Lisen Stromberg

Lisen is a master of multitasking. The leadership and culture strategist, author, widely regarded speaker, mother, wife, and self-described typo queen is co-founder and CEO of PrismWork, which helps companies develop workforce innovation to create highly inclusive, high-performing cultures and works with leaders to ensure they have the knowledge, skills, and tools they need for today's world. (Clients of PrismWork include Google, Pfizer, Microsoft, Bayer, Dell, and more.) She is also the author of Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career, which reveals how trailblazing women have disrupted the traditional career paradigm to achieve their personal and professional goals.

“I work every day to ensure women - and men - have the systems and tools they need to thrive in their professional lives. From pay equity to meaningful parental leave to clear paths to promotion, my mission is to break down barriers so each of us can do our best work and live lives based on our own personal definition of success,” says Lisen. “Success for me at 60 is a loving and engaged family, a vibrant community of friends, a long marriage to my best friend, the gift of a healthy body, the privilege to work and collaborate with people who inspire me for the betterment of the world at large.”

In addition to PrismWork, Lisen is a board member of The Prosp(a)rity Project, which supports under-resourced women and helps them break legacies of oppression so they and the generations that follow can thrive. She also teaches a course on leading in the new world of work at Stanford University and is an award-winning independent journalist whose writing can be found in The New York Times, Fortune, Newsweek, and other high profile media outlets. An in-demand speaker, Lisen has been on stage at numerous high profile conferences including SXSW, CANNES, the Be Conference, and many others. She speaks regularly at, and conducts workshops for, companies ranging from global Fortune 500s to tech start-ups. 

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