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I was in good shape, so I worked up to about the last day. My boss got nervous when I was really big at the end. LOL. I picked a last day just before my delivery date. Went for a slow swim of maybe four laps across a pool. Delivered that weekend. Awesome. Definitely maximize your leave. I negotiated using vacation in the afternoon so I would go to work and come home at noon until baby was three months old. Such an important time.
Any good working-mom conferences in the NYC area? Would like to go to some and meet other women in the area.
Does anyone know a good place to find part-time job listings? I am trying to transition from a full-time role into a part-time one with my current company but in case that doesn't work out I am trying to have a back-up plan and start interviewing...thanks!
Try The Second Shift. It's for women who are looking for consulting work. They match you with opportunities based on your skill and it's up to you whether or not you would like to pitch for it.
Flexjobs is a place where you can find some part-time and remote jobs but I haven't ever used it b/c they charge a fee for it
I'm really nervous about telling my boss I'm pregnant...I work at a non-profit that helps children and am surrounded by women but none have taken maternity leave here and my boss is woman but has no kids. Any advice on how to break the news?
Soooo many women feel this way. I'm a second time mom and I'm still scared to break the news! It's amazing...I think of myself as confident but I think the reality is that people judge you when you're pregnant and thats why were all so nervous about sharing the news
I am in this same situation. Boss and everyone that I work does not have children under the age of 25. It is so intimidating when you are the first and only to go down this road at the workplace. All of the advice is 'talk to coworkers who have taken maternity leave'. I haven't said anything to anyone yet, too scared that this point....
Does anyone have any advice about what to do when you're implicitly excluded from activities at work? Eg. a couple guys I know (I work in finance) are going on a sailing day with clients but I don't know how to and feel like I can't just tag along even though it's a really great opp to bond
Have you directly expressed your desire to be included? Time to speak up, even if it's a simple, "hey, can I get a ride along with one of you" to let them know you'd like to be included, even if it's not something you're an expert at yourself. It will be a great opportunity to bond and get to know clients and colleagues outside of work.
This is one of those frustrating situations where if there's no upside in complaining, your a kill-joy if you do and if you feel helpless but there's not realistically a lot you can do
I think you should try to organize something else rather than try to force it to work...
Does anyone take a digital break over the weekend or found a way to tell your manager that you won't really be available on the weekends to answer emails quickly? I want to have the conversation but not sure how to start it without looking bad...
I never check email on weekends, and almost never check them when I get home. Everyone else on my team does check them, but no one has said anything about the fact that I clearly don't. I realize that when you reach a certain level, people expect you to be reachable at all hours. I honestly would start by pretending you have a trip that weekend and really won't have time to check anything. If nothing explodes while you're off email, keep trying it until it becomes the expectation.
Test the waters first. Tell your manager that your upcoming weekend plans will include being off the grid - perhaps you are going to the mountains for a hike or to the beach (wink, wink). Then set your out of office message on. See how it goes and then start doing this more often until you have in effect, trained your manager.
I do but I don't tell anyone! Figure it's better to ask forgivness than permission
Hey did anyone else read this article? It totally resonated with me: "http://fortune.com/2016/05/23/sallie-krawcheck-helping-women/"
When did people tell their bosses at work or HR that they were pregnant? It seems like generally my friends try to hide their news as long as possible but just curious whether that's really the consensus
Hi everyone, I'm a female founder (mid-20's) and keep hearing horror stories about fundraising and VCs hitting on people. I'm really worried about this and wondered if anyone had any advice on how to figure out who to avoid and how to deal with stuff like thiis
I don't think you can avoid this really, because you don't know who is going to do it and I think if you'er really serious about your startup, you can't let this stop you approaching a VC or prospective employer. Sadly, it's about having a thick skin and then talking about it later (either anonymously or publicly if you feel comfortable)....
I'm feeling bored and frustrated with my job, but I don't feel like I can look for something else because I have have earned a lot of flexibility and leeway in my time here. Is it possible to get a great new job where I can still have flexibility? (for example, work from home on friday?) Any advice on how I can begin to find it?
If you really want something more interesting but with similar flexibility, there's really no way to know whether this is a pipe dream or a potential reality without starting to look for a new job. In my experience, flexible working (or remote working) can be advertised up-front at some companies that have very strong flexible work cultures (e.g. Dell which is in my industry). But I think that's the minority of companies so you have to be wary...you will probably not get any good answers about flexible work hours until you're pretty far along an interview process.