About Lauren McGoodwin

Lauren McGoodwin, founder and CEO of Career Contessa, a career site built exclusively for women to help them cultivate successful careers through expert advice, interviews, videos, one-on-one mentoring, online skills-based courses and resources, and a curated job board. She started Career Contessa in 2013 after experiencing a gap in career development resources for women who might be job searching, soul searching, leading and managing, or trying to find new ways to advance within their careers. With women accounting for more than 50 percent of the workforce and the workforce being less defined than ever before, it seemed crazy (and outdated) that a resource for women didn’t exist.  

Formerly, McGoodwin served as a university recruiter for Hulu focused on hiring, employer branding, and program management. She has a Bachelor in Education degree from the University of Oregon and a Masters in Communication Management from the University of Southern California, where she wrote her thesis on millennials and career resources. When not Contessa-ing, McGoodwin can be found walking to meet her 10,000-steps-a-day goal in Redondo Beach, CA, where she lives with her husband.