Credit: Anna Campanelli Photography

Credit: Anna Campanelli Photography

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Hello, I’m Helen Wan, author of THE PARTNER TRACK (St. Martin’s Press). I’m a novelist, lawyer, and speaker. I’ve written for The Washington Post, CNN, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post. THE PARTNER TRACK is the story of a young woman of color competing for partnership at a powerful law firm. It’s about how race, sex, and class impact talented people on the corporate ladder. It’s about trying to live authentically in the workplace, and the pursuit of success while staying true to ourselves.

I’m fascinated by our complicated relationship with ambition. I love a good workplace story. I root for underdogs.

I speak at many universities, companies, law firms, and leadership events around the country about how women and people of color often experience the career ladder, and how to achieve a more inclusive workplace. I’m thrilled that my book is being taught in law school and college classrooms.

I’m now at work on my second novel. When not writing, I also love to read, explore new places, relax with my family, and make our toddler son laugh. Thanks for visiting my website! Happy to meet you.