Lauren McGoodwin

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Lauren McGoodwin, the founder and CEO of Career Contessa, is a Power Move advocate, and has a life mission to help women build successful and fulfilling careers on their terms. Formerly, Lauren was a recruiter for Hulu focused on hiring, employer branding, and talent development. She is the author of "POWER MOVES: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose" (Harper Business). She has a Bachelor's in Education from University of Oregon and a Master’s in Communication Management from USC, where she wrote her thesis on millennial women and career resources. Additionally, Lauren hosts Career Contessa’s podcast, The Femails, is a regular career expert contributor, and spends her free time in Redondo Beach, CA fostering dogs from local animal shelters. For more on Lauren, visit
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Founder and CEO of Career Contessa Lauren McGoodwin on Making Power Moves in Business

The following is excerpted from POWER MOVES. Copyright © 2020 by Lauren McGoodwin.  Reprinted here with permission from HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Power Moves are those unexpected, not-always-conventionally advisable actions and behaviors that make it possible to find fulfilling work you love—on your own terms. Power Moves have guided me through every difficult...