Transitions and Risk Taking: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave

Are you looking to start a second career but nervous about what to do? Have you been in finance for a decade and scared to change industries but desperately need a change? Do you want to retire but fear the uncertainty of the extra hours in a day? Are you scared to leave the stability of corporate America to fulfill your inner entrepreneur? Have you taken years off to care for your family and worry about reentering and managing the demands of a fast-paced workplace? Are you scared of heights but desperately want to rock climb? Taking risks and stepping outside of your comfort zone can be stressful, challenging and downright scary! Fear isn’t an end point though; it’s a point of entry to a life of incomparable joy. Join one of America’s most beloved and trusted broadcast journalists Jane Pauley as she helps you navigate your fears and find Your Life Calling. Together with a panel of real-world women, they will share their experiences and lessons learned while becoming brave. Attendees will leave with practical advice for overcoming their fears, taking risks and successfully taking the plunge and making a transition personally or professionally.

Thought Leader: Patty Chang Anker, author, Some Nerve

Panel of Experts:

1. Jane Pauley, NBC’s Today, host of Real Life with Jane Pauley, and author, Your Life Calling
2. Patty Chang Anker, author, Some Nerve
3. Jessica Bacal, author, Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong
4. Molly Watson, COO, Tierney

Host: Donna De Carolis, dean, Drexel’s Close School of Entrepreneurship