insights from the experts

Employers, iRelaunch leadership, career coaches, and fellow relaunchers

Embark on a whirlwind of wisdom over two vibrant days! Gain insights from employer sponsors, hiring experts, seasoned relaunchers, and career gurus. Equip yourself for dynamic conversations with sponsors and hiring luminaries. Career ignition awaits!
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Virtual Job Fair

Network, practice, apply

Unlock a spectrum of career possibilities! Apply for in-person and hybrid job opportunities spanning diverse professional functions. Apply your newfound skills, network with employers, and propel toward relaunch triumph. Your journey to success begins here!
Learn more about our Employer Sponsors
Roadmap

Discounted access to the iRelaunch Return to Work Roadmap

Our popular and online workbook wiht proven success

Embark on a personalized relaunch journey! Navigate five detailed steps at your own tempo, from discovering your dream job to perfecting resumes, networking, acing interviews, mastering negotiations, and relishing your new role. Conference registrants pay only $29 (regularly $79)
Community

Conversations and resources from Community Sponsors

More opportunities to network and learn

Immerse yourself in our vibrant Conference community! Experience the offerings from our community sponsors, featuring products and services (often with discounts for iRelaunch members), while seizing yet another chance to network and expand your knowledge.
Library

Easy and fast access to additional free products and services

Including our popular "Optimize Your Relauncher Resume with ChatGPT" tutorial

Dive into a treasure trove of iRelaunch perks! Conference registrants unlock exclusive access to an abundance of free products and services, seamlessly integrated into your account for effortless exploration and utilization.

Speakers

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Carol Fishman Cohen

iRelaunch - CEO and Co-founder

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Mary Beth Barrett-Newman

2nd Career Consulting - President; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach

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Blair Bennett

PepsiCo - Senior Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition

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Bryn Panee Burkhart

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

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Elizabeth Gish

iRelaunch - Managing Director

Kelly huang

Kelly Huang

Career Transformation; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach

Miller Megan

Megan Miller

Vanguard - Head of the Personal Investor Sales Desk

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Nivedita Joshi Naithani

iRelaunch - Managing Director

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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

iRelaunch Return to Work Conference Agenda

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Online, Via Zoom Add to calendar

Pre-Conference Zoom Call with Carol Fishman Cohen

Join Carol as she sets the stage for the upcoming Conference. We will walk through how to enter the Conference and how to get in line and 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 Add to calendar

The Conference Doors will be OPEN

Unlock your opportunities: Conference doors swing wide!

Get ready to kickstart your conference experience when the doors open wide!

Step into the vibrant Conference lobby by:

  • Using the exclusive email link arriving on Monday, May 13th. Click through and dive straight into the action!
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online, via Brazen Add to calendar

Unleash Your Potential: CEO and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen

Join us as Carol reveals the essential blueprint for your relaunch journey! Dive into actionable insights on where to start, what to do, and how to maximize your time away from the workforce. Don't miss out on this empowering way to start your day.

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Keynote Speaker
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Carol Fishman Cohen iRelaunch - CEO and Co-founder
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Inside Perspectives: Exploring Hiring and Onboarding Practices with Employers from Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and Workday

Step inside the inner workings with a deep dive into hiring and onboarding processes with our exclusive employer panels! Gain invaluable insights into career reentry and direct hire programs straight from the minds of company representatives. Explore diverse cultures and practices shaping today's workforce landscape. 

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Moderators
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Elizabeth Gish iRelaunch - Managing Director
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online, via Brazen Add to calendar

Chart Your Course: Navigate Your Relaunch Journey with Expert Guidance from Bryn Panee Burkhart

Illuminate your path and define your career relaunch with an introspective session tailored just for you. This essential step sets the stage for your next career chapter. Stick around for a Q&A session with Bryn to get your burning questions answered.

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Presenter
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Bryn Panee Burkhart Bright Evolution Leadership Coaching, LLC- Founder & Principal; iRelaunch Recommended Career Coach
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online, via Brazen Add to calendar

The Conference Doors will be OPEN

Unlock your opportunities: Conference doors swing wide!

Get ready to kickstart your conference experience when the doors open wide!

Step into the vibrant Conference lobby by:

  • Using the exclusive email link arriving on Tuesday, May 14th. Click through and dive straight into the action!

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Online, via Brazen Add to calendar

Inside Perspectives 2: Exploring Hiring and Onboarding Practices with Employers from Bank of America, PepsiCo and Vanguard

Moderators
Nivedita Naithani's Headshot with a brick wall in the background
Nivedita Joshi Naithani iRelaunch - Managing Director
Panelists
Miller Megan
Megan Miller Vanguard - Head of the Personal Investor Sales Desk
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Blair Bennett PepsiCo - Senior Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online, via Brazen Add to calendar

Your Career, Your Questions: Expert Coaches Deliver Tailored Insights

Get ready to have your burning questions answered! Our dynamic team of expert career coaches will dive into the questions you submitted during registration, delivering tailored insights directly addressing your career relaunch concerns.

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Coaches
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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
Sara Dickison Taylor's headshot in circular frame
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
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Online, via Brazen Add to calendar

Unlock Success: Empowering Insights from Career Relaunch Trailblazers

Dive into expert strategies, must-hear advice, and critical pitfalls directly from Relaunchers like you! Learn their secrets to overcoming common obstacles and achieving success.

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Moderator
Speakers
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Online, via Brazen Add to calendar

Key Insights from the Conference with Carol Fishman Cohen

Propel your success forward and harness these insights to supercharge your networking opportunities with employer sponsors on Day 3.

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Speaker
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Carol Fishman Cohen iRelaunch - CEO and Co-founder
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Online, via Brazen Add to calendar

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, 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 below 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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Sponsors

Partner Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

Community Sponsors

In the past 48 hours I've implemented many tips for strengthening my resume, preparing for interviews/chats, and applied to several re-launcher and re-ignite programs. Were it not for these panel sessions, I can guarantee I would flub my interviews and be totally unprepared for the chats. Here are some of my take-aways:

  • Stay positive
  • "Do it scared" (everything new is by definition outside your comfort zone)
  • Mine your work and volunteer experiences (also your career break) for where you learned and practiced transferable skills
  • Pre-prepare chat messages in a document to copy and paste in order to save time and make more use of the 10min chat opportunities.
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Who should 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.

What can I expect?

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.

How will content be delivered?

Upon Conference registration, and depending on the level you sign up for, you will receive access to important content to help you prepare in the months leading up to the event.

During the 3-day Conference, you will

  • hear from iRelaunch CEO and Co-founder Carol Fishman Cohen in a live keynote address
  • hear from return to work career reentry leaders from some of the nation’s largest employers on return to work career reentry strategies, what employers are looking for and the latest in return to work career reentry 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)
  • hear from successful relaunchers on how they returned to work
  • visit with employer sponsor representatives who are hiring relaunchers (live employer booths)

How will I connect with employers?

iRelaunch uses the Brazen platform, which optimizes the experience for employers and relaunchers to connect at our virtual career fair.

When you register for the Conference, make sure to follow through to the link on the Brazen platform to complete your profile and resume upload there so the employer sponsors can see your full background.

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.

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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