Book Review and Praise

"Finally! A smart, practical, inspiring guide for moms looking to get back to paid work -- without losing their minds."

--Leslie Morgan Steiner, editor of Mommy Wars and online columnist for's "On Balance"

"This comprehensive step-by-step guide to workforce re-entry should be invaluable to women seeking to relaunch their careers. Real-life examples of success stories combined with multitudes of practical advice make this book a unique resource."

--Constance E. Helfat, Professor, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
"This guide is a wonderful and practical roadmap to "on ramping" back into the workforce. If you're thinking about that journey, this book is the way forward!"
--Anne Erni, Chief Diversity Officer, Lehman Brothers

"Candid, constructive, compelling... The authors provide realistic yet optimistic advice with examples on how to relaunch a career successfully."

--W. Stanton Smith, National Director, Next Generation Initiatives/Human Resources, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP

"After you have talked your girlfriends to death, bored your husband with all your plans and even, in desperation, consulted your mother-in-law, let Cohen and Rabin show you how it is done. They will help you plan the step-by-step campaign that will get you back into the job market no matter how much time you have taken off."

--Lisa Endlich, author of Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success

"A terrific compendium of the issues, trade-offs -- and opportunities -- that Serious Moms recommitting to Serious Professional life will encounter."

--Mary Lindley Burton, President, Burton Strategies and co-author, In Transition: From the Harvard Business School Club of New York's Career Management Seminar

"This book takes the voice of the wise mother and practical mentor our generation so badly needs as we navigate uncharted career and parenting waters. Someday we will be able to guide our daughters with our collective experience. Until that time, Back on the Career Track is a very strong, yet warm, guiding hand."

--Jules Pieri, President and COO, Ziggs, Inc.

"Will I be able to find rewarding work? Do I still have what it takes? Will anybody hire me? 'Yes!' say authors Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin who, in Back on the Career Track, offer stay-at-home moms practical guidance for relaunching their careers--regardless of how many years they've had 'Mom' on their business cards."

--DeAnne Aguirre, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

"In today's fast-changing labor market, resuming a career can be a daunting experience. Back on the Career Track is a must-read for the authors' intimate understanding of the process. They know how it feels and what it takes to make your efforts a success. Well written, inspiring, and above all, practical. Don't re-launch without it."

--Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College, and author of The Overworked American

"Mothers looking to return to work will find in this wonderful book EXACTLY what they need: both practical tools AND an emotional roadmap for navigating the challenges of relaunching their careers. Cohen and Rabin not only address the how-tos of networking and resumes, but also the subtler personal issues, such as lack of confidence, guilt, and negotiating in marriage. Refreshingly matter-of-fact, Cohen and Rabin are supportive and trustworthy guides to the sometimes daunting and ultimately rewarding process of integrating one's roles as worker and mother."

--Daphne de Marneffe, PhD
Psychologist and author of Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, and the Inner Life

"In their new book, Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin offer concrete tools and tips for people wanting to reactivate careers after time off. Their easy-to-read, no-nonsense approach will resonate with many readers. Drawing on research as well as their own stories, the authors offer advice on topics ranging from child care to networking, from family challenges to salary negotiation. If you are simply interested in work-life balance issues, or if you are a prospective relauncher, you'll benefit from Back on the Career Track."

--Corrie Martin, Senior Programs Manager, Tuck Executive Education

"Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-At-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work is perfect for any woman too filled with fear to figure out how to get back in the game because the game has changed so much since she left it and because she has changed so much since she left it. Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin are uniquely qualified to help women navigate the roadmap back to a New World because they themselves have made the difficult trip. Smart, sensible and truly helpful, Back on the Career Track is one of those books you can never seem to find when you need it, but now finally here it is, and you will want to get one for yourself and every stay-at-home woman you know."

--Laura Zigman, author of Piece of Work and Animal Husbandry

“Filled with practical advice and the life-experiences of real women, Back on the Career Track is indispensable for moms re-launching their careers. More than a 'how-to' guide, it explores the complex family issues and deep feelings you may encounter when deciding to return to professional life.”

--Shira Goodman, Executive Vice President, Staples