As a mum who had been out of the workforce for a couple years, Natalie didn’t feel that it would be easy to find an employer who would give her a part time job opportunity, especially given the type of work that she had done previously.
Women and Work
A partner’s guide to returning to work after an extended mat leave.
This is for the husbands, the partners, the fathers out there.
Regardless of the challenges that motherhood or being a working mum has thrown at me, I feel more empowered than ever. It’s the feeling of accomplishment. I am a working mother who is devoted to her children but is also passionate about building her career. I have FlexCareers to thank for that.
I’m a part-time working mum so I’m in the office only a few days a week. On my work days, I’m in charge of the daycare pick ups. I’m going to assume you’re good at math and you’ve probably done the calculations by now, but what this means is that my time at work is pretty limited, tightly scheduled. And when I’m there I want to make it count.
There’s a few things we can each do – simple practical things – that will make each and every pay decision aim firmly at breaking the disparity.
Women entrepreneurs are generally more successful in their campaigns. They are shown to be more energetic than men, receive more investors per campaign and a higher average donation value, raising 10.75% more money than male-run campaigns.
More than half of Australian women have been discriminated against in the workplace for being a mum, a study has shown.
As part of the 75 per cent of Australian mothers who juggle motherhood and a career I am always on the lookout for smarter ways to manage my time.
Michaela has taken the leap from corporate life into running her own executive coach and image consultancy to have more control over her time. She is a massive advocate for flexible working and hence why she is an active member of our community.
Research conducted by FlexCareers reveals that workplace discrimination is rife in today’s businesses and is creating an often untold burden for women at a time of their lives when they should be celebrating motherhood, rather than battling for their rights to either work or take time off to settle into this phase of their life.
Women are amazing, strong resilient and capable of so much more than they think – but what holds them back is exactly that – how they think.
Vanessa has enjoyed a flexible work arrangement whilst being a single mum to her young daughter. She reveals that she wishes she had worked less while her daughter was awake in those early years but her circumstances didn’t always allow for that.
There’s often an assumption that a large career gap counts as a black mark, and in a competitive hiring market many professionals lack confidence and clarity on how best to approach their job search.
The first thing to do is to work on your confidence
Liz had a successful fifteen-year marketing career at two of Australia’s leading companies. On the day she walked out the door to start a family, she planned a one year break with an expectation of walking back into work and picking up where she left off. Ten years later and four amazing children, she rejoined the workforce.
All of these breaks in careers, are actually just life momentarily taking precedence over career. They all add something really cool to who we are, what we know, and what we can do
Leah owns her own Law Firm which has allowed her the flexibility she needs to practice law and be a Mum two young boys. Leah’s perspective on the work/life balance is coloured by her IVF journey. While Leah experiences her own guilt of being a working Mum, she has some practical advice on how to keep the balance from tipping too far towards work.
Bored of the corporate rat race? Dragging yourself out of bed getting more difficult each day? Game face getting rough around the edges?
Plenty of people thrive in the corporate world, but it isn’t for everyone. There never used to be much of an alternative.
Lisa is a busy full time worker and mum to two busy boys aged 5 and 3 years old. She bravely admits she feels guilty being away from her kids and would love a part time role.
Becky is mum to two very busy dancing daughters 12 y.o. Jessie and 10 y.o. Kate. She is a member of the FlexCommunity even though she runs her own business.
For us here at FlexCareers, today marks an exciting moment in our company’s short history.