HERC recently partnered with iRelaunch, a leading producer of career reentry programs, events, and content for employers, universities, organizations, and individuals. The mission of iReluanch is to help women and men relaunch their careers after a hiatus, and to help employers hire from the relatively untapped talent pool of women and men who are on career break.
iRelaunch’s signature product is the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference, which is held annually in the fall in New York City, and brings together high-caliber, primarily female, professionals seeking to return to the workforce.
iRelaunch also creates customized career reentry programs and recruiting events for employers and recently launched a Jobs! page on the iRelaunch website. For women and men seeking to relaunch their careers, in addition to the Conference and other events, iRelaunch offers a wealth of resources on the iRelaunch website, as well as an iRelaunch Return to Work Boot Camp workshop series led by a trained career coach.
iRelaunch was founded in 2007 by Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin, two Harvard Business School alumnae who co-authored Back on the Career Track: a Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms who Want to Return to Work. Carol and Vivian have presented their career reentry strategies to over 11,000 people at more than 165 events, both nationally and internationally, since 2006. They have nine children between them, and both returned to the workforce in different ways after multi-year career breaks. Carol's return to work at investment firm Bain Capital after 11 years out of the full time workforce is documented in a Harvard Business School case study. They are recognized experts in the career reentry space and are regularly quoted on the topic in the national press.
1) “The 40-Year-Old Intern,” an article by Carol Fishman Cohen published in Harvard Business Review November 2012 and recognized as an “HBR Article That Changed the Way I Think” as part of HBR’s 90th Anniversary.