I’M LAUREN

Over the last 15 years, I have navigated the challenging waters being a high-achieving business woman  and single mother of three. I have served as general counsel of many companies.  I currently serve as Chief legal officer and data protection officer for Workhuman, a company leading the employee appreciation revolution.

Showing up with authenticity and owning everything that I am as a female leader, was the key to my success.

and you can do it too.

Strategic Leader.

Forbes Contributor.

Mother.

It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top. You have found an ally in me. Let’s create something together. It is time to elevate!

but it’s time to

stop

playing

nice.

We won’t see a more feminine approach represented in leadership until we as women dare to take inspired action. We must put real, tangible, action plans into place and make good decisions timely. We are not just dreamers, we are over-comers. The time is now!

It’s time to step into our true power, refuse to play small, and

Having it all,

owning it all

lauren zajac

The lawyer

Lauren Zajac is a lawyer and the Chief Legal Officer at Workhuman, a business whose mission is to help companies create corporate cultures driven by gratitude. Lauren manages all of Workhuman’s legal needs and participates as a member of its executive team. Lauren serves as board chair for Leadermom and is on the board of The Soul Project.  Before joining Workhuman in 2009, Lauren served as general counsel for a broad mix of high-growth technology companies and ran her own legal practice helping small businesses and start-ups. 

“Women must understand that their authenticity is their key to success. Our unique gift as women is our ability to empathize, be highly expressive, and create bonds. The ability to foster trust, empathy, community, and full expression is the foundational to a highly functioning team. But we can’t shy away from the part of our personality that is able to take inspired action and make things happen.”

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2 days ago

Lauren Zajac

I want to share my message of tough love, grace, and authenticity in a chaotic world filled with stress, sadness, joy, and happiness. This message needs to come to light in the highly divisive, contentious #metoo world in which we live that is both polarizing and exhausting in its relentless nature. ... See MoreSee Less

I want to share my message of tough love, grace, and authenticity in a chaotic world filled with stress, sadness, joy, and happiness. This message needs to come to light in the highly divisive, contentious #MeToo world in which we live that is both polarizing and exhausting in its relentless nature.

5 days ago

Lauren Zajac

It is a plea to destroy the tired constructs others have built to define women and blossom with a new identity and a new level of authenticity. ... See MoreSee Less

It is a plea to destroy the tired constructs others have built to define women and blossom with a new identity and a new level of authenticity.

5 days ago

Lauren Zajac

When I allow all of the ‘messes’ that are life blend together, I find it all comes out fine in the end. But to get there - to it-all-comes-out-fine-in-the-end - I do think you need to be in a place of alignment, where you are trying to be your authentic self. ... See MoreSee Less

When I allow all of the ‘messes’ that are life blend together, I find it all comes out fine in the end. But to get there - to it-all-comes-out-fine-in-the-end - I do think you need to be in a place of alignment, where you are trying to be your authentic self.

2 weeks ago

Lauren Zajac

Admitting the defeats, the bad days, and the mistakes are part of what gives all humans inner strength. Not letting those mistakes or missteps define who they are means not giving up and continuing to show gratitude for the blessings that keep them balanced. ... See MoreSee Less

Admitting the defeats, the bad days, and the mistakes are part of what gives all humans inner strength. Not letting those mistakes or missteps define who they are means not giving up and continuing to show gratitude for the blessings that keep them balanced.

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3 weeks ago

Lauren Zajac

You shouldn’t be focused on concerns outside of what’s really important, which means controlling what you can control and being okay with being okay. For example, you’re never going to make everybody love you, you can’t control that, so you’ve got to let it go and be okay with it. ... See MoreSee Less

You shouldn’t be focused on concerns outside of what’s really important, which means controlling what you can control and being okay with being okay. For example, you’re never going to make everybody love you, you can’t control that, so you’ve got to let it go and be okay with it.

3 weeks ago

Lauren Zajac

When I finally embraced everything that I am as a female leader; both my vulnerability and my ability to take inspired action, I found success. I became the leader who people came to for guidance, even on subject matter I wasn’t an expert in. I forged powerful relationships and changed the culture of entire companies. ... See MoreSee Less

When I finally embraced everything that I am as a female leader; both my vulnerability and my ability to take inspired action, I found success. I became the leader who people came to for guidance, even on subject matter I wasn’t an expert in. I forged powerful relationships and changed the culture of entire companies.

4 weeks ago

Lauren Zajac

Putting it all together – the meditation, listening more than talking, an internal honesty audit (authenticity), shifting your perspective to being authentic, and breathing deeply – means remembering what you have learned and bringing the practice of authenticity into your daily life. ... See MoreSee Less

Putting it all together – the meditation, listening more than talking, an internal honesty audit (authenticity), shifting your perspective to being authentic, and breathing deeply – means remembering what you have learned and bringing the practice of authenticity into your daily life.