This Software Developer Shares How IBM’s ‘Returnship’ Program Helped Get Her Career Back

With Jill Burns (4 min read) After a 10-year break from her technical career, Jill Burns joined IBM in March 2018 through the IBM Tech Re-entry Program—an internship program that provided her with the support and resources to reintegrate back into the workplace. Outside of work, she is a member of “Women Who Code” and […]

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Returning to Work After a Long Career Break Can Be Daunting But This IBMer Shows It Can Happen

With Priti Shah (3 min read) After taking a long break from a career in tech, Priti Shah returned to the corporate world as part of IBM’s Tech Re-Entry program—an internship program that provided her with the support and resources to reintegrate back into the workplace. Joining IBM in March 2017, Priti is a now […]

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Thinking of Returning to the Workforce After a Career Break? This Might Help

With Jen Jones (2 min read) After taking a two-year career break, Jen Jones joined the IBM Tech Re-entry Program as a Data Scientist. Jen—who describes herself as a wife, mom, friend, yogi, golfer, and natural hair enthusiast—comes from a career background in sales and strategy and is currently working with analytics and telling stories […]

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What It’s Like to Return to the Corporate World After Taking a Career Break

With Anna Nguyen (3 min read) Anna Nguyen first worked at IBM in 1996 as a software engineer. In the middle of her rising career, she took a break from corporate life and decided to work as a patternmaker/operations manager/sewist and runway model for a fashion designer, and also acquired and ran a software company. In […]

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The Girl Who Cracked the Code: Interview with the IBM Vault Winner

With Keni Mou (7 min read) In September 2018, IBM hosted an online problem-solving game for students in the US. The IBM Vault was an interactive alternate reality game where players were given puzzles to crack “digital locks” over a period of three weeks. Only those who solved each lock in the least amount of […]

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Women in Consulting: “It’s Right and Okay to Get What You Want”

On this issue of #WomenInConsulting, we are featuring Shirley Held  – a Partner, Cognitive & Analytics, Public Service at IBM Services. She shares her favorite part of working at IBM, her passion and advice on career development.   Name:  Shirley Held Position/Positions Held at IBM:  Partner, Cognitive & Analytics, Public Service, IBM Services Current Work […]

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My Journey from Taking a Career Break for Motherhood to Rejoining the Workforce

By Avanti Tilak (4 min read) Originally an astronomer by training, I studied supermassive black holes in the nearby universe. After my kids were born, I took a career break as I wanted to enjoy that time with them but it was never meant to be permanent. Once the youngest was old enough for preschool […]

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How I Restarted My Career After a Parenthood Break

By Karuna Barla   When I took a career break from IBM India 13 years ago, it was a bittersweet interruption. On the one hand, I was excited about moving to the United States and starting a family but on the other, I knew I would miss the joy of working with my team. I […]

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