Founded by MIT scholars, it is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate effective strategies, offer practical support, and increase public understanding of the challenges facing professionals in career transitions.
Additional Programs For Women
Co-founded by Gwenn Rosener (MBA 1993) with Jennifer Voss (MBA 1993) serving as Managing Director, FlexProfessionals is a niche staffing and recruiting firm that connects professionals looking for meaningful part-time work with organizations looking for seasoned part-time talent. Launched in 2010, FlexProfessionals is a popular source of talent for start-ups, non-profits and small businesses in need of smart and economical ways to support growth as well as large companies struggling to fill positions in a tight labor market. We are also a valued resource for working moms and not-ready-to-retire professionals looking for flexibility to better balance work and caregiving needs. FlexProfessionals has worked with hundreds of employers and thousands of job-seekers in the Washington DC and Boston metro areas to fill part-time positions in business areas such as accounting, marketing, sales, HR, research, writing, administration and technology. Additionally, we offer resources and workforce readiness workshops to support our re-entry candidates.
The Return with Purpose Fellowship takes a deeper dive, offering unique value as a year-long experiential learning program in a cohort of like-minded women with exposure to Inspiring Capital's broader social impact network. Forty-plus hours of training provides a platform for women to accelerate their career re-entry through hands-on practical training, a self-directed path of learning, networking and self-reflection within a supportive cohort membership. Fellowship members benefit from a professional identity as Social Impact Fellows, and gain access to our weekly Return with Purpose newsletter docused on content, networking events, and project and job opportunities. Social Impact Fellows also receive a one-year Inspiring Capital membership, which includes curated networking and monthly social impact events within IC's broader community.
Co-founded in 2007 by Carol Fishman Cohen (MBA '85), iRelaunch produces innovative products and services for professionals seeking to return to work after a hiatus and for employers recruiting from this talent pool. iRelaunch works with employers, professional associations, university alumni organizations and relaunching professionals through its consulting, coaching and public speaking practices. The full-day iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference brings together educated professionals seeking to re-enter the workforce and premier employers eager to engage with that talent pool.
Après helps women navigate the exciting, challenging and momentous journey of Career + Motherhood. Our tools help women through key career and life opportunities and pivots, discovering their passion and what's next, resume development, and finding work that works for them. With the Après+ Membership, you'll get exclusive access to our inspiring content, weekly Après newsletter, vetted career coaches and incredible slate of webinars led by our coaches that will inspire and set you on a path to what's next. Plus with the Après Plus Membership Package, search jobs specifically curated for women returning to the workforce with a special emphasis on part-time, flexible and remote opportunities. Après has provided a discount code to HBS alumnae for 20% off membership. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the code.
ReBoot Accel believes in the life-long career power of women. Their programs get women current, connected, and confident to return to work with impact and influence. ReBoot Accel has a suite of training and placement programs that help women land jobs and return to the workplace. Over 1,000 clients have been served in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC and Seattle. A 2017 survey found that over 80% of participants seeking jobs and increased leadership roles have found meaningful work, either part-time, full-time, or as entrepreneurs. Founded by Diane Flynn (HBS '88) and Patty White (HBS '89).
Co-founded by HBS alumnae, Lisa Skeete Tatum ('98) and Sheila Marcelo ('98), Landit offers a personalized playbook for women seeking to move their career forward. Whether you are looking to transition to a new opportunity, re-enter the formal workplace, or take their career to the next level, Landit provides resources to help women achieve career fulfillment. After answering a series of questions about your preferences and experiences, Landit provides a list of curated jobs, helps you define your personal brand, and offers additional professional development resources.
Mom Corps' CEO, Allison O'Kelly, is an HBS alumna (MBA '99). Mom Corps is a professional staffing and career development firm. Specializes in high-level accounting, legal, marketing and IT services on a special project or contract basis. Since 2005, Mom Corps has placed thousands of professionals in flexible positions in companies across the United States.
On-Ramps is a recruiting and consulting firm specializing in workplace innovation, and placing candidates in full-time, part-time and project-based assignments.
Path Forward offers returning professionals the opportunity to restart their careers with companies that appreciate the skills they offer, the perspective they provide, and the contributions they can make. Through mid-career internship opportunities, women (and men) who want to return to the workforce after pausing for caregiving are given the opportunity to forge a path forward.
PowerToFly connects accomplished female talent with companies that recognize how diversity and flexible work fuel innovation. They are currently focused on the tech sector but are in the process of expanding to other sectors.
Connects high-caliber professional women with flexible work opportunities. They allow professionals to identify and pursue flexible work opportunities while avoiding a huge time commitment. Prokanga professionals work on an hourly consulting or project-based fee structure for a finite period of time.
reacHIRE helps women transition back to work after a voluntary career break. In addition to comprehensive career development training, the program connects top female talent with leading companies in paid project assignments.
The Second Shift was founded in 2014 to address the needs of both highly-skilled professional women seeking flexible employment options and businesses seeking top quality on-demand talent. Their mission is to retain critical female talent in the workforce, benefitting women, employers, and their families financially, creatively and culturally.