Top National Speakers To Provide Strategies and Practical Tips For Re-Entering Job Market At November 6th, 2013 Silicon Valley Conference

Refresh Your Career, LLC Launches
Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work Conference  


Cupertino, California, September 24th, 2013,


In an effort to deliver actionable strategies and information for Bay Area job seekers who are looking to re-enter the job market, today Refresh Your Career, LLC, an organization that provides skills and resources to people changing careers, announced its first Silicon Valley Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work Conference. The all-day conference will take place Wednesday November 6th, 2013 at NestGSV, Inc. in Redwood City, CA.


The goal of the conference is to provide job seekers, who are returning to work after a career break — whether due to child or eldercare, layoffs, or other reasons — with practical tools to better market themselves in the fast-changing Bay Area marketplace. By attending the event’s workshops and presentations, 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


Refresh Your Career founder Johanna Wise, a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Stanford University Graduate School of Business graduate, explains her decision to launch the conference:
“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 professionals to discuss these and other challenges of re-entering the workforce and provide attendees with the skills and resources to address them,” said Ms. Wise.


Event supporters include EMC, Bain & Company and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. The Early Bird ticket price is $249, $399 at the door. Refresh Your Career is also offering discounts for military veterans who are returning back to work and attendees who “bring a friend.”


Speakers and topics include:

Top Strategies for Returning to Work, Vivian Steir Rabin

Writing a KILLER LinkedIn Profile, Brenda Bernstein

Your Fear of Failure is Slowing Your Success: How To Get Over It, Jo Ilfeld

Finding Your True Work, Sherri Appel Lassila


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 .

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Karen Burke


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