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iRelaunch and our community of returning professionals, employers, and university clients are often quoted in the news on corporate return to work programs, opportunities for relaunchers, and programming for universities and community partners.

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.
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Companies Should Do More to Normalize Career Breaks

4/6/2021

Harvard Business Review
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Carol Fishman Cohen on career breaks: "Most relaunchers are surprised they were out as long as they were."​

8/31/2020

Hello Monday with LinkedIn's Jessi Hempel
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To the 865,000 women who left the workforce last month …

10/16/2020

Know Your Value
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Comeback career! 12 smart job-searching tactics from those who got hired during the last economic downturn

5/12/2020

Know Your Value
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GSB course on longevity teaches students about workforce reentry

3/2/2020

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Should You Accept a Lower-Level Job After a Career Break?

9/2/2019

Harvard Business Review
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'40-Year-Old Interns' Are Helping STEM Companies Achieve Gender Parity

7/22/2019

Forbes
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In Conversation with Carol Fishman Cohen

7/1/2018

Thinkers50 (YouTube video)
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Carol Fishman Cohen Thinkers50 2017

1/3/2018

Thinkers50 2017 Idea Hunting Session (YouTube video)
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If You Offer Mid-Career Internships, Flaunt It

7/4/2016

Harvard Business Review
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Don’t Lose Track of High Performers Who Take a Hiatus

1/5/2016

Harvard Business Review
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The 40-Year-Old Intern

11/1/2012

Harvard Business Review
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Here are some of our selected appearances in the press (not an exhaustive list):

TITLE PUBLICATIONDATE

"Back to Work" (with link to Harvard Business Review article)

The Broadsheet (Fortune newsletter)8/18/2021
Return-to-Work Programs Come of AgeHarvard Business Review8/17/2021
IBM’s return-to-work program helps women ease back into the workforce following a career breakIBM Blogs - Canada8/6/2021
Why Retirement Will Soon Be a Thing of the PastBloomberg / YouTube7/28/2021
Tired of Retirement? 7 Ways to Get Back to WorkLiveCareer7/6/2021
The Time Is Now: 3 Ways Learning and Development Can Support Women Reentering the WorkforceTraining Industry4/22/2021
Working Mothers Derailed by Pandemic Face a Tough RoadWall Street Journal4/11/2021
What is a Returnship?Kenzie Academy4/07/2021
Companies Should Do More to Normalize Career BreaksHarvard Business Review4/06/2021
Women Bear the Brunt of Economic Trouble During Coronavirus PandemicCheddar3/10/2021
15 Lessons the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Taught UsThe AARP Bulletin3/4/2021
Can Technology Help Bring Women Back to the Workforce?The Garage by HP3/2/2021
Women Are Leaving The Workforce In Droves. Here’s What You Should Do Before, During, and After a Career BreakNextAdvisor (in Partnership with TIME)2/22/2021
Why More Companies Need to Embrace ‘Returnships’ Right NowPureWow2/11/2021
Embracing the Virtual WorkplacePomona College Magazine12/3/2020
Carol Fishman Cohen on career breaks: "Most relaunchers are surprised they were out as long as they were."​Hello Monday with Jessie Hempel (LinkedIn)10/31/2020
To the 865,000 women who left the workforce last month …Know Your Value10/16/2020
How Sandra Day O'Connor's 5-year career break changed the game for women in the workplaceKnow Your Value6/29/2020
BURNED OUT OR LAID OFF? 6 TIPS TO REBOOT YOUR CAREERInverse6/6/2020
How the Pandemic Has Created New Demand for Older WorkersHarvard Business Review6/4/2020
Comeback career! 12 smart job-searching tactics from those who got hired during the last economic downturnKnow Your Value5/12/2020
Women with career gaps are being tapped for talent pool

Axios

3/13/2020
GSB course on longevity teaches students about workforce reentryThe Stanford Daily3/2/2020
5 must-know tips for getting hired after a career breakKnow Your Value1/28/2020
More Companies Are Offering Internships for AdultsAARP1/22/2020
This is Claire McCaskill's No. 1 piece of advice for career re-launchersKnow Your Value1/16/2020
INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY What’s ahead for the local tech scene this year?Boston Globe1/2/2020
Should You Accept a Lower-Level Job After a Career Break?Harvard Business Review9/2/2019
'40-Year-Old Interns' Are Helping STEM Companies Achieve Gender ParityForbes7/22/2019
How to Succeed at Relaunching Your CareerPsychology Today1/14/2019
NMSN 2018 Impact Award Winner - Carol FIshman CohenNMSN Magazine10/31/2018
In Conversation with Carol Fishman CohenThinkers507/1/2018
Thinkers50 Idea Hunting Session 2017Thinkers501/3/2018
Lisa Belkin and Carol Fishman Cohen Discuss Returning To Work After Kids On 'TODAY'HuffPost12/6/2017
The Advocate for 40-year-old Interns: iRelaunch CEO Carol Fishman CohenMM Lafleur4/21/2017
Antidote to Workplace Ageism: Subject Matter ExpertiseNextAvenue2/22/2017
Applying the Internship Model to RetireesNextAvenue1/27/2017
Taking a Career Break? Talk to This Woman FirstForbes10/17/2016
If You Offer Mid-Career Internships, Flaunt ItHarvard Business Review7/4/2016
The New Age of Internships

TEDxBeaconStreet (via Medium.com)

5/22/2016
Carol FIshman Cohen Ted Talk: How to Get Back to Work After a Career BreakTEDxBeaconStreet3/22/2016
Why Some People Intentionally Take a Pay Cut When Resuming Their CareersHarvard Business Review1/28/2016
Don’t Lose Track of High Performers Who Take a HiatusHarvard Business Review1/5/2016
Post-TEDx talk interview with Carol Fishman Cohen at TEDxBeaconStreetTEDxBeaconStreet12/2/2015
For Professionals Returning to Work, There’s Power in the CohortHarvard Business Review3/30/2015
The “40-Year-Old Intern” Goes to Wall StreetHarvard Business Review5/24/2014
The 40-Year-Old InternHarvard Business Review11/2012

Carol Fishman Cohen on the TODAY Show

HuffPost6/21/2011
Relaunching mothersBoston Globe1/23/2006