Return to Work

A powerful alliance geared towards technical or engineering professional women who are seeking to resume their careers.*

The Task Force – initiated by SWE together with reentry pioneer iRelaunch – is bringing back hundreds of technical professionals to the world’s largest companies.

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*Note men are eligible to apply for and participate in Task Force company programs.

2020 participating partners

New Partners

Thank you to all of our partners!








Bright Return Program

Back 2 Work

Boeing Return Flight Program Opportunities 

Join the Mission

Returning Professionals Development Program

Reboot Re-Entry Program

RePower Return-To-Work Program

Dell Career ReStart

Re-Entry Program



Reshape your Future

IBM Tech Re-entry

Learn More About Re-Ignite

Careers 2.0

iReturn – The Northrop Grumman Returnship Program

STEM Relaunch Program

Raytheon Technologies logo

Re-Empower Program


ReLaunch your Engineering Career



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boosting your career

How a 'returnship' can boost your career

Video credit: ABC News / Good Morning America (GMA)

the research

Latest Research

Research shows there are about 2.5 million women in the USA with STEM degrees.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, “Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation,” by David Beede et al., August 2011; “Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering,” by Nadya Fouad et al., 2012; Carol Fishman Cohen, iRelaunch

2017 White Paper: An Intervention Strategy to Re-engage Women Engineers in the Workforce

The 2017 Task Force white paper demonstrates the value proposition of the STEM Reentry Task Force through interviews with Founding Members of the Task Force.

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have Engineering and Computer Science Degrees
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of those women have left engineering
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left to spend more time with family

back in 2015

The First Task Force

Seven companies from SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council stepped forward in 2015 to form the first Reentry Task Force: Booz Allen Hamilton, Caterpillar Inc., Cummins Inc., General Motors Company, IBM, Intel Corporation and Johnson Controls.

Email if you’re interested in becoming a member of the STEM Reentry Task Force.

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