about reacHIRE

reacHIRE is dedicated to moving business forward by bringing women back. Through comprehensive recruiting, training and placement programs that support diverse hiring, we give companies an alternative channel for tapping into a powerful, underutilized talent pool—returning women.

We believe great talent should not sit on the sidelines.
We believe it is critical to build concrete pathways for women who stepped out to care for family and are now ready to get back in the game. These high-potential professionals are experienced, motivated and determined to resume a career, yet are often less visible to employers.

"We believe a career break shouldn't be a career breaker."
We believe in partnering with small and large employers who are committed to increasing the number of women in experienced positions, creating more career off-ramps and on-ramps, and building concrete paths to leadership for women.

We believe in a personal, customized approach to sourcing, training and placing talent.
We arm returning professionals with the skills, knowledge and support they need to successfully re-enter the workforce. Our partners choose reacHIRE because of our vision and industry-leading results. But we are driven by the human element because we know that every mother, sister, and daughter can make a tremendous contribution to today’s business world.

We believe we can change the trajectory of the talent pipeline for women in America, and we are doing it. Join us.

Addie’s story

Addie Swartz, CEO

I started reacHIRE because a career break should not be a career breaker. I know because I took a break. I wasn’t planning on it and I didn’t expect it. One minute I was driving my career and the next I was swerving on a highway to avoid a collision that would profoundly affect my family and force my teen-age daughter to miss a year of high school.

The accident was incredibly painful - both physically and mentally. Her recovery became my #1 priority and focus. During the time I was home with my family, I found myself meeting other women who were also on a break. The women trying to return to their careers were facing significant obstacles. Their skills were eclipsed by changes in the marketplace and advances in technology; their references were out of date; and their professional confidence had eroded despite their significant past career achievements.

From listening to their stories, I knew that when I returned to work, I would return to something different. I had previously started two companies and successfully exited them, and now I had found the next chapter in the recurring theme of my career - building companies that empower young girls and women at different stages of their lives.

reacHIRE provides returning professionals with skills training, coaching, peer support, and opportunities in paid project assignments at leading companies. Through our solutions, we help accomplished women get back to work and give businesses access to a source of amazing talent they aren’t able to easily find on their own.

At reacHIRE, we believe it is imperative that we work together to change career break stigmas and create more concrete career off-ramp and on-ramp opportunities for women (and men) for the sake of our families, our economy and our world. We believe that everyone has enormous value and potential and should not stand on the sidelines if they want to be in the game.

Join us in our mission.