Re-enter the Workplace with Confidence! | Ashley Connell

Have you taken a break from work but are considering getting back to the grind?

Ladies, have you taken time off of work to care for an aging parent, a new child, an ill family member, or even a work-related sabbatical? Have you been thinking about going back to work but don’t know where to start? Do you feel like your confidence is a top barrier to your successful re-entry? Well sister, you’re not alone!

The powerhouse ladies of the Prowess Project walked us through how to develop a positive mindset regarding your transition from caregiver or break-taker back into a professional boss!

During this webinar, we:

  • Shared the workplace confidence stats we’ve gathered and what they mean
  • Helped to identify what deflates your confidence
  • Taught you to re-frame mom guilt into empowering statements
  • Showed you how to create a plan to put all this info into action

Speaker Bios

Ashley Connell

CEO & Founder

Prowess Project

Ashley Connell has been an unstoppable tech marketer and entrepreneur in both Austin and London over the past 13 years. With a keen ability to marry the art and science of marketing, she has honed her dynamic skills in key positions including launching and driving all European marketing initiatives at Spiceworks as well as managing Global Field Marketing at SanDisk. One part fearless entrepreneur, one part fearless women’s advocate, Ashley championed Prowess Project and is now changing the lives of frustrated managers, women seeking meaningful part time work, and doing all she can to close the gender gap. In her pretty much non-existent spare time she enjoys yoga, walks with her dog, cheering on her beloved Longhorns, and spaghetti and meatballs.


Ashley Connell

Prowess Project

Leah Steinkirch utilized her Masters in Counseling as a foundation for her professional roles in social services, sales, and business operations, resulting in a winding career path, from non-profit to Fortune 500 companies. After the birth of her daughter, she paused her career to be at home, but her creative energy refused to rest. Leah found herself taking on projects to fulfill her need to stay engaged with her professional goals. Fueled by the frustration of re-entry barriers into the workforce for women, Leah joined the Prowess Project and now applies her creative and professional skills as the Chief Development Officer, leading the charge on certification and returnship training. In her free time, Leah keeps her mind and body active by running, hiking or diving into creative projects with her children. Her home is overrun with animals, yoga mats, and coffee mugs!

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