May 25, 2020
Lauren McGoodwin is
Career Contessa’s CEO, #1 power move advocate, and has a life
mission to help women build successful and fulfilling careers on
their terms. Lauren launched Career Contessa in 2013 out of her
master’s thesis project to close the gap in career development
resources for women. Career Contessa now helps over 2 million women
each year with their careers through content, online learning
courses, and job listings.
Formerly, Lauren was a Recruiter for Hulu focused on hiring, employer branding, and talent development. She has a Bachelor's in Education from University of Oregon and a Master’s in Communication Management from USC where she wrote her thesis on millennial women and career resources.
Lauren has spoken at TED Women, Watermark Conference for Women, and South by Southwest, appeared on Cheddar TV, Good Day LA, and regularly contributes on career advice to outlets like Good Morning America, Goop, and more. Lauren is also the host of Career Contessa’s podcast, The Femails, covering all things work, women, and traits of success, and just released her first book, Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose, on May 19, 2020 from Harper Business, and loves to stay in touch on Instagram: