Adam Torres and Lauren McGoodwin discuss how Career Contessa is helping women succeed.
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Having a proper career strategy is important for long term success. The right resources can prevent frustration while propelling career advancement. In this episode, Adam Torres and Lauren McGoodwin, Founder and CEO at Career Contessa and Host of The Femails podcast, explore how women are benefiting from Career Contessa.
About Lauren McGoodwin
I’m the Founder & CEO of Career Contessa, a career site that helps women build successful and fulfilling careers on their terms.
I founded Career Contessa in 2013 after experiencing a gap in career development resources for women. With women accounting for more than 50% of the workforce and the workforce being less defined than ever before, it seemed crazy (and outdated) that a resource for us didn’t exist.
Together with a talented team, Career Contessa now provides career advice, a salary database, career coaching, and online learning courses to over five million women a year. We also work with companies through brand partnerships, employer branding, and recruiting services.
Formerly, I was a University Recruiter for Hulu focused on hiring, employer branding, and program management. I have a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Oregon and a Master’s in Communication Management from the University of Southern California where I wrote my thesis on millennial women and career resources.
I’ve contributed career advice to Good Morning America, Refinery29, Forbes, Real Simple, Glamour, Cheddar TV, CNBC, Camille Styles, Cupcakes & Cashmere, Man Repeller, Goop, Wall Street Journal, and more.
About Career Contessa
We make it easy for women to navigate + advance their careers by delivering the best career advice each week.
We believe that job searches, career growth, and professional discovery are deeply personal but that every woman, no matter the stage of her career, benefits from a supportive community and straightforward guidance. That’s why we built a platform that engages our readers throughout their careers and evolves with them as they grow.
We help women cultivate successful careers through expert advice, interviews, and videos, one-on-one mentoring, online skills-based courses and resources, and a curated job board that speaks to our audience. Everything we do comes straight from the best kind of experts—real women who’ve been there and successfully done that.
We believe in a holistic approach to improving women’s careers so we also work in reverse, partnering with savvy companies to help them engage, hire, and retain top female talent through on-site talent development programs, educational marketing opportunities, and in-depth company profiles. Because career paths are no longer linear, supporting professional development is more important than ever in company cultures. Our programs help bridge the divide between employer and employee and build lasting relationships.
By helping women and the companies that support them, we’re here to build a better workforce for the future.