The words path and pathway are synonyms. You can say:A path to freedom, a path to success, a path to independence…
You can also say:A pathway to success, a pathway to freedom, a pathway to independence…
The difference is that if you google “path to success” will appear 326.000.000 results while “pathway to success” 9.640.000. The noun path is more used than pathway.
It’s important to remember that the noun pathway has other meanings:
Physiology : A route, formed by a chain of nerve cells, along which impulses of a particular kind usually travel.
(also metabolic pathway)Biochemistry A sequence of chemical reactions undergone by a compound or class of compounds in a living organism.
Fontes:http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/defin ... sh/pathwayhttp://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/path