Carol Fishman Cohen is the co-founder and CEO of iRelaunch, the pioneering company in the career reentry space. iRelaunch has built a global community of over 52,000 individuals who are in all stages of relaunching careers and runs career reentry conferences and events for employers and individuals returning to work after a career break. iRelaunch works with nearly 40 blue chip companies to introduce, implement and expand career reentry programs.
Carol wrote the seminal Harvard Business Review article “The 40-Year-Old Intern” about mid-career internships and is a regular HBR contributor. Her TED talk on relaunching careers has been viewed over 1.6 million times and is translated into 29 languages. Carol is the co-author, along with Vivian Steir Rabin, of the career reentry strategy book Back on the Career Track, long referred to as the “Bible of career reentry.” Carol’s return to work at Bain Capital after 11 years out of the full-time workforce is documented in a Harvard Business School case study. A graduate of Pomona College and Harvard Business School, she lives in Boston, Massachusetts and is the mother of four children.