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working mum
Working Mum balance featured
31
May

The balance: running an international e commerce business while raising six children

Niamh Barker , Founder, thetravelwrapcompany.com After getting married in 2002 I acquired four young stepchildren and we quickly went on to have another two of our own (as no one was getting any younger!). At the time I was working in a senior role at Pfizer, travelling regularly and juggling all the balls of corporate...
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Julie Hadfield featured
16
May

“How I made Partner” | Julie Hadfield, EY talks to Talking Talent

Fifteen years ago, Julie Hadfield was an accountant at EY, and struggling with low confidence. Now, she is a Partner at EY, mother of three young children, and co-creator of EY Absolute. It wasn’t easy, but she believes a combination of hard work, coaching and grit have empowered her to be more vocal about her...
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Working Mum balance featured
14
May

Can we really have it all?

I’m often asked if women “can really have it all” almost certainly because I’m mother of ten and also that, alongside these children I’ve been carving out a career for myself.  The question is based on a stereotyped harried working mother not doing justice to either her work OR her kids. It’s assumed that both...
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hourglass, time featured
06
May

Four strategies to reclaim your time as a working mum

Ask any working mum and one of the hardest things about combining work and motherhood is often the lack of time. We can feel under siege with competing demands, obligations and distractions.  Too many of us are rushing through each jam-packed day and falling into bed feeling like we’ve not even scratched the surface of...
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Working from home with small children featured
30
Apr

Seven tips on how to be a mother, have a career & not lose your mind

Raising children whilst managing a career, running a house and trying to enjoy life means that us working mums are often left with our sanity hanging in the balance. We want to try and do it all but, unless we have clear strategies to support us in the juggle, we can lose ourselves and our...
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Working Mum balance featured
04
Apr

Why being a working mother is vital for diversity in the workplace

“I recently read that there are more CEOs named John than there are women CEOs. I’m changing my name to John.”   (Overheard at ‘She Runs It’ – Working Mother of the Year Awards, 2017) Seven years ago, I had my first child. I was in my early 30s, and I had worked in the City...
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dancing through the day, busy mum, working mum featured
07
Mar

Nine out of ten women face problems returning to work after having children

A recent survey of 1,000 UK mothers has revealed a continuing lack of support from businesses when it comes to balancing family and work. The survey, undertaken by HR training providers DPG, revealed that nine in ten mothers faced issues when returning to work after maternity leave. The most common problems mothers faced were struggling...
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Working from home with small children featured
06
Mar

What I really think about the term ‘mumpreneur’

In an ideal world, I’d be referred to as the Founder of Messy Me or simply a small business owner. However, people often want to qualify what and who they are referring to. So for those of us who run small businesses and who are also mothers, we are often known as ‘mumpreneurs’. Recently, there...
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