Press Release: March 31, 2014

Top National Speakers To Provide Strategies and Practical Tips For Reentering Job Market At May 1 Silicon Valley Conference

Refresh Your Career, LLC Presents
Return to Work Conference

SAN MATEO, CA, March 31, 2014

Helping Bay Area job seekers who are looking to re-enter the job market, Refresh Your Career, LLC, an organization that provides skills and resources to career changers, today announced its third Silicon Valley Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work Conference. The all-day conference will take place Thursday, May 1, at the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, 1300 S. El Camino Real, Suite 100, in San Mateo.
The conference will provide job seekers who are returning to work after a career break — whether due to child or elder care, layoffs, or other reasons — with practical tools to better market themselves in the fast-changing Bay Area marketplace. Attendees will be able to successfully:
• Assess personal skills and determine applicable careers.
• Address the gap years on a resume and during job interviews.
• Determine necessary job search resources and how to leverage them to get a job.
• Maintain confidence during job search and dress for success.
• Identify and reach powerful job networks.


Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Stanford University Graduate School of Business graduate Johanna Wise drew from her own experience to start Refresh Your Career and the Connect•Work•Thrive conferences. “After a successful career working for Bain & Company, Goldman Sachs, and PepsiCo, I took a career break to raise children. When I decided to re-enter the job market, I found that I needed to sell more than my degrees and previous work experience. The Connect•Work•Thrive Conference has recruited top-notch career and industry professionals to discuss these and other challenges of re-entering the workforce and provide attendees with the skills and resources to address them,” Wise said.


Event supporters include Bain & Company and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
The Early Bird ticket price is $199 through April 13, $399 at the door. Refresh Your Career is offering discounts for those needing assistance and those who sign up with friends.


Speakers and topics include:
Coming Alive: The Journey to Reengage Your Life and Career – Ruth Ross
The Fast-Track Method to Becoming an Expert at ANYTHING – Gilbert Mansergh
Five Key Traits You Need to Start Your Own Business – Stephanie Lee
Four Ways to Earn Your Full Worth – Denise Hughes
Having it All: Combining a Meaningful Career with the Relationships You Desire – Sara Ellis Conant


The complete conference agenda is available here. To register for the event, please visit


About Refresh Your Career, LLC
Refresh Your Career, LLC provides skills and resources to women and men changing careers, including people who are presently working and want to make a change, and those who have taken a break from traditional career paths (caring for children or parents, participating in a failed startup, those who retired and found they want another opportunity, workers who lost their jobs, etc.). For the latest information about the Connect•Work•Thrive Conference, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn or visit our website at .


PR Contact: Johanna Wise 650-208-9473