6 Tips For Career Planning (With Kids!)

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Most millennial women–and twice as many millennial women as millennial men- see becoming a parent as an impediment to their careers. Among working women with children, more than half say that being a working parent has made it harder for them to advance in their careers; only 16% of men said the same. (source: pewsocialtrends.org) […]

4 Ways Moms Make The Best Team Players

A good place to start being a good team player would be with this video: It captures the first principle of good teamwork: good followership to whoever is the leader. To follow the leader you need to believe in her vision. You need to interpret it in a way that beneficial for you and the […]

Employer Review for Working Mums: ExxonMobil Nigeria

Company Profile ExxonMobil is involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; the manufacture of petroleum products; and the transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. ExxonMobil is a major manufacturer and marketer of commodity and specialty petrochemicals and also has interest in electric power generation facilities. […]

The 4 Types of Mentors You Should Have

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In her book, Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg makes a counterintuitive point about mentors. Shift your thinking from “If I get a mentor, I’ll excel” to “If I excel, I will get a mentor.”  It’s an important distinction to make when career building and it’s a tip that is as effective in Nigeria as it is […]

Working Mum’s Guide To Working From Home

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At some point, you decide whether you want to stay at home and be your child’s full-time caregiver or return to full-time employment. A working mum can choose to combine both by working from home. When you go off to a place of employment, your full attention can be on just the tasks you’ve been […]

High-Impact CVs for Working Moms

“I need a new job.” Alero announces as she slides into the cafeteria booth beside her friends, all working moms at various stages in their careers. “That bad, uh?” Yinka gives her a sympathetic side-hug. “What did your boss do this time?” “Remember that assignment I wanted? The one to develop a new strategy for […]