Evolve #40over40: Suzanna Keith
Updated: Apr 18, 2021
This article is part of our #40over40 series.
This is our time! We’re stronger when we work together to lift other women up. Evolve is creating the list we've been waiting for -- the first-ever 40 Over 40 list! We're curating profiles of women who have or are in the process of reinventing their careers in their 40s, 50, 60s and beyond. We're thrilled to share these stories of reinvention - women returning to work, pivoting careers or launching new ventures!
What's the current focus of your career?
My current focus is my role as Founder & CEO of Hello Career Guru.Hello Career Guru’s mission is to advance the career of all women no matter what age, background, income, geography, and race.
Hello Career Guru is the first-ever artificial intelligence (AI) powered virtual career trainer to help women advance professionally. We offer women one unifying platform for developing their personalized career game plan guided by executive insights, recommended actions, and curated content. With expertise and ease, we want to make mentoring and career development accessible and manageable, integrated into women's daily lives for a better future for all.
What prompted your career reinvention? Founding Hello Career Guru is a passion project. The fact that more women aren't in the C-Suite is a serious problem in America. While I have been mentoring other women over the last 25 years, it has been very frustrating to see them hit the glass ceiling and not receive the roles they deserve.
What's the best thing about midlife career change? You are wiser and can bring a tremendous amount of experience to a new opportunity. Age is your super power!
What's the biggest challenge? Finding funding as a female founder.
What's your personal mantra or mission? Why? "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!' Audrey Hepburn
Your best career advice for other women at midlife is... Find a mentor or sponsor in a company or field where you want to work so they can help you map out your long term game plan. Also, enroll in Hello Career Guru with two free months free via the code Guru21.