Path Forward Final Cut from Joanne Wilson on Vimeo.

When Matt Blumberg asked me to co-Chair PathForward with him, I said yes although there was a part of me that was hesitant.  I have definitely been in the “no” mode the last few years so I can be smarter about saying “yes”.  Yet I felt that PathForward was something I should do.  Fast forward, I am so happy I did.

We are quickly growing and making an impact on women (and in turn that impacts families) and also company cultures.  Those company cultures include Apple, Cloudflare, Verizon, PayPal, Stripe and more.  We have programs in LA, SF, NY, Boulder and more.

Watching this video just sums it all up.

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    This is great. As is the program. Community action like this changes stuff.

    1. Gotham Gal

      These women….game changing for them.

  2. Sarah

    Convinced again – Thank You. Trying to rearrange my life in order to make the SFC event in Jan. Have also been brainstorming how to set up a CDN version on the westcoast. -an utter hotbed for talented underemployed women.

  3. Anne Libby

    Seeing Kieran Masterson having had issues coming back to work calls to mind all of the top-school MBA women I know who have had similar issues. Heartbreaking, and unnecessary. Great work.We need to see business schools get involved in this discussion, too.At this point it’s hard for me to recommend an MBA to young women. The money side of things is a burden for many young people.Adding two years of lost earnings for school to the time you may take down the road for children — and potentially other family members? Well, I won’t call it a deal breaker, but it’s a profound investment decision.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Smart idea of getting business schools involved. They are connected to those graduates and many of them take time off from their careers to raise families

      1. Anne Libby

        Also, it’s a value to the school to actually make sure that a degree helps with the lifelong career path, not just recruiting and the first 5 years out (after which the halo kind of dims.)

  4. denmeade

    What a great program. Congrats to you and the team.

  5. Kirsten Lambertsen

    A game-changing program. So inspiring. Thanks for sharing and for your work with PathForward. The different women in the video were great — I confess, I wasn’t picturing the diversity of backgrounds that are served until watching.

  6. Alison Winer Dinerstein

    The first time I heard about it, I was so impressed. What an amazing way to give women a chance to get back into the workforce.