Important White Paper: “Creating an Environment to Thrive; How Companies Support Executive Working Mothers”
I was honored to be interviewed for this very important white paper, written by three female Harvard Business School 2nd year MBAs. I have posted this as a resource on my website, as I found their findings and recommendations spot-on and very useful. The authors’ stated goal was to “better understand the policies, programs and practices that were truly helpful to working mothers so that we could aid our peers in their search for organizations that would support them as they build their careers and raise families.”
This white paper may have been written for the benefit of newly graduating MBAs, but in my opinion it has great relevance to any woman assessing her potential for success within a company, and for employers that want to demonstrate their commitment to this very crucial talent pool. Click here to read: Creating an Environment to Thrive
Below are a number of learning resources my clients have found valuable.
Life Savers (i.e. things I couldn’t live without):
Tungle – I love this free product that helps me schedule time with my clients. No more dozens of emails back and forth trying to find our common availability.
Mary Motz – Blogsite customization and online business consulting services.
FreshDirect – A huge time saver for busy moms, this New York-based service lets you save your grocery list and food shop at 10:00 p.m. in your pjs. Not only do they deliver the groceries to your door, they carry them into the kitchen!
Anne van der Voort – Anne is a Certified Nutritionist and Health Coach who specializes in helping busy working moms maintain and increase their energy. I have done her whole foods cleanse and rely on her sound advice.
Greyston Bakery – I am on the Board for the Greyston Foundation and can attest to the amazing work they are doing helping people in low-income areas get on the path to self-sufficiency. Please think of the Greyston Bakery when sending thank you gifts, corporate gifts, etc. The DoGoodie brownie was one of Oprah’s Favorite Things because of the social mission it supports.
iPhone – need I say more?
Apple One to One – This service is like having unlimited access to your own Apple tutor.