Episode 4: Karen Wickre on What You Need to Know About Networking to Reinvent Your Life

Mar 22, 2019

SUMMARY

Debbie interviews Karen Wickre, an old friend and former editorial director at Google and Twitter. Karen left Twitter in 2016 – not to retire but to reinvent herself as a writer and consultant. She is the author of the new book TAKING THE WORK OUT OF NETWORKING.

 

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In today’s episode, Debbie interviews Karen Wickre, an old friend and former editorial director at both Google and Twitter. Karen left Twitter in 2016 at age almost 65 – not to retire but to reinvent herself as a writer and consultant. She is the author of the new book Taking the Work Out of Networking.

Karen shares tips and strategies on how to manage the transition from corporate life to what comes next (stay open!) and how that applies to using a gap year to find your next thing. She and Debbie also explore ageism in our modern culture and talk about the importance of having a network at any stage in life.

 

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Encore.org, our newest media partner, is an ideas and innovation hub tapping the talent of those 50+ as a force for good. Founder and CEO Marc Freedman is an award-winning social entrepreneur and author, most recently, of How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations. Looking for a great gap-year transition program? Check out Encore Fellowships, which match skilled, seasoned professionals with social-sector organizations in high-impact, paid assignments.

 

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