Vacations Are Great For Your Career. Here’s How.

I can imagine the look on my boss’s face as I make the argument for going on leave. Because this is Nigeria. We agree in principle that yes, vacations are good and workers need times for rest. On the other hand, the work pressures make it seem like there’s no good time to go on […]

5 Things I Learned From Failing At Work 

The year I gave birth to my son was the year I got my worst performance ranking. To be fair, it wasn’t a bad ranking. It was average. But when you have a reputation as a high performer, average feels like a death blow to your career. To adjust to my new family circumstances, I […]

5 Things I Learned From Failing At Work

Lifelong Learning: 5 Lies You Tell Yourself

What comes to mind when you think of “lifelong learning”? Did you just wrinkle your nose (a.k.a. yinmu)? Did you roll your eyes? Did you give a defeated sigh? I know the feeling. Some of your feelings might be valid but here are some thoughts you might have that are definitely wrong. 1. I have […]

Lifelong Learning: 5 Lies You Tell Yourself

5 Ways Working Moms Can Find Time To Listen To Podcasts and TED Talks.

We get it. There’s simply not enough hours in a day. Between getting ready for work, dropping the kids at school, beating traffic, making dinner…phew! It’s definitely not enough. I mean where is the time to do other things? It’s so easy to get absorbed in this routine that we forget to make time for […]

5 Ways Working Moms Can Find Time To Listen To Podcasts and TED Talks.

10 TED Talks You Need To Watch As A Working Mom

TED Talks, which have been around since the 1980s, are influential 18-minute videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity. TED actually stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. They’re famously known to inspire, motive and evoke creativity or passion as the case may be. For millennials, it has become the go-to resource for […]

10 TED Talks You Should Watch As A Working Mom

6 Tips For Career Planning (With Kids!)

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: […]

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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 […]

The 4 Types of Mentors You Should Have

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

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 […]

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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 […]