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Getting Ready to Take the Back-to-Work Plunge

Online • April 1, 2014

This lively discussion debunks media portrayals of MBAs who can only find jobs at Starbucks after opting out of the workforce.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

In a presentation described as energizing, empowering and inspiring, Kathryn Sollmann’s tips for “returning professionals” provide a no nonsense and pragmatic roadmap for women considering – or seriously launching – their return to the workforce after spending time at home. This lively discussion debunks media portrayals of MBAs who can only find jobs at Starbucks after opting out of the workforce. Furthermore, Kathryn advises on how a part-time effort and less than strategic approach – not the economy, your age or a hiatus of any length – will jeopardize your search for significant work. In an hour chock full of actionable information, Kathryn covers the professional, financial, family, logistical, societal and psychological issues that will often make the back-to-work decision a complex challenge for many smart and capable women. Women will leave this session with a confidence boost and clear-cut strategies for “finding the work that fits their life”— or at least a little more peace and validation that now is the time to take the back-to-work plunge!

Speaker, career coach, frequent media resource and contributor to the Huffington Post, Kathryn Sollmann is the founder of the consultancy and award-winning blog, 9 Lives for Women (@9livesforwomen). 9 Lives helps women navigate 9 work+life stages: launching first careers, career-building years, looking for new employment, on the verge of opting out, working as “mega-volunteers”, waffling about returning to work, itching to work after a self-imposed hiatus, contemplating reinvention and fending off retirement. Since 2002, Kathryn has given thousands of women confidence to return to the workforce and tools to sell their professional and volunteer skills in a competitive job market.

The Jam Session is limited to 200 participants. There is no cost for Subscribing Members of 85 Broads to participate.


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