Career Chat - From Academic Physician to Full-Time Startup Entrepreneur

About This Event

Join Hillary Lin on her career transition story and learn more about how you can make a change on your own!


In this conversation with Hillary Lin, we will cover:

Career transitions

Figuring out what you want to do

Setting and achieving career goals

About the Instructor

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Founder & CEO, thelighthouse

Courtney Brand is the Founder and CEO of thelighthouse. Prior to thelighthouse, she worked as a Management Consultant for 5 years in New York, Shanghai, and Beijing, selling and delivering work to top clients including Alibaba, Apple, Mercedes, Porsche, and Danone. After working for two years in New York, Courtney was transferred to PwC’s Shanghai office to help launch the firm’s new digital and innovation consulting practice in China which became the second highest revenue-generating team. As the Founder and CEO of thelighthouse, she is working to empower professionals with the network, insights, and support to thrive in their ever-changing careers and the fast changing world of work. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and French and graduated from Georgetown University.

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Co-Founder, Curio

Hillary is the co-founder of Curio, a coaching browser extension revolving around mental health. Before she founded Curio, she was a Stanford Medical graduate and full-time academic physician before plunging into the world of startups.

About Our Partners

thelighthouse is the ‘Waze for your career’. We empower professionals with the network, insight, and support to navigate the fast changing world of work. We do this via algorithmic matching with relevant professionals for one-on-one virtual career sessions, curated resources, and member-driven events. We partner with people-first companies looking to invest in their top talent. As professionals navigate increasingly non-linear career paths, thelighthouse is becoming the throughline and empowering them at each stage of their ever-changing careers. Learn more at:

  • October 28, 2021 at 5:00pm – 6pm
  • Angela Chen