“The Comeback Mom Returnship program allows us to attract talented and experienced women who want to return to the business world after off-ramping to stay home with their children,” says Lang. “Since our company’s target market is busy moms with kids, Comeback Moms offer us invaluable experience and insights for product development and marketing. In return, these women develop new skills, polish existing ones, and add business startup experience to their resumes.”
Coming on the heels of recent reports regarding disappointing job growth and higher unemployment figures, Lang views her announcement of the Comeback Mom Returnship program, and AboutOne’s launch, as votes of confidence in the U.S. economy. Several members of the AboutOne team, who put their careers on hold to stay home with their children, have joined AboutOne under the Comeback Mom Returnship program.
Katrine Kubis, Director of PR and Communications, worked for ten years as an IBM marketing representative and systems consultant with Accenture. Kubis took time off when her children were young but remained actively involved in a variety of non-profit organizations in the US and overseas. “I love my job at AboutOne,” says Kubis, “and the fact that AboutOne values my experiences, both inside and outside the workplace, and the skills I’ve developed as a result of becoming a mom.”
Tina Seitzinger, Brand Ambassador, spent ten years in marketing. After her second son was born in 2008, Seitzinger decided to take some time off to stay home with her two small children. She remained very active in social media and is the voice behind www.LifeWithoutPink.com and the co-founder of www.girlslunchout.com - a networking group for women in social media.
Ashley Abele, Social Media Representative, worked in sales until making the decision to stay home after her son was born in 2005. During her time away from the workforce, Abele completed a degree in legal studies and became a paralegal. Abele also remained heavily involved in social media, blogging at www.justanothermomof2.com and providing consulting services to other bloggers. According to Abele, “It’s so encouraging to know that AboutOne recognizes that while our skills may change when we leave the workforce, they aren’t diminished, and are, in fact, enhanced by other life experiences.”
Kelly Caffee, a former soldier who also joined AboutOne.com as a Military Social Media Representative under the Comeback Mom program adds, "Working for AboutOne is perfect for me because the hours are flexible. I can work and still be available for my children - it's the best of both worlds!"
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