The iRelaunch Employer (Virtual) Speaker Series: "Building the Best Employer Return to Work Programs"

Session Two:  
"The Role of the Program Manager”

June 2, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern

with Liz Markus, Director, Johnson & Johnson Re-Ignite

iRelaunch Host: Carol Fishman Cohen, Chair and Co-founder, iRelaunch

Liz Markus will discuss her role as Director of the Johnson & Johnson Re-Ignite program. As the designated, full-time manager of Re-Ignite, Liz is the “go-to” person for all program stakeholders; the participants, their managers, recruiters, mentors, buddies, and more. She directs overall strategy for internal and external communications campaigns for Re-Ignite and manages the design, language and features of the program landing page. She is also responsible for the global expansion of the program, across business units and geographies.

Carol Fishman Cohen will moderate questions for Liz that come in ahead of time and during the broadcast.


Meet Liz Markus

Liz Markus is the Director of the global Re-Ignite program at Johnson & Johnson where she works to help individuals return to their technical careers after a career break by leveraging her strategic abilities to influence, drive change and effectively communicate. In her previous 11 years with Johnson and Johnson, Liz has driven results in a variety of supply chain roles in procurement, planning, new product innovation and enterprise strategy. Liz is a Credo-based leader who has grown and developed talent through the creation of the North America Consumer Supply Chain Leadership Development program and the Supply Chain Strategy & Deployment Ideation Challenge as well as her many years of University recruiting for both undergrad and graduate programs.

About the iRelaunch Employer (Virtual) Speaker Series:

Our ”Building the Best Employer Return to Work Programs” (Virtual) Speaker Series is for you, our employers looking beyond the health crisis and beyond the economic downturn, to build the talent pipelines that will fuel future hiring.

Our series brings you leaders from across industry sectors - expert practitioners who built and run the top return to work programs - continuing the success we have had with our four prior iRelaunch “Critical Issues in Return to Work Programming” in-person events.

Join our iRelaunch Employer Community to learn from employers with the top return to work programs and meet peer program managers and executive champions. Submit your interest in attending by filling out the form in the link below. Approved inquiries will receive the link to participate.

Who Should Attend?

Employer representatives who:

- run return-to-work programs and want to learn about other employer programs

- have piloted return to work programs and are now expanding them

- are considering launching a return to work program

- are interested in learning more about this talent pool and want to recruit relaunchers but not necessarily through a formal program

Interested in Attending?

Please click here and fill out the form to tell us more about yourself and your role within your employer. We will follow up with the link.


Frequently Asked Questions

No. If you filled out our form and were approved to attend the first session, you do not need to fill out the form again. You will automatically receive a link to subsequent sessions. 

We will broadcast this through Zoom webinar and sessions will be live only. Links to the Zoom webinar will be unique to each approved attendee. Please contact us at if you would like to give your link to someone else. 

Yes. Please submit your questions on the sign-up form or send them to us at

Unlike the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference, this is not a recruiting event. This is a special series only for employers.

Definitely. The Series is designed to provide the most up-to-date information about building and scaling programs.

Yes. Whether or not you are developing a formal program for relaunchers, you will benefit from the discussion about the demographic and what has worked to successfully onboard them.

Please contact us at if you have any questions.


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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.