Johanna Wise, CEO of Connect•Work•Thrive™ LLC,
discusses the company’s formation, its mission, and the strength of the Connect•Work•Thrive career transformation community.
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Johanna Wise, MBA
CEO, Connect•Work•Thrive™ LLC

Johanna holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, a BS in Applied Mathematics from Yale University, and a Certificate in Small Business Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Johanna was born and raised in New York City and is also a proud graduate of Hunter College High School.

Johanna’s career includes:

  • Management Consulting at Bain & Company in Boston, MA
    and Strategic Decisions Group in Menlo Park, CA,
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Analysis at Goldman Sachs
    and Lehman Brothers in New York City
  • Brand Management at Frito-Lay in Dallas, TX.

She has served on numerous Boards including M&G Piel Securities, Illumai, Western Ballet, The Junior League of Palo Alto • Mid Peninsula, and Lyceum of Santa Clara County.

Johanna is a founding Council member of Yale Women: a Global Network of Yale Alumnae and the immediate past President of the Yale Club of Silicon Valley. She also serves as a contributing writer at the Huffington Post.

Johanna curates and hosts highly successful conferences including Return-to-Work Career Transformation Conferences and Summits, The Workforce Diversity Summit™ at Microsoft, and local and national celebrations of 40 Years of Women at Yale.

After a career sabbatical to raise two children, Johanna founded two companies in addition to Connect•Work•Thrive™ LLC: Keep Me Tax Free™ LLC, which secures tax-exempt status for non-profit organizations and Wise Consulting, a boutique firm which provides strategic planning, operations, marketing, and financial expertise to growing businesses.