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Navigating Work and Family: The Hidden Secrets of Highly Successful Women

  • 05/23/2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • SurveyMonkey 3050 S. Delaware Street San Mateo, CA 94403


Navigating Work and Family: The Hidden Secrets of Highly Successful Women

We've been told that the only way to the top is straight up the ladder. But what if there was another way? A way that could allow you to be both an engaged professional and an actively involved mother. Lisen Stromberg interviewed 186 women and surveyed nearly 1,500 more to learn the secrets of how highly qualified, purpose driven trailblazers have integrated work and family.  Following a short presentation by Lisen on what’s she’s learned, we will hear from three other amazing leaders who have pursued a non-traditional career path.  Each of the inspiring women on our panel have innovated their own non-linear career to meet their personal and professional goals. For them, pausing was not a career killer, but a part of the path to their success. The key message here is not that pausing is the goal, but that trailblazing women are debunking the traditional career paradigm - Non-Linear is the new normal.

Our Panelists:

Jill Soley

Lee Carahar

Lisa Wong


6:00-6:30pm Registration
6:30-7:00pm Networking

7:00-8:30pm Presentation

8:30-9:00pm Networking and Wrap-up

Appetizers will be provided

About Lisen

Lisen Stromberg is an author, culture innovation consultant, and widely regarded speaker who empowers people and companies to reimagine the future of work through work/life success. As CEO and Founder of PrismWork, she and her team  partner with companies, leaders, and advocates, to ensure women and Millennials thrive in the workplace. She is currently serving as the acting COO of the 3% Movement, committed to changing the ratio of women in leadership in the advertising industry.

Stromberg is also an award-winning independent journalist whose work can be found in The New York Times, Fortune, Newsweek, and other high profile media outlets. Her bookWork Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Careerreveals how trailblazing women have disrupted the traditional career paradigm to achieve their personal and professional goals and how forward-thinking companies are capitalizing on their talents.

An in-demand speaker, Stromberg has been on stage at numerous high profile conferences including SXSW, TEDx, and others. She speaks regularly at, and conducts workshops for, companies ranging from global Fortune 500s to tech start-ups. @lisenstromberg

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