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Kathryn Amarante Sollmann '80

Posted on September 23, 2011

Kathryn Sollmann is the founder and managing partner of 9 Lives for Women, a women's initiatives consultancy and multi-channel blog site, http://9livesforwomen.com/, focused on nine distinct stages of life and work.

An inspirational speaker and experienced media resource on women's work issues, Kathryn has been interviewed for The Today Show, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Money magazine and many other national publications.  She leads workshops that help employers attract, retain & on/off ramp women, create alumni networks, enhance internal networking groups and support women's leadership programs.  9 Lives also gives marketers insights to how and why women work, how they invest and spend money they earn, and how they assess products and services in predictable work/life stages.

For the past decade Kathryn has given current and returning professional women the confidence to make significant career and life changes.  9 Lives delves deeper than the black and white of  "working" or "not working".  From the college years to the retirement years Kathryn knows that women not only actively work as employees and volunteers, they also experience many “one foot out, one foot in” stages when they think about leaving work, consider a workforce hiatus, plan for or struggle with the idea of returning, think about fast-track alternatives and strive toward a productive and secure retirement.

Kathryn's blogs acknowledge that some women move sequentially–and many others move back and forth or feel stalled in one particular stage. The 9 Lives goal is to give women the confidence to move on, or the conviction that they're exactly where they honestly want to be.


Kathryn Amarante Sollmann '80
Managing Partner
9 Lives for Women
P.O. Box 7461
Wilton, CT  06897


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