December 4, 2019

Is Franchising the right path for you?

While you are managing your family, flexibility is key.

Franchising is one way to 'be your own boss' yet leverage those that have gone before you in setting up the business structure, grown the goodwill of the brand name, etc. Women are participating now more than ever. 

The growth in this is one more reflection of women expanding their presence in the business world. Stat: woman-owned franchise outlet growth of 24% over a decade ago, with women now owning 35% of U.S. franchises.

Women flock to franchising - Wit...

November 22, 2019

If you want to return-to-work leveraging modern technology, flexible life style and be in command of your own destiny, consider entrepreneurship.

November 12, 2019

Meet Kristina, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Voya Financial.

Kristina has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and recruiting.  She spent the first ten years of her career working in business development for management consulting firms supporting Hartford based insurance clients such as Aetna, Cigna, The Hartford and Chubb.  Opting out after her second daughter was born, she then began her Silpada Designs business. Over the course of four years, Kristina recruited, coached and empowered over 125 women, built a customer base of o...

November 12, 2019

Jill Wallace, Client Relationship Coordinator, Metrum Research Group

Jill manages Metrum Research Group’s Client Relations. An opt-outer who focused on family for 16 years, Jill successfully launched via a Flexreturn through Untapped Potential Inc following our Speed Interview Event in 2018. 

A tremendous asset with over 12 years of experience in both people and project management from application development through project implementation.  She developed coveted client management skills through progressive promotion across various industries incl...

November 11, 2019

“Finding peace in the pace” - Yogis Nijhon, VP Portfolio Development, Munich Re Ventures

Yogis joined Munich Re Ventures in a high-engagement role leveraging her expertise in delivering business growth through innovative investments and partnerships.  Specifically, she is responsible for venture capital activities for the Hartford Steam Boiler Fund, one of the key funds that Munich Re Ventures manages. Yogis is involved in the exciting world of start-ups evaluating opportunities in topical areas such as IOT, cybersecurity and smart buildings.

As a...

November 11, 2019

Karen Buell, VP Operations at Payveris

Karen oversees Payveris’ operations, including payment operations, client support, and compliance functions.

Before coming to Payveris, she was VP of Emerging Customer Technologies at PeoplesBank, where she created and managed the Customer Innovation Lab.  A seasoned business technology professional and project manager, Karen has led multiple system conversions and new implementations from the client side and has brought that experience to the FinTech space.

An MBA graduate from the University of Massachusetts...

October 21, 2019

Thanks to our forward thinking clients for supporting our Speed Interview event! The feedback has been tremendous. We look forward to productive matches delivering human capital back to the workforce. To become an UP mentor or candidate go to: 

August 5, 2019

A seasoned Hydro Mechanical Engineer with experience in aerospace (GE & Exxon) launches via UP’s Flexreturn at Triumph!

November 19, 2018

Celebrating that the  coveted Dale Carnegie Pen noted for “Outstanding Achievement” went to UP Returner Hilary Pohley not just  once but 2X! Congrats Hilary P! Thank you Dale Carnegie of the Greater Hartford Region for supporting UP’s Mission and believing in the potential of our Candidates!  

Benefits of the course:

"You'll be better equipped to perform as an influential communicator, problem-solver and focused leader. You'll learn to strengthen interpersonal relationships, manage stress and handle fast-changing workplace condi...

November 5, 2018

Hilary Pohley is a Marketing and Finance Professional with experience in Investments and Education Sectors. prior to opting out to be a stay at home mom for 8.5 years,   Hilary was at Wellington Management in Boston, She also has experience in the higher education and travel industries. 

After engaging in UP’s courses to explore one’s professional return, Hilary dove in whole heartedly! She set goals, reached out to previous colleagues, took various courses like the Dale Carnegie Course “Success Factors”.  Following U...

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