Shape Shifters:  Navigating Career Changes in a Nonlinear Age
Joint Program with CREW DC and WLI

Date April 7, 2020
Location Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Conference Center
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Postponed – New Date TBA 2020-04-07 17:30:58 2020-04-07 19:30:59 CREW DC Shape Shifters Program - April 7th 5:30-7:30 PM Shape Shifters:  Navigating Career Changes in a Nonlinear Age
Joint Program with CREW DC and WLI
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Conference Center

Shape Shifters:  Navigating Career Changes in a Nonlinear Age

Joint Program with CREW DC and WLI

Mastering Transition in a Nonlinear Age:  Transitioning between careers has become a normal part of professional advancement. You can’t wait for disruption to knock on your door; instead you need to future-proof yourself.  A key rule of disruption is to take what you have and shape it into something that is relevant and of value to the new iteration.  You must know how to pivot, shape shift and adapt to a changed landscape.

Join us for an intimate conversation on how modern professionals change careers and take control within today’s hiring environment.  Whether you’re considering advancement opportunities, changing roles within your company, seeking a new role following a merger or downsizing, reentering the workforce or planning to retire, this event is for you.

Dawn Graham  
Our guest, Dr. Dawn Graham, is a career switch coach, TEDx Speaker, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and Host of the popular call-in show “Dr. Dawn on Careers” on SiriusXM Radio (channel 132). She is also a regular contributor to under the leadership channel and the Career Director for the Executive MBA Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Stephanie Duncan  
Interviewing Dr. Graham will be Stephanie Duncan, the COO of Stonebridge, Treasurer and Board Member of CREW DC and a member of the ULI-WLI Steering Committee.  These accomplished women will be discussing strategies to overcome preconceived biases when switching to a new career path.

Each attendee will receive a copy of Dawn’s latest book “Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success,” which combines her experience as a Career Coach, Licensed Psychologist, and former Corporate Recruiter to give career switchers the strategies to break through obstacles and land the job they want. 

During this discussion you will learn:
  • The 3 key principles for career empowerment and effectively marketing yourself as a professional
  • The common concerns and biases of hiring managers during the evaluation of candidates, and how to overcome them
  • The underlying psychological factors of the hiring process that contribute to final decision, and how to make them work for you

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Check in, Networking, Book Signing, Refreshments
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Presentation and Discussion


Members $85
Non-Members $110


Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Conference Center
1200 17th Street, NW
Lobby Level
Washington, DC  20036

Parking:  Available on site in nearby garages/lot
Metro:  Farragut North and Farragut West

Sponsor Benefits are available for this Event for confirmed 2020 CREW DC Chapter Sponsors.

CREW DC does not sell attendee contact information to any third party. In addition, by virtue of attending the event, CREW DC has permission to use photos, videos, or images captured onsite for future promotional purposes.