We’re shining a spotlight on this all-star cast, presenting you with top thinkers in the career reentry space from iRelaunch’s 2020 Virtual Employer Speaker Series.

These dynamic leaders have blazed the trail in return to work programming and we were privileged to be able to feature them in our events for the iRelaunch Employer Community. Thanks to this stellar list of professionals for their time and insight during our 2020 Speaker Series.

"Learning the success stories of companies who have launched return to work programs is very valuable! Every speaker has shared something new for our organization to think about as we are looking to 're-launch' our program! "

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iRelaunch’s 2020 Virtual Employer Speaker Series Lineup

"Building the Best Employer Return to Work Programs"

Jennifer Howland, Managing Director, iRelaunch

“Building and Scaling a Return to Work Program”

Liz Markus, Director, Johnson & Johnson Re-Ignite

"The Role of the Program Manager”

Carol Fishman Cohen, Chair and Co-founder, iRelaunch

COVID-19 Return to Work Report and Scripts & Dialogues™ for Employers

Lucida Plummer, Global Head of Diversity, Asset and Wealth Management, J.P. Morgan

"The Virtual Launch of a Return to Work Cohort: What We've Learned at the JPMC ReEntry Program"

Phillip Anderson, Executive Director, DTCC

"The Business Case for a Return to Work Program"

Pauline Ashworth, Human Resources Director - Commercial Bank, Shared Services and Technology, TD Bank

"TD Bank Career Relaunch 2020 - Launching a pilot return to work program during COVID"

Laura Smith, Senior Advisor for Diversity Talent Acquisition, Dell Technologies

"Dell ReStart: Explaining the 'Direct Hire' Reentry Program Model"

Audrey Van Belleghem, Business Lead, Facebook

"How to Operate a Successful Return to Work Program Remotely: From Interviews to Graduation"

Kathy Simonis, Head of Diversity & Inclusion - Americas, Macquarie Group

"Switching from a 'Returnship' to a 'Direct-hire' Based Return to Work Program Model"


Shanda Hinton, Global Diversity & Inclusion Executive

"Managing a Return to Work Program Through Organizational Change: Mergers, Spin-offs and Covid"

Rachel Akers New Collar Program Manager, and manager, IBM Tech Re-Entry IBM

"International Expansion of a Return to Work Program"

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Please express your interest in attending the iRelaunch Employer (Virtual) Speaker Series. To ensure corporate representatives who are running, expanding, piloting or contemplating return to work programs in their organization get first priority on admission to the Series, please submit your interest in attending on this form.  Approved inquiries will receive an invitation to join our session.