Back to Business

Back to Business helps women restart their careers and helps companies benefit from this amazing talent pool of women returning to the paid workforce.


Every woman needs a professional network!

Back to Business is hosting a networking lunch on Thursday, September 14th in Cary, NC. Join us to make new connections + meet other women who have returned to work or are in the process of restarting their careers.

Back to Business Connection Lunch 

Thursday, September 14th

12pm – 1:30pm

Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC


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Returning to work can be challenging. We know, we’ve been there!

Back to Business believes that with the right job search guidance, skill updates and an enthusiastic community of support, every woman can restart their career and return to a fulfilling job.

Personalized coaching can take your job search to the next level

Here’s what recent clients say:

“Katie’s coaching made a huge difference in my career search. The most obvious impact it had was that I was successful in my search and found a great fit for my skills, experience, and interests. Beyond that, the coaching experience with Katie helped me boost my confidence and see the value in the knowledge and skills I acquired as a SAHM who built and ran my own small business from my home.” – Chrissy, 2023 Coaching Client

“I left each meeting with Katie excited about implementing the steps we discussed. Katie provided pre-work before each session that helped me process what I really wanted and then we discussed how to obtain it during our calls. Her organized approach throughout the coaching process gave me the accountability I needed to take concrete steps after floundering on my own. Katie was such a pleasure to work with and made me feel really supported and confident during the potentially intimidating process of looking for a job.” – Jennifer, 2023 Coaching Client


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I’m Katie Dunn. I’m a mother of 4, a career coach and a huge advocate of advancing women’s careers. To me, advancing women’s careers means we have to support women at all stages of their careers, especially when they take a break to focus on their family or their health. At Back to Business, we want to help you return to a career you enjoy so you can continue to use your talents and skills at a job that fulfills you.


And a career break can be a natural part of a long and successful career. Back to Business will help you expand your network, articulate your value to employers and nail that interview! The way we job search has changed, so check out our online resources and join us for one of our live events to learn how to restart your career.


I would not have had the courage to do these things without your inspiration, Katie! So again, THANK YOU for taking the time to positively influence so many of us.
— Vicki

The workshops and networking event help to channelize and provide step-by-step guidance. This is perfect to get my job search going as well as motivational. I’ve come away with action items, leads and insightful information. Katie is totally invested in our return to the workforce, and the women in this forum are very helpful, supportive and share information and leads with each other. I feel fortunate to be part of this group.
— Sneha

I am not ready to begin my job search right now but I am using the next year or so to get prepared so I’m ready to hit the ground running.  Katie’s workshops are spot on with getting me focused on each aspect of preparing to return to the work force.  She always motivates me and I feel a great sense of direction and accomplishment after each workshop.
— Michelle W.

“I owe a big THANK YOU to you and everyone involved with Back to Business because the conference gave me many things I needed at that time.  I met great people who inspired me to keep moving forward with a positive attitude. I gained insight into how best to present myself on paper and in person.  I also got a new headshot that I don’t hate!”  -Laura R.

“Your conference has given me renewed focus, great networking ideas and a solid understanding of the hiring climate in the RTP area.”  – Kelly C.

“The conference helped me to use job search time more wisely.  I focused intensively on networking instead of blindly applying to employers.  The week I accepted this offer I actually had 3 more interviews lined up because of this approach.”  -Elizabeth D.

“I started working this month and it’s going well so far. I wanted to send my gratitude for your site and job listings as well as your foresight in creating this community. Many thanks!!”  –Roberta

“You did a GREAT job pulling this event together. Feeling very inspired. :-)”  -Denise

“You and your team really have done it again! I truly enjoyed the conference and once more got tons of invaluable information in my job quest. This time around I’m more prepared and ready, and I’m actively seeking. The networking opportunity was great and I got some very good connections.”  –Anneli

“The Back to Business conference was not only inspiring and engaging, but worthwhile. I entered the conference with an empty tool box and I left with it overflowing.”  -Catherine S.

“I would not have had the courage to do these things without your inspiration, Katie! THANK YOU for taking the time to positively influence so many of us”   -Vicki

“Your conference has given me renewed focus, great networking ideas and a solid understanding of the hiring climate in the RTP area.”  -Kelly

“The conference encouraged me to own my volunteering experience and use that in my job search.  That made a big difference, because instead of skipping over that part of my life (21 years), I used it in my job search and interview answers.  I found that when I respected it, potential employers respected it.”  -Elizabeth

“It can be intimidating to re-enter the workforce of today but the conference reminded me that there are opportunities for professional growth and continuation of a career following a professional break.”  -Teresa


Each year we work with a select group of sponsors who support our mission of providing a path back to the workforce for qualified women.  Thank you to the organizations that partnered with us to sponsor the Back to Business Women’s Conference.

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