Quixotic Careers: Benefits of a Winding Path Meet Up

For those following a winding path through work life, this meetup will help you hone your story, connect to peers, and see the benefits to organizations of embracing the quixotic career.

With increased job hopping, a shifting meaning of success and the rise of the gig economy, the "career path" has changed. Now, we lead ourselves through a constellation of pursuits, carrying lessons from one unexpected place to another.

This shift can lead to greater innovation and more inclusive leadership, but many of us struggle to tell our stories. Connecting the dots makes it easier for us to learn from our past and connect with our futures. A collective narrative around how diverse experiences add value can empower people with "nontraditional" backgrounds to find success across industries.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Meet Up
Event Type: Session
Track: Workplace
Level: Intermediate