Connect•Work•Thrive™ LLC is the host of full day, return-to-work, career change summits held throughout California and now New York. Conference agenda includes tactical and practical speakers on varied topics as well as hands-on workshops to help individuals implement successful career change and workforce re-entry strategies.
Founder and CEO, Johanna Wise, conceived of Connect•Work•Thrive after a career sabbatical during which she raised two children. Wise founded two companies, in addition, to Connect•Work•Thrive™, Keep Me Tax-Free ™ LLC, which secures tax-exempt status for non-profit organizations and Wise Consulting, a boutique firm which provides strategic planning, operations, marketing, and financial expertise to growing businesses.
Wise’s long and illustrious career includes management consulting at Bain & Company in Boston, MA and Strategic Decisions Group in Menlo Park, CA, mergers and acquisitions and financial analysis at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers in New York City, and brand management at Frito-Lay in Dallas, Texas.
A dedicated patron, Wise has served on numerous boards including M&G Piel Securities, Illumai, Western Ballet, The Junior League of Palo Alto • Mid Peninsula, and Lyceum of Santa Clara County.
Wise is a founding council member of YaleWomen, a Global Network of Yale Alumnae, and the immediate past president of the Yale Club of Silicon Valley. She also serves as a contributing writer at the Huffington Post.
Applying her years of business acumen and expertise, Wise curates and hosts highly successful conferences including Return-to-Work and Career Transition Conferences and Summits, The Workforce Diversity Summit™ at Microsoft, and local and national celebrations of 40 Years of Women at Yale.
Wise holds her B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Yale University, her MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and a Certificate in Small Business Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
For more information about Connect•Work•Thrive and its pioneering return-to-work conferences, strategies, and methodologies, or to sponsor a Connect•Work•Thrive conference in your hometown or city, please visit our website at www.connectworkthrive.com or email Johanna Wise directly at [email protected].