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Yelena Parker
Yelena Parker is a technology commercial operations executive, expat coach and writer. A U.S. citizen born in Ukraine, she has worked in over 20 countries, and lived in Switzerland, Tanzania and the United Kingdom, where she is now based. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Oxford University, Saïd Business School, MBA from San Jose State University in California and BA in English from Zaporozhye State University in Ukraine. She has more than 12 years of international business experience working with a variety of global and early stage technology companies, including Cisco, Verisign and Symantec. Parker founded her expat coaching consultancy to help women achieve their dreams of living a truly global life.

Her award-winning book, Moving Without Shaking, is a definitive guide for women
looking to build international careers and experience life abroad. In Moving Without Shaking, Yelena Parker answers many questions that new and experienced expats alike ask at different times of their journeys and offers practical, no-nonsense advice on how to thrive abroad. Now on Amazon:

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Entries by Yelena Parker

4 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad at 40

(4) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 12:39 PM

Life begins at 40. Forties are the new twenties. We have heard, spoken and overused these sentiments, more so during the year we turned 40. Big dates make us pause, review where our lives have taken us, reevaluate our priorities and set new goals. Some people choose to go through...

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Why Do More Women Volunteer Abroad Than Men?

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 8:54 PM

Having spent three months in Tanzania, volunteering and traveling, I confirm there is a pattern. Most sites and projects attract a much higher number of female volunteers. Without spending time on researching stats, it's easy to spot that 80-90 percent of people...
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Sponsors, Mentors and Women Expats' Success

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 11:19 AM


Fifteen years ago, on May 31st, I landed in San Francisco. My first international flight, at the very back of the economy cabin right in front of the lavatories, was long, uncomfortable and mostly sleepless. Jeff was at international arrivals, beaming at me:...

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