Career Mom

Now that you’re a working mom life is different. You’ve a richer, yet more hectic, life at home, but that hasn’t diminished your career ambitions. This collection helps you build the skills and strategies you’ll need to be successful in every area of your life.


 

Confidence Boost: 6 actions to build your confidence

how to boost your confidence

Confidence is attractive. We like people who are confident. We trust confident people. Confident people are leaders. They are an example of authority. They assert positive energy. They encourage and inspire others. We want to be around confident people. We want to be confident people. But, sadly, mothers are often times the least confident people. […] Read more…

6 strategies to self-promote effectively (without bragging)

Nobody likes a braggart. Especially if you’re a woman. Women, at least according to female gender norms, aren’t supposed to call attention to their accomplishments. When they do, they are criticized, stigmatized and, too often, penalized for promoting their own good works, according to a Rutgers University study. It’s no wonder, then, that women, generally, […] Read more…

Best podcasts for working moms

top podcasts for working moms

Podcasts are more popular than ever. They’re interesting and intriguing. Funny and entertaining.  For working moms, they’re a great way to inject knowledge and fresh perspectives while multi-tasking. Listen while making school lunches, commuting to or from work, folding the laundry,  relaxing in the bath or really anywhere in between. Plus, they offer new insights and […] Read more…

6 ways you can press for progress on gender equality

Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum reported that we are more than 200 years away from achieving gender parity. An unfortunate outcome considering women have already been fighting for equality for more than a 100 years. With all that’s happened in the past year with movements like #MeToo #TimesUp, #PressforProgress and more, women are […] Read more…

10 mom skills that will boost your career

At one time, the role of motherhood and raising children was held in high regard. It was a valiant and valuable offering to the community. That started to change as the idea of work evolved – now that we could contribute to our families by earning an income parenting diminished in value. It didn’t earn a […] Read more…

Your 6-step guide to reinvent your career

guide to reinvent your career

For many women, having children and taking time away from our careers to care for them gives us time to pause and reflect. When we do, we come back to our careers with fresh eyes. Many of us return with a renewed zeal for the career we had built and the work we love. For […] Read more…

Win the battle for work-life balance

Women have been told for decades that having a career and a family is a zero sum game. To be successful as a mother requires sacrifices on the job front. And, those who are successful at work, well, they likely have someone else raising their kids. It’s a story as old as time – or […] Read more…

5 questions to help you negotiate successfully

Being a good negotiator can make a big difference to anyone’s career. Yet for working mothers (and working parents, overall), knowing how to negotiate successfully is critical to balancing work, family and everything in between. By negotiating you can get what you want, but more importantly, it can help you get what you need – […] Read more…

Working dad stigma: Here’s what you can do about it

“Had to take this call. Can’t leave. Will meet you there. Sorry.” It’s Tuesday night — soccer night in our house — and I’ve received yet another frantic text from Frank. The soccer season started four weeks ago, and every Tuesday since, Frank has sent a text not too dissimilar to this one. Practice starts […] Read more…

Stay professionally fit on maternity leave

Maternity leave and more specifically taking care of a newborn transports us far far away from the world we once knew. Sleepless nights, never-ending feeding sessions and the deep immersion into the world of new mommyhood quickly severs us from the reality we once lived. Yet, too often, we expect to bounce back to the […] Read more…