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Disrupting the Traditional Career Paradigm

A Conversation About Work-Life Balance and Conscious Career Planning


Cooley – 3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA

Author, speaker and activist Lisen Stromberg has dedicated her career to empowering people to thrive in the workplace. Through her research, Lisen discovered that many women (and men) in leadership positions had voluntarily paused or pulled back their careers in order to deal with life’s curveballs. These pauses didn’t last a lifetime, but instead were part of the arc of a career.

Please join Cooley for a breakfast discussion led by Lisen, where she will share her learnings about non-linear careers and how smart workplaces are helping to solve the challenges of work-life integration. Following her findings, Lisen will moderate a panel of lawyers who will share their successes and challenges while marrying thriving careers with healthy personal lives.

About Lisen Stromberg 
Lisen 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. Through her consulting business, PrismWork, Lisen and her team partner with companies, leaders and advocates to ensure women and Millennials thrive in the workplace. Lisen 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 new book, Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career, offers insight into how trailblazing women have managed to integrate their work-life priorities. It debunks the myth that if you pull back, even briefly, your career will end in shambles. It focuses on how you can lead your best life by offering recommendations and tips on conscious career planning that incorporates your personal desires with your professional ambitions.

As an in-demand speaker, Lisen has been on stage at numerous high-profile conferences, including SXSW, TEDx and others.

For more information, please email Alison Stephens or call +1 650 843 5972.

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