Returnships and relaunching careers in the age of COVID: What companies and returning professionals are thinking and doing

How has the COVID crisis impacted in-house company returnship/return to work programs and the actions of the relaunchers they are targeting? How has the COVID crisis changed the way employers view retirees and career break professionals returning to work? Find out from career reentry expert Carol Fishman Cohen, whose company iRelaunch has worked with the largest global companies across industry sectors to build and expand in house return to work programs since 2007. As co-founder of the pioneering company in the career reentry space, Carol brings experience working with companies deep into the last downturn and back out again. 

Webinar Outline: 

  • What we are seeing in terms of employer behavior
  • What we are seeing in terms of returning professional behavior
  • Observations on how COVID is changing the way relaunchers are perceived by employers
  • Q and A

Who is this Webinar perfect for: 
Mid- to senior-level managers who are thinking beyond the crisis to pipeline building and workforce rebuilding efforts. Managers who were and are contemplating starting or expanding an in-house return to work program. Managers focusing on fresh approaches to access top talent after the health and economic crisis subside

Date: Tuesday 14 July

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 ET

Presented By

Carol Fishman Cohen

Chair & Founder @ iRelaunch

Carol Fishman Cohen, builder of corporate career re-entry programs and leader of the iRelaunch return-to-work community (now over 80,000 strong), is a pioneer in the career re-entry space. Her viral TED talk "How to get back to work after a career break," has over 3 million views and is translated into 30 languages. She is the host of the popular 3,2,1 iRelaunch podcast and is the author of the seminal Harvard Business Review article "The 40-Year-Old Intern". Regularly quoted in the national press as a subject matter expert on career re-entry, and a sought-after international speaker, Carol has addressed over 500 audiences. She has been honored with numerous awards, most recently receiving the Target Storyteller's Award on the main stage of the 2019 Massachusetts Conference for Women before 11,000 attendees.

Carol and the iRelaunch team produce the iRelaunch Return to Work Conferences and work with over 100 global companies on return to work programs of all kinds. She is a relauncher herself, having returned to work at Bain Capital after an 11 year career break before co-founding iRelaunch. Carol's relaunch is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study and iRelaunch's work is the subject of a Stanford Graduate School of Business case study. A graduate of Pomona College and Harvard Business School, Carol lives outside of Boston. Website:, Twitter: @iRelaunch