Today’s Extraordinary Women Radio is with Carol Fishman Cohen is the CEO and Co-founder of iRelaunch – a company focused on helping people launch into their next chapter after they’ve taken a break in their career. As a leading expert in the field of career reentry space, Carol wrote the 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 1.6 million times and is translated into 29 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 workplace reentry.”
Carol shares her story on how she returned to at Bain Capital after 11 years out of the full-time workforce is documented in a Harvard Business School case study, as well as provides several tips on how to approach career reentry after you’ve taken a break.
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 recently received the Society of Women Engineers President’s Award for co-founding the STEM Re-entry Task Force. And her company, iRelaunch was a finalist for the 2017 MassTLC Building a Better Workforce Award.