Robin Merle: Thriving After Being Fired

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Published Jul 22, 2022, 9:00 AM

On today’s episode Robin Merle shares how being fired from a company inspired her to help women embrace unexpected career challenges and thrive in new opportunities. Listen in as Deborah and Robin discuss the importance of grieving a job loss, how to look for the right opportunities, and staying present in the moment when interviewing and telling your story.


Robin Merle, CFRE has been a senior executive for billion-dollar organizations and a veteran of the power, value, and identity wars at the top ranks. She is the author of Involuntary Exit, A Womans Guide to Thriving After Being Fired (She Writes Press) which received the 2021 Gold Medal Award from the Non-Fiction Authors Association and a 5-star review from Foreward.

Robin has raised more than a half-billion dollars in philanthropy during her nearly forty years working with nonprofit organizations and academic and health care institutions. These include New York University, Hospital for Special Surgery affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Rutgers University Foundation. She has served as a board member for three nonprofits in New York City and in 2017, she was named Woman of Achievement by Women in Development, New York for her leadership in fundraising and commitment to supporting women in the field. Robin is proud to be a graduate of the first class of women at Rutgers College. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and went on to earn a Master of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University and publish short fiction in various literary magazines. Robin is the founder of The Professional Guide, a witty, honest resource to help women take action on professional experiences that arent up to their standards. She is a frequent speaker on leadership, including most recently at Chief, one of the largest national networks of c-suite women, and at the 10th Annual Women's Leadership Conference at The Johns Hopkins University. Robin has been married for more than 30 years, has two grown children, and lives in New England though considers herself a New Yorker at heart.


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