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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 […]

7 Work-Life Balance Tips For Working Moms

As millennial women, we have been told all sorts. You can’t have it all. You have to choose between a career and a family. Work-life balance is unattainable. It’s a myth. And many others. But it’s 2017 and in case you haven’t noticed, women have been breaking glass ceilings in their careers WHILST managing a […]

7 Work-Life Balance Tips For Working Moms

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: pewsocialtrends.org) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

6 Goals You Should Set This Year

I just want to be good at what I do. I want to be a good engineer. A good wife. A good mama. A good writer/blogger. I want to be a good friend. A good child of God. A good daughter. A good sister. Cousin. I want to earn a decent income.   But “good” […]

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