Liz Ryan is a former Fortune 500 Human Resources SVP and the world’s most widely-read career advisor. Liz is the CEO and Founder of Human Workplace, a think tank and publishing firm whose mission is to reinvent work for people. Liz is the architect of the Human Workplace vision and the beloved career adviser to millions of working people and job-seekers around the world.
Liz was SVP of HR for U.S. Robotics during its rise from $15M to $2.5B in annual sales and cofounder of vc-funded networking startup Ucentric Systems before its acquisition by Motorola. Liz was CEO and Founder of WorldWIT, the world’s largest online community for professional women, before founding Human Workplace in 2012 to reinvent work for people. Liz writes for Forbes.com, LinkedIn, and many other publications, and is a sought-after and evangelical international keynote speaker.
Liz earned her BS from Loyola University of Chicago and an MS in Communication from Northwestern University. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, five children, two dogs and two cats. When Liz is not writing, speaking, or drawing, she sings opera professionally.