Skip to main content

3, 2, 1 iRelaunch Podcast

Featured as one of the "Top Career Podcasts" since its inception in 2017, 3, 2, 1 iRelaunch is our podcast focused on getting you Back on the Career Track and making your return to work smooth and successful. We feature strategies, advice and success stories about returning to work after a career break.

Choose an episode from the list below. If you're not sure where to start, you can learn more about our podcast and try one of our podcast mini-series.

Episode 180: Relaunching in Engineering After 22 & 19 Year Career Breaks - Gabriella Bean & Sue Spillane

Gabriella Bean and Sue Spillane relaunched their engineering careers in Fall 2017 as part of the inaugural cohort of iReturn, Northrop Grumman’s return-to-work program, after career breaks of 22 years and 19 years respectively. Northrop Grumman launched iReturn as a member of the STEM Reentry Task Force, the groundbreaking multi-company…

Episode 160: Framing a "Crisp" Message - with Miranda Kalinowski, Global Head of Recruiting at Facebook

Concluding our series on the nuts and bolts of the recruiting process, Guest Podcast Host, Cheryl McGee Wallace speaks with Miranda Kalinowski, Global Head of Recruiting at Facebook to discuss their reentry program. With more than 30 years of recruiting experience, Miranda shares practical advice for relaunchers on the importance…

Episode 105: Recruiting for the JNJ Re-Ignite #ReturnToWorkProgram with Elizabeth Markus

As part of our series on the nuts and bolts of recruiting, guest podcast host Cheryl McGee Wallace speaks with Elizabeth Markus, Director of the Johnson & Johnson Re-Ignite Return to Work Program, a 16-week, paid program for returning professionals. Elizabeth determines the fit, interview questions and eligibility requirements for…

Episode 77: Disrupternship: What it Means and How it Affects Today’s Relaunchers with Guest Host Ginny Brzezinski

In this episode of 3, 2, 1, iRelaunch, Author, Former Capitol Hill Press Secretary and iRelaunch Advisory Board Member, Ginny Brzezinski, interviews Carol Fishman Cohen about “Disrupternship.” They discuss how mid-career return to work programs have disrupted traditional University internships and how the use of mid-career internships have disrupted…

Episode 58: Conversation with Returnship® Pioneer Monica Marquez

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…

Episode 48: Story of a Successful Re-Entry Internship: Inside United Technologies "Re-Empower" with Shanda Hinton

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…

Episode 26: The STEM Re-entry Internship – A Benchmark for Success with Jen Scott

Carol talks with Jen Scott, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and co-lead of the STEM Re-Entry Task Force. Since its inception in 2016 the STEM Re-entry Task Force has been a pipeline for more than 200 female technical professionals to return to the…