Women's Re-Inspiration Fellowship


The Fellowship is an experiential learning program that furnishes women with the skills, knowledge, confidence, and connections to pursue careers within the social sector and/or use their experience for social impact. The year-long fellowship starts with four full-day workshops hosted by local social impact organizations. The Career Toolkit portion of these workshops focuses particularly on the case of transition after time out of the formal workforce. The workshop is followed by network membership, which includes facilitated introductions to organizations within the IC network, workshops and support from IC staff, discounted event access, and more.


Our system of work is broken. Women who are transitioning careers, whether to switch sectors or to re-enter after a career break face unique obstacles, biases, and challenges as they seek to find work that is both flexible (fitting their lifestyle) and fulfilling (contributing to the greater good!)

At the same time, we work with and know lots of amazing impact organizations (both nonprofit and for-profit) who have a hard time finding and attracting top talent to help pursue their mission effectively.

We built the Re-Inspiration Fellowship to bridge this divide. 


Most women who enter our program have already been considering their next steps on their own, but lack the network connections, confidence in their alignment with prospective opportunities, and sector-related knowledge to get started. Our program provides:

  • A network of peers who are going through the same transition (or who have successfully made the transition already) to help support you and share their own knowledge and connections.
  • Sector-based workshops in relevant trends, concepts and skills needed to be up-to-date (Examples include: earned income for nonprofits, design thinking, social enterprise, corporate responsibility)
  • Direct exposure to impact organizations via site visits to nonprofits, social enterprises, and corporates, where you'll get to meet directly with staff and get a feel for their office.
  • Ongoing access to readings, events, videos, and job postings that are curated by the IC staff to build your continued awareness of the sector 
  • Professional development and input from the IC staff, alumni, and trained coaches

We currently run programs in three locations: NYC, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.


To find out upcoming program dates, pricing, and more for your location, join the waitlist for your area to be notified when the next program cohort applications open:


It’s a great spring board to a career in social impact, helpful to learn about yourself, career goals, networking and build a community of like minded women.
— 2016 Fellow
You put together a terrific session yesterday — the preparation and thought invested in making this meaningful was very evident. You have clearly identified a niche with this group, some of which speaks to the pervasive inequities in a system that fails to reward/recognize women in all that we do, and leaves so many individuals flailing about as if it’s ‘their fault.
— Rachel Yassky
The program expanded my understanding of the social impact sector and the potential of value add of women. It was inspiring to see so many women already successful in the sector and helping others navigate it.
— - 2017 Fellow
The quality of the programming and the smoothness in the delivery reflects many hours of thoughtful, deliberate and strategic planning.
— Sharon Lewis
What a wonderful and inspiring day! Thank you for all your preparation (of which there was clearly a lot!), the juicy content, the goody bags, the yummy food, the fabulous venue, and - most importantly - putting together such a fabulous group of women.
— Women's Returnship Participant
A great way to help organize your thoughts around next steps in your career and how to approach the search. I have concrete steps that I will take when I leave.
— Women's Returnship Participant

We've teamed up with APRÈS to coordinate our efforts to give women the clarity, confidence, and connections they need to seek meaningful work. 

Inspiring Capital is a proud repeat sponsor of the iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference.