Jennifer Abman Scott and Carol Fishman Cohen

2023 Message from Co-Directors, Jennifer Abman Scott and Carol Fishman Cohen

Welcome to the STEM Reentry Task Force microsite, the hub of activity for the groundbreaking career reentry initiative started in 2015 by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch.

We are proud of the growth and evolution of the Task Force, as it underscores the impact of our mission:

  • To enable leading employers across a wide range of industry sectors to diversify their mid-to-senior-level workforce by hiring from the predominantly pool of women professionals who have taken a career break; and
  • To provide participating employers with the framework, training and collaborative setting to enable their creation of career reentry programs to recruit, onboard and support these talented returning professionals.

Announcing 2023 Task Force Members! We are excited to welcome the first of our 2023 participating employers; Bechtel, Kellogg’s, and Schlumberger.  Stay tuned for additional announcements as the year progresses.

Milestone! We are excited to announce that, as we wrapped up the Task Force’s seventh full year, we hit a significant milestone! Nearly 1,000 returning professionals have participated in career reentry programs launched by STEM Reentry Task Force member employers since its inception.

The 2023 Task Force member experience: Each new Task Force employer member will receive an expert-guided, private, and individualized career reentry program-building experience, enhanced by the exclusive opportunity to interact with and learn from Task Force alumni organizations and other experts in moderated bi-monthly roundtables. Employers can join the Task Force at any time during the calendar year to begin building their program.

In addition, employer members will receive early access to proprietary research and identification of trends, innovations and best practices, a hallmark of Task Force participation, plus the power of the joint outreach of SWE and iRelaunch to their respective communities when recruiting and sourcing relaunchers to participate in their programs.

Come along with us as we usher in 2023!

Jen & Carol

STEM Reentry Task Force Co-directors:

Jennifer Abman Scott, SWE Executive VP, Strategic Partnerships and Events

Carol Fishman Cohen, iRelaunch CEO and Co-founder