Twenty years ago, Karen made a career change from theatre to HR and never looked back!  She found her purpose in helping organizations build amazing cultures while guiding individuals to find fulfillment in their careers.  Currently, Karen is the SVP of People at Ordergroove and the Founder & Principal Coach of KDW Coaching.  She was named one of the 2020 Notable Women in Talent by Crain’s New York Business and a recipient of the Top 50 Human Resources Professional Award in 2021.  Karen is also a speaker, advisor to start-up companies, Girls in Tech NYC board member, the published author of “Setting the Stage: A Guide to Preparing for Any Feedback Conversation” and host of the podcast “Getting off the Hamster Wheel”. She lives in NYC with her husband and furry babies.