MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: Describe one make or break moment in your career–how did you navigate it? is written by Maren Kate Donovan, CEO of Zirtual.
Leaving family, friends, and relics behind for a new job in a foreign city can be unnerving. But when the decision to leave can redefine your future for the better, you have to face that fear head-on, bite the bullet, and make the move. This is exactly what I had to do when I chose to leave my life behind in Reno, Nevada and start a career San Francisco.
The opportunity came about by chance in the summer of 2010. While visiting my grandmother in Florida I read an article about a startup incubator called the Founder Institute located in Palo Alto. In short, a…
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