Comeback Careers: Purpose and a Paycheck in the Second Half of Life (POE)

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions
Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am 

No matter how successful you have been in the past, staging your career comeback in the second half of life can present some challenges. With the reality of age bias in the workplace, pivoting into a new field or re-entering the workforce after opting out may feel overwhelming. Join this conversation to learn about finding meaningful work that fits and funds your life. This panel of experts will share how to position yourself for a successful transition and find happiness in your encore career.

Thought leader: Susan Davey Reitano, career re-entry expert and founder, Prepare to Launch


  • Stacey Delo, co-author, Your Turn: Careers, Kids & Comebacks—A Working Mother’s Guide, and CEO, Après
  • Denise Dettore, vice president, human resources, BeiGene
  • Vibha Dixit, program director of Encore fellowships,

Emcee: Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, co-founder, Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab, and lead strategist, diversity, equity, and inclusion, Stanford University Graduate School of Business


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