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. My essays have appeared in The Washington Post, CNN, and The Daily Beast.

THE PARTNER TRACK is the story of a young Asian American woman 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 also about authenticity in the workplace and the pursuit of career 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 schools, companies, law firms, conferences, and other places around the country about how women and people of color experience the career ladder, and how to achieve a more engaging, inclusive workplace. I’m thrilled that my novel is now being taught in law school and college classrooms.

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