Event Details

What’s Your Second Act? Redefine the Empty Nester Years

Feat. Donna Korren ’86

Online | Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 | 9 a.m. PT, 12 p.m. ET


Join us for a discussion with Donna Korren ’86, founder of Empty Quester. She’ll share her entrepreneurial journey and how her “What’s Next?” workshop helps people over 50 envision and activate their goals.

Donna has worked for Vogue, at Time Inc.’s Parenting Group, and as a co-founder of Elements, a regional luxury lifestyle magazine. She created Empty Quester™, a digital platform that aims to inspire empty nesters to find their voice and leverage their skills in the workforce.

The presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A session.

This program is brought to you by:

  • Cornell Silicon Valley 
  • Cornell Entrepreneur Network
  • Entrepreneurship at Cornell
    Featured Speaker:

    Donna Korren ’86 is the Founder of Empty Quester. Donna Korren is a speaker, writer, and coach on topics relevant to the 50+ audience. Through her live “What’s Next?” workshop and speaking engagements, she helps people in this demographic to envision and activate their goals for the second half of their lives.

    In 2019, Donna gave a Tedx talk in Manhattan “The Newest Workforce Disruptors are Over 50!” where she highlighted the opportunities availed to this growing segment of the population. She included a call to action for younger generations and the media to recognize the enormous influence and spending power it wields.

    Donna spent over 25 years in publishing as Advertising Manager at Vogue, at Time Inc.’s Parenting Group and as a co-founder of Elements, a regional luxury lifestyle magazine.

    She created Empty Quester a digital platform to inspire empty nesters on a quest for their bold next chapter. She is often a guest on other podcasts on the topic of reinvention.

    She is also the founder of Change, a women owned payment processing company and has worked in the payments industry for the past decade.

    A graduate of Cornell University, Donna lives in Manhattan with her husband, has two world traveling daughters in their 20s, and a 13-year-old dog Riley who never leaves her side!

Questions? Contact:

Kate Van Dalsem, Director, West Coast Engagement

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