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Featured Panelists Spotlight: How to Effectively Re-enter the Workplace After a Long Absence

March 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

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What is the Featured Panelists Spotlight?

Our Featured Panelists Spotlight will be held on a Wednesday of each month. During the Featured Panelists Spotlight, we invite guest panelists to share their experiences, insights, tips and strategies that they have found to be effective in their professional or personal lives when tackling the featured topic for the month.

March Featured Topic – How to Effectively Re-enter the Workplace After a Long Absence 

You may take a career break to care for a loved one, become a stay-at-home parent, travel or fulfill your desire to be an entrepreneur. Even during an absence, we can gain new skills and build current ones, stay connected with our network and take on projects that will enhance our employability later on. You might be worried your skills are rusty or feel anxious about the changes you will have to make to your résumé to attain a new job. Whatever the reason, returning to work after your career break can be daunting, but with some preparation, positivity and patience, you can be successful in your next venture. The fact is, career breaks happen, the good news is there are ways that you can address your absence and come back without compromising your professionalism.  


Tiffany Dedeaux, Certified Career Coach and Senior Resume Writer, empowers purpose-driven professionals to work outside the box of buildings, expectations, and routines to find personal growth and career satisfaction. She is a cross-pollinator of ideas with a background in broadcast journalism, social and ecopsychology, and coaching. In addition to supporting tech industry warriors who are on the front lines of creation, innovation, and connection, Tiffany is passionate about helping new grads and career changers find their voice and prepare to rise and meet every challenge. Are you ready to live your best life now? Let’s get to work!

Susan Seah, Founder and CEO of The Koa Club, Susan has been a believer of living life boldly and is always undertaking new challenges to learn and grow. She grew up in Singapore, was on the Singapore National Junior Team for bowling while in high school, and at the age of 17, came to the United States to attend college. She went on to law school after attaining her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree and was one of the youngest persons to graduate from her law school class at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She was a corporate lawyer at some of the largest law firms in Chicago and Ohio, and then became Associate General Counsel and General Counsel for private and public traded technology companies. In 2009, she started her own law practice with a law partner and now acts as outside General Counsel for various technology firms. Susan has been featured in the December 2019 Seattle Business Magazine as a “Daring Woman”. She was also interviewed and included as a feature in the Fall 2020 America’s Women Magazine for their inaugural Seattle Edition. In March 2021, Susan’s story about her passion for empowerment of women was highlighted by the Singapore Global Network on International Women’s Day.

Who Can Attend & Fee

Public Event – Open to all members and non-members of The Koa Club

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

*****Zoom link will be provided in the RSVP confirmation email*******

Date:  Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Time: 12pm – 1:00pmPT/2pm-3pmCT/3pm-4pmET



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March 8, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Event Category:


Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States