Mid-Career Reboot: How to Stay in the Game (or Get Back in!) with Purpose, Power and Positivity

Speakers: Fawn Germer, women's leadership speaker and author, and Joan Toth, diversity and inclusion expert, and former president and CEO, Network of Executive Women

Some say 50 is the new 30, but anyone over 45 knows that mid-life poses career challenges that no generation has faced before. Careers often change dramatically, suddenly and unexpectedly around age 50, and studies show it hits women sooner and harder than men. About 22 percent of our workforce is over 55, and more than half of our long-term unemployed are women over 50. But women in this age group can survive – indeed thrive – in today’s changing business environment. They have experience, expertise, wisdom and more, but must ensure they are keeping up in skills, innovation, technology and, yes, appearance.

Join this energetic and empowering half-day career reboot led by women’s leadership expert Fawn Germer. Refresh your outlook, review your skills and learn how to confidently communicate your currency and relevancy to your employer and the industry. This is not a rehash of job search tips or interviewing strategies; rather, it’s a time to take stock, learn from experts who will frame up key issues and hear from HBA colleagues who have faced – and faced down – these challenges. With a mix of inspiring short talks, TED-style moments, an expert panel and table discussions, you’ll develop new insights, like what a millennial manager would secretly tell her mother about how to keep up with the times and stay in the game for the long haul. Does your look need a lift? Learn how to spiff up and still be authentic. Finally, learn how to get comfortable in asking for help – you’ve helped others for years – and actively engage your network and peers. Leave with a copy of Fawn’s book, Work-Life Reset, and commit to the change you want to make as well as the action needed to make it happen.

Seminar Includes:

  • Lunch
  • All session materials
  • Each participant will receive a copy of Fawn Germer's book Work-Life Reset

Seminar fee: 
$299 (Early registration)
$375 (Regular registration)
$425 (Late/onsite registration)


  • Stop playing the victim — even if you are one — to start innovating, running toward change and winning
  • Turn millennials (who are suddenly your bosses) into allies through two-way coaching
  • Do investigative networking, call in chits and reclaim your mojo

Competency alignment:
This seminar complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
5. Determined to achieve
12. Continues to learn, grow and transform