In this episode we are celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 by hearing from a range of women leaders from varied industries about their experience and advice on women progressing in their careers beyond motherhood. When we see examples of other people making the type of progress that we would love to make, we are inspired to take steps towards our dreams and goals.
We hear from the following amazing ladies:
Katy Fridman – Flexible Working for People Like Me is a Facebook group set up in February 2018 by founder Katy Fridman, ex Marketing Director for Microsoft Advertising. Frustrated by the lack of flexible working opportunities available, Katy wanted to create a community of like-minded business professionals who had strong careers
pre-kids and now required some flexibility at work to maintain their careers as well
as a healthy work/ life balance.
Lydia Rumley – Lydia is a Surrey–based brand consultant specialising in the creation of attention–grabbing brand identities and brand stories that elevate businesses, setting them apart from their competitors and cutting through today‘s digital noise. Lydia established Light Switch in 2013, after spending 20 years working in PR and communications in the corporate world. Today she uses her storytelling expertise to help small, creative and entrepreneurial businesses stand out from the crowd.
Sian Heath-Halley – Sian works in Sales Enablement for Gartner Consulting. Sian’s background is in legal information and knowledge management, studying English Literature at Lancaster before a postgrad in Information Science at City University, London. She has worked for a number of law firms in London including Clyde & Co, Sidley Austin and Baker & McKenzie, before moving to PwC and later KPMG in Birmingham, chairing the Gender Equality Network in the Midlands at KPMG alongside her day job.
Marlis Huebner – Marlis is the creator of the coaching program Craft1Life for career moms who want to stop being slaves of their business and live ONE thriving career AND family life without cutting short on one or the other.
Miisa Mink – Miisa Mink is the founder and chief doer at DrivenWomen – a fast-growing network for women who want to achieve their goals and dreams, and the creator of Festival Of Doers. She won the We Are The City/ Sunday Times ‘Rising Stars’ in the Diversity category in 2017. She believes we will achieve equality when women start following their dreams and stop waiting for the world to change for them.
Here is what you will learn:
- Lessons learned about working motherhood
- How more women can progress to leadership
- Top career advice for ambitious women
Links & References:
International Women’s Day – #Betterforbalance