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Women’s Breakfast: How to Navigate a Career Change with Confidence

Date: 09/23/2021

Time: 8:30am
Where: LMHQ, 150 Broadway, New York NY

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On September 23, EvolveMe and LMHQ hosted a Women’s Breakfast for career returners, job changers, employment seekers, business launchers who were looking for what’s next.

EvolveMe co-founders Judy Schoenberg and Linda Lautenberg have been there as career returners and pivoters, and they came to LMHQ to teach what they’ve learned, giving participants tips and tricks they wished they had during their career transitions. Participants also heard from a panel of inspiring and accomplished career reinventors who shared what works from the other side.

Panelists include:

  • Judie Saunders: former part-time attorney; now Certified Women's Business Enterprise National Council (#WBENC) law firm and certified B Corporation (#B Corp) with over 20 years of experience representing survivors of sexual, physical and psychological abuse; podcast host

  • Ruchi Pinniger: former corporate finance executive; now small women’s business owner, CEO/Founder Watch Her Prosper

Judy and Linda showed participants how to:

  • Develop a growth mindset - it matters more than you think!
  • Identify must-have transferable skills for new opportunities
  • Own their value and tell a powerful career story

About Our Speakers:

Judy Schoenberg, Ed.M., the co-founder of EvolveMe, is a career strategist and leadership expert for women in midlife career transition who are exploring a return to the workforce after a break or pivoting careers. Through the DARE© method of career reinvention she developed with her co-founder, Judy helps cohorts of highly credentialed and experienced seekers gain clarity in career direction and the confidence to show their value and pursue new opportunities. A graduate of Harvard University and former national executive for Girl Scouts of the USA, Judy has been featured in,, Reuter’s World at Work, The Washington Post, and at White House events.

Linda Lautenberg is a return to work expert, women’s career advancement strategist, and champion for all midlife career changers. Linda is the co-founder of EvolveMe, an organization specializing in career reinvention and community building for women in midlife career transition. A Harvard Business School graduate and a Chartered Financial Analyst, Linda has been featured in,, Reuter’s World at Work, Ellevate Network, and She’s been a guest on podcasts like Life After Corporate, Hello Career Guru, Time of Your Life, iRelaunch, and Warriors at Work. Prior to her own professional reinvention, she led a highly successful career in real estate finance and securitization.

About EvolveMe

Navigating a career transition can seem overwhelming and unachievable. We know because we’ve been there! We found the process isolating — Linda as a returner after an 18-year break and Judy as a pivoter from a national non-profit. We knew there were many people in the same position and yearned for a group of like-minded peers with whom to undergo the professional reinvention process. After building out a program for women returning to work in the social impact sector, we came to realize the very real need for programming developed for the specific needs of women at mid-life. And we discovered our passion. We founded EvolveMe as a way to help mid-career women kick-start their career transformation through curated programming and support from each other.

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