Lauren Zajac of Workhuman: Five Things Business Leaders Can Do To Create A Fantastic Work Culture

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
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11 min readMar 2, 2021

Foster meaningful connections among employees. This has been critical since the start of the pandemic as companies are seeing their employees as more than someone who is just in the office from 9-to-5. We are in each other’s homes, sometimes seeing each other’s families. Work and personal life are intertwined. And while we are separated by a screen, we have stronger reminders that the person on the other side is human. As we see the bigger picture of many employees’ lives now, it is leadership who must take this chance to humanize the workplace.

As a part of my series about about how leaders can create a “fantastic work culture”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren Zajac.

As chief legal officer, Lauren oversees all legal, regulatory, and compliance affairs for Workhuman. With more than 20 years of experience, she has served as legal counsel for a broad mix of high-growth public and private companies. Lauren serves as board chair for LeaderMom and is on the board of The Soul Project. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College and a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

For so long as I can remember, I went around telling people that I wanted to be a lawyer, even though I really didn’t know what this meant. I truly enjoyed my years before Workhuman; being a part of the various teams and representing a client from the inside, which is how I describe the GC role. But it wasn’t until I arrived at Workhuman that I found an amazing confluence of the things that are most important to me; the work I love to do together with the practice of gratitude.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you began leading your company?

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