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Navigating Parental Leave: Best Practices for Managing Your Leave


Speaker(s): Carlynn Magliano , Karen Rubin
Recorded on: Mar. 4, 2020
PLI Program #: 296729

Karen Rubin is a results-oriented Executive Coach who helps individuals at all stages of their careers. In her most recent role as Vice President of Coaching for Talking Talent, she focused on helping organizations develop the female talent pipeline and improve gender equity in senior leadership. She has a proven track record coaching Fortune 500 clients in sectors including financial services, the law, entertainment, professional services, retail, technology, energy, insurance and more. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership Strategies
  • Parental Transition
  • Career Advancement
  • Women in the Workplace
  • Developing Work-Life Fit and Well-Being
  • Building Resilience
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Managing Change and Transitions
  • Improving Workplace Communications

Karen earned degrees from New York University’s Stern School of Business (MBA in Marketing), from The University of Michigan (B.A., English, High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa), and trained at Coaches Training Institute (CTI) where she became an ICF certified coach. She has over 20 years of experience at is committed to helping women succeed in the workplace.


Carlynn has been assisting lawyers in their career transitions since 2004.   She has worked with individuals at all levels and in all specializations.   She brings personal knowledge of law firm and corporate life to each meeting and is able to understand each client’s unique situation and goals.

Before joining Preferred Transition Resources, Carlynn was a legal recruiter working with attorneys in their transitions to and from law firm, in house counsel, compliance, and business positions.  She successfully placed individuals into a wide variety of organizations, including banks, non-profit organizations, pharmaceutical companies, publishing houses, consumer products companies, and law firms.

Carlynn’s experience also includes the role of Associate Director of Alumni Career Services at Fordham Law School.  Here, she counseled students and alumni in their job searches and career transitions.   She ran workshops on a variety of topics, including resume writing, business plan development, and successful networking.

Carlynn began her career as a litigation associate at two major law firms.  She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Northeastern Law School, and a member of the Career Advancement and Management Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the Holy Cross Lawyers Association, and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association.