Hello! Thanks for visiting. I’m Helen Wan, author of THE PARTNER TRACK (St. Martin’s Press). I’m a novelist, lawyer, and speaker. I write often about women and the workplace and how race, sex, class, and culture impact the personal and professional choices we make. My nonfiction has appeared in The Washington Post, CNN, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. My novel THE PARTNER TRACK is the story of a young woman of color competing for partnership at a powerful law firm. It’s about trying to pursue success and live authentically in the work world while staying true to oneself.
I’m fascinated by our complicated relationship with ambition. I love a good workplace story. I root for underdogs.
I speak at lots of schools, companies, law firms, conferences, 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 environment. I’m thrilled that my novel is being taught in law school and college classrooms. I’ve also taught fiction writing in New York.
I’m currently at work on my new book. When not writing, I also love to read anything I can get my hands on, explore new places, relax with family and friends, and make our young son laugh. I serve on the boards of The Asian American Arts Alliance and The New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation. You can find me on Facebook or on Twitter @helenwan1.
Thanks for checking out my website! Happy to meet you. Here’s to your happiness and success–however they may be defined by you!