LAUREN McGOODWIN founded Career Contessa in 2013 after experiencing a gap in career development resources for women who might be job searching, soul searching, leading and managing, or trying to find new ways to advance within their careers. With women accounting for more than 50% of the workforce and the workforce being less defined than ever before, it seemed crazy (and outdated) that a resource for us didn’t exist. Fast-forward to today, Career Contessa is now the largest online career site built inclusively for women. McGoodwin is also author of Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose (2020), co-host of The Career Contessa podcast, and an educator/speaker on a variety of career topics. Formerly, McGoodwin was a university recruiter for Hulu focused on hiring, employer branding, and program management. McGoodwin has a bachelors in education from the University of Oregon and a masters in communication management from the University of Southern California where she wrote her thesis on millennials and career resources.