Let’s face it: Burnout is real. It’s everywhere. Working mothers are feeling it, especially in recent years as the COVID-19 pandemic blurred the line between office responsibilities and family duties at home.
Approximately 9.8 million working mothers in the U.S. are suffering from workplace burnout. A reported one million working mothers stopped working altogether during the pandemic. Filling or choosing between these roles isn’t new, but the challenges of current events have made that decision even more difficult.
Women Can Have It All… Just Not Always At The Same Time
Balancing a career with having children is a tale as old as time, especially for women who have to work twice as hard to prove they can be successful as both a parent and a professional. For decades, women have been faced with the decision to choose family or a career, or they can ‘have it all’ but are met with roadblocks, struggles and challenges unique to their position in society.
WIR teamed up with Joann Lublin, author of ‘Power Moms’ and The Wall Street Journal‘s first career advice columnist, and Damaris Santiago, VP of Marketing at Skan, to explore their important insights on this topic.
Watch the episode for advice and expert perspectives on this important topic, moderated by Hana Jacover, Chief Hype Officer and Coach at Hype House Coaching.
What do you think of when you hear the word “superpower”? Captain Marvel flying or Wonder Women deflecting bullets with her special bracelets? Those are technically superpowers, but there’s a whole other category of superpowers that directly pertain to you and what you’re able to accomplish personally and professionally.
Think about the benefits and value that come from better understanding who you are and your inherent strengths as they relate to the workplace. These superpowers can help you partner with others with accuracy, navigate difficult challenges with grace, and move with boldness to deliver needed outcomes.
In our June 2022 event “Cultivating Your Superpower” we dug into this topic starting with an amazing keynote from Theresa Caragol, business influencer and mentor. She discussed how identifying and strengthening your superpowers can help you partner with others with accuracy, navigate difficult challenges with grace, and move with boldness to deliver needed outcomes. Here is a link to that keynote presentation! Have a pen ready because, trust us, you’re going to want to jot down some notes.
For the second half of the event we offered attendees the opportunity to participate in one of ten small roundtable discussions on a superpower of their choice: (1) Amplifying Others, (2) Change Management, (3) Empathy, (4) Executive Presence, (5) Grit, (6) Leadership, (7) Listening, (8) Managing Conflict, (9) Negotiating, and (10) Self Awareness. But because not everyone could attend, and because some people may have more than one superpower we compiled the top takeaways from each discussion and pulled it together into this infographic.