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Work Pause Thrive. A Fireside Chat with Lisen Stromberg

Lisen Stromberg has written a book, Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career, that details how trailblazing women have disrupted the traditional paradigm by incorporating pauses into their careers.

Deeply rooted in social science research, cutting-edge data collected from nearly 1,500 women, and through 186 first-person interviews, Work Pause Thrive debunks the myth that puling back for a period of time kills your career. In fact, it may just be the ticket to the career of your dreams.

Work Pause Thrive offers insight into how trailblazing women have managed to integrate their work + life priorities.

  • It offers real-life examples of women who paused their careers and come back to work with passion, vibrancy, and success.
  • It focuses on how you can lead your best life by offering recommendations and tips on conscious career planning that incorporates your personal desires with your professional ambitions.
  • Finally, Work Pause Thrive provides a call to action to demand broader solutions for both women and men in the workplace.
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This conversation will be a "fireside chat" conversation with Lisen and Grace Kraaijvanger, founder of The Hivery, on these pertinent and timely topics that impact the decisions of many women. 

Don’t hesitate to come alone and mingle with your Hivery women's community or feel free to bring a friend. 

This event includes a copy of the book, a ticket to the Fireside Chat, AND a book signing with Lisen. 

Work Pause Thrive. A Fireside Chat with Lisen Stromberg and Grace Kraaijvanger
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About Lisen: 


After the birth of her second child, marketing and advertising executive Lisen Stromberg did something she never imaged she would do: she opted out to focus on her family. But her career didn't end there. Lisen paused, then pivoted to become an award-winning journalist writing about women, work, and life in Silicon Valley. Along the way, she met many highly successful women who told her they never "opted out" but who had, in fact, temporarily down-shifted or paused their careers. Their hidden journeys revealed an alternative, non-linear path to the top that enabled them to reconcile family with career.

Lisen Stromberg is an award-winning journalist, culture innovation expert, and sought-after speaker who empowers people and companies to reimagine the future of work through work+life success. Her work can be found in The New York Times, Fortune, Newsweek, and many other national media outlets. She has been seen on stage at TEDx, SXSW, The 3% Conference, Watermark, and elsewhere. You can learn more about her at

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