Opening Keynote

Navigating Your Career

Books, blogs, and more advise women on how we can plan for retirement. But few of us can afford, or even want, two decades of leisure. So as we move through midlife, many of us are asking ourselves how to plan for a longer and different stage of work. How might your mid- and late- life career look different than earlier stages? How can you create a work-life fit that enables you to take care of yourself and others as you age? This workshop will offer tools and resources to explore a vision for your “legacy” or your “encore” years of your career.

Presenter Details:
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Michelle Hynes, M.Ed. is a certified coach, skilled meeting facilitator, and experienced program developer who loves to help leaders navigate from what is to what’s possible. Her clients tackle issues like helping young children learn to read, expanding community health care, creating affordable housing, improving in- and out-of-school-time experiences for high school students, supporting first-generation college-goers, and more. 


Michelle’s experience includes more than 25 years as a nonprofit executive, consultant, board member, and volunteer. She is a founding member and former Grants Committee co-chair of ninety-nine girlfriends, an all-volunteer regional women's giving collective that has raised and re-granted nearly $2 million in its first five years.

Michelle’s formal education includes a Master’s in Education from University of Pennsylvania, a certificate from the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and a certificate in Strategic Organizational Management from Portland State University. She is a graduate of New Ventures West’s year-long Professional Coaching Course. Learn more about Michelle on her website or on LinkedIn.