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Women in high-powered careers left their jobs for extended periods to take care of their children. Now, many are trying to get their foot back in the office door.

But gaps in their resumes and a workplace that has changed dramatically are making it difficult. Tonight, On Point: women fighting to reenter the workplace.

Guests:

Hilary Stout, reporter for the Wall Street Journal and co-author of the article “After Years Off, Women Struggle to Revive Careers”

Mary Shapiro, assistant professor at the Simmons School of Management and author of “Your Job Interview: An Easy, Smart Guide to Interview Success”

Kathryn Sollmann, co-founder of Women@Work Network, which connects returning professional women with employers

Lenore Palmer, senior consultant at Cambridge Financial Services Group. She left her position as vice president of the international bank Banco Totta & Acores in 1991 to raise her son. She returned to the workforce this year.

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