Evolve taps the collective power of women to fuel positive reinvention experiences. We provide you with the structure and tools to focus on your future. And with the support of our curated groups of mid-career women, we help you clarify your objectives, boost your confidence, and connect the dots to understand how your skills and experience are transferable to new opportunities.
Navigating a career transition can seem overwhelming and unachievable. We know because we’ve been there. We found the process isolating -- Linda as a returner after an 18-year break and Judy as a pivoter from a national non-profit. We knew there were many women in the same position and yearned for a group of like-minded peers with whom to undergo the professional reinvention process.
After building out a program for women returning to work in the social impact sector, we came to realize the very real need for programming developed for the specific needs of women at mid-life. And we discovered our passion. We founded Evolve as a way to help mid-career women kick-start their career transformation through curated programming and support from each other.
Judy believes in the power of reinvention for individuals and organizations. She is a leadership development expert, committed to supporting girls and women across their lifespan. Before founding Evolve, she was Director of Programming for Inspiring Capital’s Return with Purpose initiative.
A career pivoter herself, Judy left her role as Chief Research Executive at Girl Scouts of the USA to start her next chapter. She loves helping women align their professional lives with their values, using strategies based on research and practical wisdom. Her work has been featured at the White House, MAKERS, npr.com, USA Today, and The Washington Post.
Judy is also a wellness coach and promotes an integrated approach for women exploring meaning and work. Judy holds leadership roles at several nonprofit educational institutions and a Master's of Education in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Linda is committed to helping women successfully navigate professional transition. By combining her experience as a returner and her passion for connecting people, she builds dynamic communities that inspire mid-career women to propel each other forward. Prior to founding Evolve, Linda was the Director of Outreach and Business Development for the Return with Purpose program at Inspiring Capital.
Linda is a founding member and Regional Facilitator Lead for Harvard Business School Alumni Circles, which gathers women for personal and professional development, and a leader in Impact 100 Jersey Coast, a women’s philanthropic investment nonprofit.
Prior to her break, Linda enjoyed a robust career in finance at the Prudential Investment Corporation and Nomura Securities and has since held a number of leadership positions in the nonprofit sector. Linda is a Chartered Financial Analyst and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.