Taking advantage of the coronavirus disruption to rethink your career

Dear FWA member,


FWA is pleased to share with you a webinar on a topic that is timely in these challenging times. We hope you find it of use.


Taking advantage of the coronavirus disruption to rethink (and possibly reinvent) your career


An external shock like the current pandemic can be a great opportunity to rethink and perhaps reinvent our careers. Anything that disrupts our daily routine brings an opportunity to reflect on our past, our present situation, and what possibilities we envision for the future. But reflection rarely leads to change without the action steps that teach us what is actually feasible and desirable. 


Herminia Ibarra draws on two decades of research and writing on work and identity transition to describe key elements of a successful career change, offering guidelines for taking advantage of these challenging times to do things we might not have done before.


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About the speaker: 

Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, she served on the INSEAD and Harvard Business School faculties.


An authority on leadership and career development, Thinkers 50 ranks Ibarra among the top management thinkers in the world. She is a fellow of the British Academy, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, one of Apolitica’s 100 most influential people in gender policy, and the 2018 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Scholar-Practitioner Award for her research’s contribution to management practice.


She is the author of the best-selling books Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader and Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career. Ibarra also writes regularly in leading academic journals and business publications including the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Ibarra speaks internationally on leadership and organizational transformation.


A native of Cuba, Ibarra received her M.A. and PhD from Yale University, where she was a National Science Fellow.


Permission for the video "Taking advantage of the coronavirus disruption to rethink (and possibly reinvent) your career" has been given by Herminia Ibarra for the distribution to members and associates of Financial Women's Association of Singapore. 


We hope you find it of use.


With best regards

FWA Exco