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On Tuesday, February 10th, senior-level executives will gather in Mountain View, CA to discuss ways to increase diversity in their organizations, in particular including:

  • additional women
  • older workers, and
  • those returning to work after a career sabbatical.



As a member of the Connect•Work•Thrive community, you have earned a discounted rate for this day-long Summit. Sign up now as seats are limited: REGISTRATION

Feeling Limitless Possibilities or the Same-Old, Same-Old?

Same Old Same Old

We are two weeks into the New Year – are you still feeling the glow of limitless possibilities? Or has the feeling of same-old, same-old set in?

To gain clarity and a renewed sense of purpose, join us at the 2/4/15 Connect•Work•Thrive Conference, a full day of high-level workshops and 1-on-1 coaching sessions: http://refreshyourcareer.com

As an added benefit to our 2/4/15 attendees, WE ARE UNDERWRITING COMPLIMENTARY PASSES to the job search networking event at the Silicon Valley Workforce Diversity Summit on 2/10/15 at Microsoft in Mountain View, CA.

300+ senior level executives from a wide-range of industries are attending, eager to diversify their workforce: http://chambermv.org/workforce-diversity-summit/agenda

Don’t miss this unique opportunity!




The Gift of Purpose

The Gift of Purpose

Greetings Connect•Work•Thrive Supporters:

Do you have friends or family members who are seeking purpose in their careers? Are you?

As a gift to those who have supported our Connect•Work•Thrive mission, we are offering special pricing for our February 4th, 2015 Return to Work Conference. Bring friends and family members to this full day of workshops and 1-on-1 coaching sessions to gain clarity and a renewed sense of purpose.

Give those you care about – and YOURSELF – a unique gift this year.

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy New Year. And thank you, as always, for your support!

Q&A with Sharon Meers, Keynote Speaker at the October 22, 2014 Return to Work Conference

Sharon Meers       Megan Dean Farah

sharon meers     Megan Dean Farah
Sharon Meers is Head of Strategic Partnerships, eBay Enterprise
and co-author of Getting to 50/50

Guest blogger Megan Dean Farah attended the November 2013 Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work Conference and was inspired to build her own global business communications consulting firm. She interviewed Sharon about her upcoming address.

What do you, as a leader in both the technology and financial services industries, think we should be doing now to make it possible for people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to participate in paid employment on terms that work for them?

We need to drive home the message that having taken time off from paid employment does not automatically pose a barrier to reentry. There are simply not enough highly intelligent, motivated people to solve all our world’s problems. If and when you want to return to work, please do. We need you!

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It Ain't Over 'til it's over


I recently spoke with a friend and mentor, who has been providing invaluable insights and encouragement for my business. He stipulated that the best job opportunities present themselves to those in their 30s and 40s. While that may be the case, career opportunities are ever present.

We are all presented with opportunities throughout our entire lifetimes. However, we may be most receptive during particular periods. Those of us who have worked continuously outside the home from our 20s onward may be most receptive and motivated in our 30s and 40s. Those who stepped out of the traditional workforce (to raise children, care for elderly relatives, participate in a start-up, write a book, travel, find ourselves, etc.), may have a receptive time frame which has shifted somewhat later.

The bottom line is, you and only you are in charge of your future.

Please join the Refresh Your Career: Connect•Work•Thrive LinkedIn group to access the following articles about midlife career opportunities:
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