EP 180: Relaunching in Engineering After 22 & 19 Year Career Breaks - Gabriella Bean & Sue Spillane

3,2,1 iRelaunch show

Summary: Gabriella Bean and Sue Spillane relaunched their engineering careers in Fall 2017 as part of the inaugural cohort of iReturn, Northrop Grumman’s return-to-work program, after career breaks of 22 years and 19 years respectively. Northrop Grumman launched iReturn as a member of the STEM Reentry Task Force, the groundbreaking multi-company return to work collaborative run by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch. The iReturn program has now expanded to five cities. Gabriella is principal engineer, operations program manager and Sue is a manufacturing engineering manager at Northrop Grumman. We catch up with them about their return to work, whether they feel like they never left and their reflections on when they first relaunched through iReturn. For more on Northrop Grumman's iReturn Program: https://www.northropgrumman.com/careers/ireturn-the-northrop-grumman-returnship-program/