Carol Fishman Cohen, Chair and Co-Founder



Established in 2007, iRelaunch is the pioneering company in the career reentry space. iRelaunch runs career reentry conferences and events for employers and individuals returning to work after a career break, and also works directly with over 70 blue chip companies to introduce, implement and expand career reentry programs to engage with and hire from the return to work talent pool. iRelaunch has built a global community of more than 75,000 individuals who are in all stages of relaunching careers. 

Carol wrote the seminal Harvard Business Review article "The 40-Year-Old Intern" about mid-career internships and is a regular HBR contributor. Her TED talk on relaunching careers has been viewed nearly 3 million times and is translated into 30 languages. Carol is the co-author, along with Vivian Steir Rabin, of the career reentry strategy book Back on the Career Track, long referred to as the "Bible of career reentry." Carol's return to work at Bain Capital after 11 years out of the full-time workforce is documented in a Harvard Business School case study. 

Carol was named to the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 leading management thinkers and was shortlisted for the 2017 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards in the "Talent" category. She received the 2017 "Enterprising Woman Award" from the Women's Enterprise Development Center and the Society of Women Engineers President's Award in 2017 for co-founding the STEM Re-entry Task Force. In October 2018 Carol received the National Military Spouse Impact Award for her significant contributions in the arena of military spouse employment. iRelaunch was a finalist for the 2017 MassTLC Building a Better Workforce Award. 

Carol is regularly quoted in the national press and is a sought-after international speaker on career reentry topics. A graduate of Pomona College and Harvard Business School, she resides outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Twitter: @iRelaunch

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