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Program Update: How to Jumpstart Your Career During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With all of the changes that are taking place due to the Coronavirus, the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) and our corporate sponsors, made the difficult decision to postpone our popular Back2Business April workshop. In its fourth year, we remain committed to this initiative, which helps individuals relaunch their careers after taking a career break.

The FWA wants to stay in touch during this difficult time and offer you or someone you know career resources and virtual networking opportunities. Here are a few ways for you to stay in touch:

  • LinkedIn: Follow us on LinkedIn, with over 6,000 in our network, begin interacting and conversing with our members and supporters at's-association/
  • FWA Website: Check out our website at for resources, including virtual webinars and podcasts on managing your career through these rapidly changing times
  • Networking: It’s harder to network when you have to socially distance, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Want to make new business contacts? Consider joining the FWA today, volunteer for a committee and meet accomplished new people virtually!

We look forward to continuing the career conversation with you and hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during these uncertain times.



Back2Business logoThe Financial Women’s Association (FWA), in partnership with four sponsoring organizations*, BMO Capital Markets, New York Life and PGIM, the Global Investment Management Businesses of Prudential are excited to announce the next installment of its successful Back2Business return-to-work program. Back2Business, a unique and innovative program provides opportunities for individuals who have left the workforce for reasons such as childcare, eldercare, serving their communities, etc. to return in a way that recognizes the extra support they may require to re-start and re-establish their careers.

View the Press Release

Each sponsoring company will determine the number of participants they accept and how long the re-opportunity program lasts. Those chosen for Back2Business will receive support for relevant coursework or to re-establish certifications; mentorship support from both the FWA and the company with which they are working; and a one-year paid FWA membership to attend skill-building events, re-establish professional networks and develop a support group of individuals in the industry.

Opportunities may be available in areas such as:

Actuarial |
Marketing  | Real Estate Finance  & Corporate Finance 
Corporate & Commerical  Banking | Operations  | Risk, Regulatory & Compliance
Investment Banking | Portfolio Management  | Sales & Relationship Management
IT/Technology | Product Management  | Sales and Trading
Legal | Project Management

Registration for the Back2Business Workshop

Registration for the Back2Business Workshop is now open.  The Back2Business Workshop is not a mandatory requirement of the program application, however it is an important component that we hope you will consider. Click here to learn more and to register for the upcoming workshop.

Apply for the Back2Business Program

Postponed- Application period to be announced.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Back2Business in-person workshop that was scheduled for April 2nd has been postponed. In its 4th year, the Back2Business Program, and our sponsoring partners, are still committed to this initiative. The application period that was to start in April is now on hold. We will be communicating with our partners to see if the Back2Business cycles can be moved to the Fall.

For more information, please contact Patti Mittelman, Chair or Robin Nack, Co-Chair.

Have questions about the Back2Business program?

View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

SPREAD THE WORD….tell your friends who are considering returning to the workforce, tell your local school to let parents know.

Participating Organizations

Workshop Highlights

Workshops were held by New York Life and BMO Capital Markets in spring 2019

Back2Business Partners in spring 2019

Back2Business Co-chair Sharon Lewis
and Chair Patti Mittelman

Workshop Participants

Participants learning about telling "their story"

Workshop Presentation by a Partner

Workshop Guest Speaker

The Back2Business Team

Partners and Participants Network after the Workshop

*In 2019 four corporate sponsors partnered with the FWA for the program. Each year the number of corporate sponsors can vary.