Conference space with attendees

Strategies for Planning a Career Break and Restarting

Speaking Engagement
October 28, 2023 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Los Angeles Convention Center
Hosting Organization(s):
Society of Women Engineers
Los Angeles, CA
2023 WE Annual Conference

Patent Agent Karen Wong-Chan spoke at the 2023 WE Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA. Karen's "Strategies for Planning a Career Break and Restarting" session occured on October 28, 2023.

Session Overview

Karen advised on steps to construct a robust career that accommodates life-changing events, including career breaks. The topics included building expertise, adjusting goals regularly, pursuing growth opportunities, and cultivating your network. Restarting after a break does take effort, but it’s not the same as starting from square one. This session discussed ways to prepare for the combination of careers and life events!