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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4 days ago

Lauren Zajac

A couple more self care tips for your week…

1. Make a menu for the week. If you spend time on this early on, you will have more time to rest and your future self will thank you.
2. Have fun!!! People, especially single moms, have many tasks. Just like you schedule those necessary tasks, schedule something you’ll enjoy. Or, just do your best to make chores and errands fun.
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A couple more self care tips for your week…

1. Make a menu for the week. If you spend time on this early on, you will have more time to rest and your future self will thank you.
2. Have fun!!! People, especially single moms, have many tasks. Just like you schedule those necessary tasks, schedule something you’ll enjoy. Or, just do your best to make chores and errands fun.

2 weeks ago

Lauren Zajac

Here’s a bit of a different look at work-life balance. Many view work and life in opposition to each other when, in reality, what we do relates to who we are. Think about this...

⅓ you spend on work
⅓ you spend on others (kids, friends, family, etc)
⅓ you spend on yourself

Don’t forget that last step.
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Here’s a bit of a different look at work-life balance. Many view work and life in opposition to each other when, in reality, what we do relates to who we are. Think about this...

⅓ you spend on work
⅓ you spend on others (kids, friends, family, etc)
⅓ you spend on yourself

Don’t forget that last step.

3 weeks ago

Lauren Zajac

Own yourself. Not just the good parts but the bad as well. It’s time to end the apologizing, to stop emulating preconceived notions of who you think you are supposed to be and cease trying to be who you’re not. ... See MoreSee Less

Own yourself. Not just the good parts but the bad as well. It’s time to end the apologizing, to stop emulating preconceived notions of who you think you are supposed to be and cease trying to be who you’re not.

4 weeks ago

Lauren Zajac

One of my favorite quotes is “Expect nothing, appreciate everything”. Things may not always go the way you want them to. Sometimes, things change but they work out better than you had hoped. Take note of those moments. ... See MoreSee Less

One of my favorite quotes is “Expect nothing, appreciate everything”. Things may not always go the way you want them to. Sometimes, things change but they work out better than you had hoped. Take note of those moments.

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But when they worked out not better than I hoped ?

Awesome 👍

You are so right.

Beautiful thoughts

1 month ago

Lauren Zajac

You know when you’re on a plane and the flight attendant says to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others? I think the same concept applies when talking about being a mom. In order to be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself. Whatever that means to you, do not lose yourself in the mindset of helping others. ... See MoreSee Less

You know when you’re on a plane and the flight attendant says to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others? I think the same concept applies when talking about being a mom. In order to be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself. Whatever that means to you, do not lose yourself in the mindset of helping others.

1 month ago

Lauren Zajac

Need tips on balancing work and being a mom? I got you.

It’s so important to “leave work at work”. When you get home, really be present with your kids. Take 5 deep breaths, and be grateful for that time.
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Need tips on balancing work and being a mom? I got you.

It’s so important to “leave work at work”. When you get home, really be present with your kids. Take 5 deep breaths, and be grateful for that time.

2 months ago

Lauren Zajac

I know it sounds cheesy, but gratitude is really the key to a happy life. Accept yourself and what you have at face value. ... See MoreSee Less

I know it sounds cheesy, but gratitude is really the key to a happy life. Accept yourself and what you have at face value.

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Beautiful personlty with beautiful thoughts.

Great minds think alike

2 months ago

Lauren Zajac

Embrace who you are as a female leader, not who you think you’re supposed to be. I used to try and fit the “kill or be killed” persona that so many corporate women embody but, when it comes down to it, that’s just not me. Show up as yourself, even in the workplace. ... See MoreSee Less

Embrace who you are as a female leader, not who you think you’re supposed to be. I used to try and fit the “kill or be killed” persona that so many corporate women embody but, when it comes down to it, that’s just not me. Show up as yourself, even in the workplace.