Anne Ryan

Workshop Leader | Trainer | Podcast Guest | Chief Career Coach at Anne Ryan Consulting, LLC

Professional Training and Coaching

Education: B.S. Computer & Systems Engineering and Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Master of Engineering Management, Duke University
New York, NY, USA


Anne Irene Ryan empowers women, minorities, and other traditionally under-recognized students and professionals so they can boldly make their next career move. She does this through her distinctive workshops, individualized coaching, and resume & LinkedIn profile writing.

Throughout Anne’s 20 year career in tech, she reviewed thousands of resumes, interviewed hundreds of candidates, and facilitated recruiting presentations & career workshops around the world.

In that time, she was stunned to meet so many incredible people who struggled to articulate their skills and experiences.

Anne's own journey showed her that a well-crafted professional brand and career strategy could be the difference between finding your dream job versus grudgingly accepting an offer from the bottom of your list.

Anne is the Founder & Chief Career Coach of her company, Anne Ryan Consulting, LLC.

Prior to starting her own business, Anne was a Hiring Manager & Team Lead at Palantir Technologies where she co-founded and globally led the Women in Tech Affinity Group. Anne is an inventor of 10 Palantir & IBM US patents, a 2021/2022 Board Member of the National Speakers Association NYC Chapter, and a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient.

Currently, Anne is the resident Resume Expert for the Reinvention Collective, a live 12-week interactive training for women reinventing professionally in midlife. Anne is also a certified vinyasa yoga teacher, avid poker player, and semi-professional poker dealer.


Anne loves speaking to students and professionals about how crafting a great professional brand leads to infinite career possibilities (while cracking a few jokes in the process).

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: Whether it’s a resume workshop, guidance on how to prep for career fairs, or tips on interviewing for STEM roles, Anne sets your students up to land amazing internships and entry-level jobs.

CONFERENCES & ORGANIZATIONS: Anne keynotes at events around the globe on everything from professional branding, resume-building, job search strategy, and more.

CORPORATIONS & NONPROFITS: Anne delivers workshops for employee professional development training, new hire onboarding, and recruitment events.



"Personal branding is a topic that is so "personal", so it's difficult to provide individual takeaways when you're in a large group setting - but Anne was able to do it! I look forward to attending more events with Anne in the future!" -Francesca, student

"Anne shared a wealth of knowledge and seamlessly tailored Personal Branding content to event attendees ranging from college freshman through experienced professionals. " - Samantha G.


"Anne is not only a great career coach but also an awesome motivational speaker! Her background as a hiring manager and her impressive eye for resume mistakes makes her a great person to come to for any career-related advice!" -Susanna

"The students were just thrilled by your resume workshop! You gave them new ways to think about the whole “looking for a job” process and helped them learn more about themselves in the process. It was the best resume class we’ve ever had and I hope we can sign you up every year!!" - Karen Dubinsky, Chief Engagement Officer, LaGuardia Community College


"Anne Irene Ryan, you were born to coach us! Your workshop was so helpful. Your advice was practical, your hands-on guidance was pure gold, and after only an hour, I can already see the positive impact on my LinkedIn profile. What a productive hour!" - Sherri Phillips, Co-Owner & COO of Deutsch Photography, Inc

"Anne’s LinkedIn workshop is a must for every professional and aspiring professional to create a well designed and impactful profile." - Yansi Fugel, Founder & Designer of TuxCouture

"Anne's energy is contagious! I attended her LinkedIn Personal Branding Webinar and received some great tips. She has a solid understanding of the tool, is an engaging speaker, and is clearly committed to helping others be successful." - Andrea Smith

I am willing to travel

More than 100 miles

When it comes to payments

I generally get paid for speaking but make exceptions


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Best Story

MY ELLE WOODS MOMENT (in Anne's own words)

My journey into speaking began in 2014. Instead of setting my sights on Harvard Law School, though, I decided to speak at the Ivy League of women in tech conferences, the annual Grace Hopper Celebration.

“What, like it’s hard?”

Actually, YES! It IS hard. The workshop proposal that my co-speaker and I submitted in 2014 was rejected. But I channeled Elle’s perseverance and submitted two proposals the next year.

In 2015, I spoke at the Grace Hopper Celebration twice! And the workshop that had been rejected the previous year hit capacity - we had a line of people out the door waiting to get in and we completely ran out of handouts.

I’ve since facilitated eight different sessions at Grace Hopper events - in the US, UK, and Australia - and facilitated professional development workshops virtually and in-person for colleges, companies, professional organizations, nonprofits, and conferences.

I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of people to create the life and career they want. I help my clients realize their infinite career possibilities and land the impossible job.

"I think it gives it a little something extra, don’t you think?”

Origin Story

After interviewing over 300 candidates in her time at large tech firms, Anne began to wonder how many great candidates were hiding in stacks of bad resumes.

So she decided to do something about it.

Anne's since helped hundreds of people position themselves to build their ideal career through speaking engagements, workshops, individualized coaching, and resume & LinkedIn profile writing.

* Grace Hopper Celebrations (eight times - 2015, 2017, 2018, Hopperx1 London 2019, Hopper Down Under 2019)
* RPI Society of Women Engineers, Girls Who Code, and the Biomedical Engineering Society
* Duke University Technical Scholars (DTech) and Duke NY Alumni
* Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) Austin Chapter
* LaGuardia Community College President's Society
* Encouraging Women Across All Borders (EWAAB)
* Women's Business Development Council
* University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center