In 2013, after spending 14 years on the Fixed Income and Equities trading desks at a large international Financial Services firm, I decided to take a career break. I wanted to spend time at home with my two young children. Now that my children are older, I began researching my options. I saw a post on LinkedIn for the Macquarie Returner Program and reached out to a former colleague. His response was “Absolutely, you should go for it.” Keep an open mind as you re-enter the workforce. I found the people at Macquarie to be open and willing to meet and share their experience. Senior leaders invested the time to meet with us, which was an opportunity I wasn’t expecting.