The following post is from People Operations Generalist, Emily Staebell, and Corporate Recruiter, Margho Dunahoo-Kirsch, who help manage the Return to Work program at SendGrid. In support of SendGrid’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, they share details of the program and its participants below. Return to Work Here at SendGrid, we are always striving to think of the next out of the box idea to hire the best of the best for our company. Opportunity came knocking on SendGrid’s door when we were invited to participate in the third wave of Return Path’s Return to Work (ReturnShip) program this fall. The pivotal Return to Work program creates meaningful career opportunities for mid-career individuals who yearn to re-join the workforce after a hiatus.
At SendGrid, we are privileged to interact with inspiring groups across various communities. NCWIT (the National Center for Women & Information Technology) is an organization that vibrantly stands out. Recently, two separate events allowed us to further our relationship and involvement with them. Aspirations in Computing Within NCWIT, the Aspirations in Computing program meaningfully engages high-potential young women in tech. Every year, the program honors high school level young women for their computing-related achievements. Award recipients are selected based on a variety of factors: technology and computing ability, leadership skills, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Consequently, they receive visibility into local tech communities with scholarships, internships, research experiences, employment opportunities, and beyond. In the beginning of April, we