Life Area

Career

Life Area

Career

Whether you love your job, hate your job, or are looking for a job — a first job, a new job, a job after kids — we’re all struggling to understand what our career means for our identity. You are more than your profession. How does your career, your job, your profession affect who you can BE?

Sarah Howard, Career

Speaker Bio

Sarah Howard is a Grand Rapids workplace discrimination lawyer who lives on the Lakeshore and spends time talking every day to clients who are considering career transitions – many times because they have just been fired. Named repeatedly to SuperLawyers and Best Lawyers lists, including the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan, Sarah will share what she has learned about reevaluating, reinventing, and restarting careers from what she has learned as a civil rights attorney – and from doing some of those things in her own life. Besides working as a trial lawyer and adviser to clients, and balancing life as a wife and mother of two girls, Sarah quit her position as a partner in a large corporate law firm in 2014 and ran for public office as a county-wide state senate candidate as a Democrat in conservative Ottawa County. If you are considering what else you want to do with your life’s calling, or whether your job is your life’s calling at all, Sarah is looking forward to talking with you.

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This Year Has Been the Year

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