Upon graduating from college, I seemed to have it all. I moved to a new city, made new friends, and began my professional career.
But then the Six Month Slump hit. I needed something more. The structure I built, values I developed, and accomplishments I achieved as a student seemed farther and farther away.
I was not alone. Conversation upon conversation revealed that countless women experienced this too. This sense of identity loss as we begin our new chapter as young professional women beginning our careers.
And so Life Hacks for Women was launched in May of 2018 to serve as a digital community for young professional women in their 20s and early 30s. This community is a platform for women to share their stories of how they found their center from a professional, personal, or wellness aspect of their life. By sharing these stories, women are empowering and inspiring one another to find their center.
Passionate about founding ventures and helping others, Hannah Schlacter launched Life Hacks the summer after graduating from college in 2017. She created an outlet to share the advice she learned from her mentors. What began as infrequent Instagram posts soon became a microblog.
Hannah Schlacter has built her career around social entrepreneurship and problem-solving. From 2013 to 2017, she co-founded four organizations that ranged from the campus to global scale. Her leadership as an undergraduate student let her meet global leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and President Bill Clinton. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Gies College of Business in May of 2017.
Currently in San Francisco, Hannah is chief of staff at Uprising, a purpose driven venture firm. She feels privileged supporting and working with values-aligned entrepreneurs who are solving problems worthy of their lives. In addition, Hannah is an active community leader, where she has organized over 150 programs, engaged more than 2,400 young professionals, built over 20 partnerships, and served on various nonprofit Boards.
When not building Life Hacks for Women, she enjoys running, skiing, and spending time with friends and family.