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Who Should Attend an iRelaunch Conference?

We know that the decision to attend a conference while you are on a career break is a difficult one for many reasons. We're here to help you evaluate whether it's the right next step for your relaunch plan.

To help you with your decision, we thought it might be helpful to share several testimonials with you from iRelaunch Return to Work Conference attendees over the years as you ask yourself “Is this conference for me?”:

 

Are you having difficulty knowing where / how to start your relaunch efforts?

Past attendee comments:

  • “If you are at the beginning of your relaunch journey, considering a relaunch, or stalled in your own relaunch process, attending this conference will help you move forward.”
     
  • “This was a terrific way to force my plan into motion! As they told us at the conference, you must get out of the house and out of your own head. Put yourself out there and great things will follow.”

 

Are you feeling like you’re the only one in this position?

Past attendee comments:

  • “This was such an inspiring and motivating conference. It was a pleasure to meet so many bright and motivated women who are ready to go back to work!”
     
  • “It's a safe, motivating, useful day. There's nothing to be nervous about, and a lot to gain.”

 

Are you needing to build up your confidence?

Past attendee comments:

  • “I had to convince myself to make the trip because I wasn’t sure if I was ready or confident enough, but I am so glad I did! It was just what I needed and it definitely was comforting to be surrounded by women (and men) with the same goals. I learned so much from you, the panels and the workshops. I’m grateful for the awesome resources provided and the opportunity to connect with recruiters. I can now see a little light at the end of the tunnel!”
     
  • “I was nervous the morning of the conference and in retrospect have no idea why. The entire day was so safe, interesting, empowering, practical, and most importantly: inspiring. I put the job search off for months, not knowing where to begin. Now, I have a clear list of to-do's and feel confident I'll be ready to apply for jobs in a matter of days.”
     
  • “I came back from the iRelaunch conference instilled with a new sense of confidence and positivity. I promptly tackled a number of return to work internship application forms looking at my skills and qualifications with a fresh outlook.”
     

Are you looking for opportunities to network with potential employers?

Past attendee comments:

  • “Attending the conference changed my return to work trajectory--I was invited to Super Day at JPMorgan Chase, and through that experience, learned that going in-house is the perfect direction for me.  I also appreciated the conference's message of empowerment--to go after what you want, and to get what you deserve.”
     
  • “Meeting prospective employers was also invaluable. Their encouragement and interest was really motivating as was being able to share my career story with them. The prospective employers were so open and positive, this was refreshing in light of the many other conversations I have had with potential employers who have viewed my career break as something negative and have essentially ignored my work experience, skills and qualifications.”

 

If any of the above questions are swirling in your head, this could be the relaunch jump start you need! In one day, not only are you are exposed to the most effective and practical return to work strategies and career advice, but you also have the opportunity to make top employer and peer connections – all in a safe, welcoming, environment surrounded by like-minded peers.

 

To get inspired, read about individuals who relaunched after attending one of our conferences here. To sign up for or learn more about one of our conferences, click here

 

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A 5-Phase online workbook and support program to help you go from relaunch readiness assessment to negotiating your benefits package. Your self-paced tool for returning to work. 

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