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Rotman Women and Leadership Experts Speakers Series - Jenny Blake

11:15-11:59am check-in, light lunch 12:00pm sharp to 1:00pm presentation;1:00-1:10pm book sale

Sponsored by BMO Financial Group

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Speaker Series | Initiative for Women in Business

Date: Monday June 05, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Speaker(s): Jenny Blake, Author; Career and Business Strategist; International Speaker
Topic: "PIVOT: The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One" (Portfolio, 2016)
Venue: Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $49.00 plus HST per person; $39.00 plus HST for Rotman, University of Toronto alumni and BMO Employees (includes 1 signed hardcover copy of PIVOT, a seat for the presentation and light lunch)
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Sponsored by BMO Financial Group


SYNOPSIS: Join author Jenny Blake as she details her pivot method for career success.  No matter your age, life stage, bank account balance, or career level, you can learn how to pivot strategically into your next opportunity. Career change doesn’t have to be a crisis, and plateaus don’t have to be a problem. In fact, if change is the only constant, now more than ever as it relates to our economy, it behooves us all to get better at it.  Your best chance of success lies right under your feet. By doubling down on what is already working, you can cut through confusion and move more quickly in a new direction. Pivoting is a mindset and a skillset, and it is one we can all get better at.

BIOGRAPHY: Jenny Blake is an author, career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love. She is the author of PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One (Portfolio/Penguin Random House, 2016), and Life After College (Running Press, 2011). Born and raised in Silicon Valley, after two years at a technology start-up followed by five years at Google in Training and Career Development in Silicon Valley, Jenny moved to New York City in 2011 where she has been running her own consulting business in the years since. Jenny combines her love of technology with her superpower of simplifying complexity to help clients pivot their career or business. One of her personal mottos: if change is the only constant, let's get better at it.  In 2017, PIVOT received an Axiom Best Business Books gold medal for the Careers category. JP Morgan selected PIVOT for their client #NextList2017, Business Insider named it among the 20 best business books of 2016 and 7 books that will change the way you work in 2017. Jenny has been featured as a career change expert on CNBC, in The New York Times and The Sunday Times UK. Her Pivot Podcast is a top rated show that CNBC listed among 6 podcasts to make you smarter about your career, and selected by Entrepreneur as one of the top 20 female-hosted business podcasts.  Today you can find her at and, where she explores systems at the intersection of mind, body and business. Jenny is a yoga fanatic and avid book worm. Dogs, dancing, gadgets, writing, traveling, and long meals with friends all make her pretty happy too. Jenny is based in New York City, where she imagines she’s starring in a movie whenever she walks through its crowded streets. Subscribe to the Pivot Podcast, check out her private Momentum community for solopreneurs and side-hustlers, and follow her on Twitter @jenny_blake.

SERIES HOST: Initiative for Women in Business @ Rotman

For more information, please contact Sargam Sachdeva, Program Assistant, Rotman Initiative for Women in Business | Sargam.Sachdeva@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca | 416 946-7557




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