Westmont Leadership Lecture Series

By Westmont College (other events)

Wednesday, April 27 2016 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Why 30 Is Not the New 20: Understanding the Mindset of Millennials

Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist and author who specializes in twentysomethings, has spent 15 years listening to, teaching, researching, writing and speaking about this group. She considers our 20s the critical period of adult development and argues that this group plays a critical role in the economy and workforce that needs to be better understood. Her book,The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now, details what psychologists, sociologists, neurologists, economists and reproductive specialists know about the unique power of the twentysomething years. Combining personal stories and scientific research, the book offers help for both twentysomethings and organizations seeking to manage their youngest employees. named The Defining Decade a Best Book of 2012, and it was nominated for a Books for a Better Life Award. Meg’s popular TED talk, “Why 30 is not the New 20,” has received more than 7.33 million views. praised it as “one of five bright, inspiring ideas from the 2013 conference.” choses it as one of 15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life. A clinical assistant professor at University of Virginia, Jay earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and gender studies from UC Berkeley.

Jay will be a keynote speaker at Lead Where You Stand, a three day conference held June 1-3, 2016. For more information about the conference, please contact us at