Workshops, masterclasses, panels, tools, and collaborative career circles

CareerCon's powering up professional women in their 40s, 50s and beyond. It's our time.

You’re looking to pivot, upskill within your company, be heard on the job, or land a job entirely. Join us at CareerCon. It’s the only event of its kind centered around women over 40 and our careers. We know gendered ageism is real in the workplace. We’re helping you combat it, imposter syndrome, and finding your encore career at CareerCon.


Network with Global HR, Recruiters and Leaders over 40 like you.

Meet and greet with DEI, HR, recruiters and career experts from Western Union, Yahoo! Finance, Vail Resorts, DocuSign, Changing the Narrative and others at CareerCon in February. They get you and are here to help give you the edge needed for your career vision.

Masterclasses, Workshops and Panels

Get your career back on track with working workshops bursting with real  insights and practical advice. Tune into workplace futurist and renowned author of In Control at 50+ Kerry Hannon with Yahoo! Finance and corporate leaders and  industry experts from LinkedIn, Modern GenX Woman, and more.

Expert female-led Panels and Discussions

Meet HR executives and recruiters, workplace leaders from global companies like Yahoo! Western Union, DocuSign, Vail Resorts and startups! They’re providing you real-life tips, sources and information to land the job you want, swivel careers or level up within your company.

Networking out the kazoo

Get your LinkedIn page freshened up and QR Codes and business cards ready for old-school, in-person networking skills. You’re going to meet so many dynamic women, leaders, and females just like you – all wanting and willing to support you and your career.

Dash of fun and laughs

It wouldn’t be a SecondActWomen event without a little fun to keep you engaged, energized and having fun while learning! Get ready to use your left-brain, ladies. We have a few things up our sleeves thanks to Acey at BordLESS.

CareerCon workshops, panels and masterclasses over two days in Denver and on Zoom

Gracing the live and Zoom stage

Industry authors, leaders, experts and journalists share trends, advice and tools to advance your career at 40 & 50+ including Kerry Hannon with Yahoo! and author of the book, In CONTROL at 50+, How to Succeed in the New World of Work, Quinn Slaughter, group leader, DE&I at Western Union, Janine Vanderburg, executive director of Changing the Narrative, and others.

CareerCon Presenters

Whether you want to join us in person in Denver or want to join us from the comfort of your home, we’ve got you covered. And SecondActWomen Insider Members get $25 off tickets. Use the promo code listed in the Facebook Group! Not a member? No prob. Membership is open.

Live 2-Day Denver Pass

$20 off today with Early-Bird Savings
Offer ends December 15, 2022
$ 159 for two-day event tickets
  • In-person networking
  • Private Facebook attendee group
  • Career club collaborative circle
  • Digital printables and hand-outs
  • Daily lite bites, coffee, tea (mimosas on Saturday)
  • Opportunity to meet with career and life coach at event and list
  • Saturday social hour (cash bar)
  • CareerCon Thursday Social
  • Two-day live event pass
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Virtual Zoom Pass

Save $20 off today with Early-Bird Savings.
Offer ends December 15, 2022
$ 79 for virtual two-day event tickets
  • Two-day event virtual pass
  • Private Facebook attendee group
  • Career and life coaches list
  • Digital printables and hand-outs
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CareerCon Kickoff Social Hour Event

Social and Book Signing

Network, meet and discuss the book In Control at 50+ with author, Kerry Hannon Friday, February 3 starting at 4 pm at TARRA Office

Join us for a pre-CareerCon intimate convo and social with the author, workplace futurist, and Yahoo! Finance columnist Kerry Hannon. She’ll share insights from her new book and answering your career-related questions about career and life at in middlescence. Don’t miss this bonus session. Powered by TARRA, Tattered Cover and SecondActWomen RSVP today. It’s free.

Changing careers, looking, or trying to figure out your next step

We've got you covered at CareerCon

Designed by and for women over 40, this two-day event showcases a powerhouse lineup of pro-age authors, ageism experts, and corporate HR and recruitment leaders from global companies to give you the boost you need. They’re all ready to dish on everything from imposter syndrome, starting over, job searching and getting it at 40+, balancing caregiving and your career, working for a younger boss, and more. 

Set a career plan at CareerCon

Career visioning and goal setting is one of the most important steps when searching for a job or changing careers. Surprisingly, it’s the step many people skip. Understanding your life’s vision and goals sets your intentions, drives your actions and brings you closer to success. Barbara Brooks with SecondActWomen opens the event with her signature Career Assessment where you’ll gain insight into where you are today and where you’re headed – or want to head at 40+. It’s designed specifically for the professional woman over 40 to use as a guidepost to set your goals to.

CareerCon has your back at 40+

Age is your superpower…on the job and in real life. But, even our superpowers get put to the test. We know that career pursuits at 40 & 50+ can be challenging, exhausting and frustrating, especially when workplace realities like ageism work against us. But there are things you can do to push back on ageist beliefs, market your experience, build intergenerational bridges, and create the career you want. 

Watch our 2-minute video below for a little pick-me-up vibe and reminder you’re unstoppable. 

Learn to play the age card to your advantage

As professional women 40 & 50+, we know gendered ageism in the workplace is real. But that truth doesn’t have to be your reality. Now is not the time to sit on the career sidelines and let others dictate your future. It’s YOUR time to engage, stay informed, level up your skills and remind corporate America that the acquired skills, wisdom, connections, and experience that come with age are highly-valuable professional commodities. 

Get your tickets to CareerCon today and we’ll see you at the event to learn more about playing your chapter to your advantage.

Amp up your CareerCon experience and join a club

SecondActWomen Insiders Club

Join our collaborative IRL and virtual pro-age membership community by and for women over 40 who are on a mission to boost one another in our businesses, careers, and lives in the second half. Check out the Insiders member perks and join when the membership opens Thursday, December 1.

Career Collaboration Club

Post-CareerCon support and accountability groups await you and led by members of the SecondActWomen community, Dina Jones and Chelley Johnson. Learn more about the club at the event to help you achieve your career goals.

Facebook Group

Join the SAW big Facebook Group page to stay engaged with other middlescent women.

Surround yourself with like-minded women

We know there’s nothing you can’t accomplish on your own, but isn’t the journey better when you have a group you can lean on during the good, the bad and the ugly? Community and unwavering support are true gamechangers. Let’s face it, there’s undeniable power in a pack, especially when that pack is made up of other women 40 & 50+ going through similar experiences. CareerCon is your place to add to your pack! 

Shout out to our fab CareerCon sponsors


The impact of Career Camp in their own words

“I’ve got two big words to describe the SAW Career Boot Camp – LIFE CHANGER! This group, led by Barbara and Lupe – helped me to uncover confidence that had become buried in self-doubt during the pandemic. (During which I turned 50!)

Since attending the Career Camp Workshop in 2021, my career has skyrocketed! During the full-day workshop, I was introduced to passionate leaders from their vast community of professionals, as well as great new friends. Joy, success & confidence have returned in abundance.”

“Making the commitment to join Second Act Women and attend Career Camp to upskill my job-hunting efforts was a valuable investment. The sessions empowered me to focus my time, multiply my efforts, and quickly upskill in today’s technology-driven career search market. Within 60 days I had multiple written offers, I was invited to present to a master’s-level class on my unconventional job search tactics, and I ultimately accepted an offer with a 40% salary increase and generous signing bonus.”

“I am  happy that I attended the Career Camp. The session topics were relevant, informative and encouraging. 

Also, to be surrounded by amazing women and feel their strength was amazing. Not only was it empowering, the new sisterhood you come away with is indescribable.” 

Check out the full 2-day schedule!