Tag: career

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” […]