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Hollywood Sound Wizard, LinkedIn Marketing Chief Find Power in Career Pivots (Video)

BE Conference 2017: Dolby scientist Poppy Crumy, networking site SVP Shannon Stubo talk values of changing career focus

One of Hollywood’s most powerful women started as a violinist. The chief marketing officer for the most recognizable networking site and app around is only two years into her communications career.

We live in the age of the pivot, which a panel held at Monday’s BE Conference taught is not only acceptable but vital for relevance in today’s business landscape.

Poppy Crum, Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and Shannon Stubo, CMO and SVP at LinkedIn, sat in conversation with author and media strategist Wendy Sachs for a panel titled, “Taking it to The Next Level (Careers, Phase II).”

The group covered their personal journeys and the rising instances of dramatic career changes — millennial women will alter their professional courses six times by the age of 30, Sachs said — and how to maintain a baseline identity throughout.

Watch the full panel above.

The BE is a special gathering of influential women in Media, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Technology. The two-day event offers networking, workshops, panels and mentor sessions with top industry executives, thought leaders and creatives in a first-class setting for networking, mentorship and ideas.

The BE is a joint creation of TheWrap and the Mom 2.0 Summit, and was hosted at Austin’s Omni Barton Creek Resort and Hotel.