Press Release: September 8, 2014

Top National Speakers to Provide Strategies and
Practical Tips for Reentering Job Market at
October 22 Silicon Valley Conference

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


SAN MATEO, CA, September 8, 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 fifth Silicon Valley Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work Conference. The all-day conference will take place Wednesday, October 22 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. Discounted ticket pricing is now in effect; cost is $499 at the door. Refresh Your Career is offering discounts for those needing assistance and those who sign up with friends.


Topics and speakers include: Excel at Your New Job, Be Home for Dinner by author and Ebay VP Sharon MeersIs Your Personality Propelling You Forward or Holding You Back? by former Miss Ethiopia Sehin Belew – How To Make Yourself Indispensable with Strengths-Based Career Choices by author and Oracle executive Ingrid Stabb – Consistently Receive Offers from Your Interviews by investment banker Frank Song.


For the complete conference agenda and 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