Mind Your Career: Ahead of the Curve

How to Empower Professional Success in the Uncertainty of Today's Economy

Cost: Free 


 Join Elatia Abate, and explore the future of work and how the economy is shifting, how this impacts your professional trajectory and what to do to not only get ahead of the curve of change, but to create success and fulfillment in the midst of all of it.

The changing economy IS impacting your career, whether you realize it or not. In the United States alone, machines and other forms of technology will replace 47% of the jobs that exist today. Since 2010, half of the new jobs created in Europe are contract or freelance positions. Three BILLION more people will have access to the internet and the entrepreneurial opportunities it provides in the next 5-7 years. And, the crash of a bear market is on its way. In short, the disruption that is happening in the work world is MASSIVE – and one of the most exciting things to happen in our lifetimes. We’ve simply got to prepare for it. 

Elatia Abate, AB'99, MBA'08 is an entrepreneur who left the corporate world to revolutionize the way the world thinks about careers and making money. She uses her extensive experience combining people, innovation and marketing strategies to teach individuals how to create careers that bring personal and professional fulfillment, and to teach companies how to build vibrant cultures and recruit the talent needed to ensure growth and success.

She has coached at and consulted for organizations that include Fortune 500 companies and prominent educational institutions, and she coaches the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Enterprise Accelerator. Her work has been featured in publications like The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.

Prior to founding her practice, Ms. Abate was Vice President of Human Resources and Director of Recruitment for Dow Jones & Company. She served as Global Director Talent Acquisition at Anheuser-Busch InBev. She is a design thinking enthusiast, as well as a lover of improv comedy and storytelling.

Ms. Abate graduated with Honors in Political Science from The University of Chicago and received her MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


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