Category: Career

Thank you for showing up

My boss just thanked me simply for showing up. Not for working hard or coming up with good ideas. Not for being risk management extraordinaire (that’s a thing in lawyer world). Not for being an awesome employee (I’m that too, by the way).  For showing up. And showing up late at that…

What is flexible working?

True flexible work is the ability to choose when, where and how we work. Flexible work is not just for mums. It enables all workers to better manage all the parts of their life while at the same time improving productivity, commitment and loyalty to their employer. Flexible working is the future of work…

How I Flex #WorkThatWorks

Other than the odd social media post here and there, I don’t post much about my day-to-day life as a career mum. So, in line with my new commitment to sharing more of my personal career mum journey, here’s what you may have missed…

A rose by any other name …

If you’ve followed me for a while (I’ve been blogging for a year already – where did that time go!?), you’ll know that I’ve changed my blog name more times than I care to remember. I’m not good with names and I couldn’t think of something that embodies what I want to represent, so I’ve decided to just stick to my…

5 things I do differently to other working mums

I love being a career-mum. Like, really love it. What do I do differently to other working mums that helps me love my life? Here’s my list…

The art of saying no

Saying ‘no’ is an art that many people struggle with – they don’t want to let others down, miss out on opportunities or jeapordise a relationship – but it is a valuable skill to master and it doesn’t have to be difficult…

5 (more) TED Talks for working women

I love a good TED​ Talk. Maybe a little too much. I also love lists. So, here is a list of five (more) TED Talks for women who work…

An inspiring leader: Sallyanne Atkinson on women, expectations and life

Sallyanne Atkinson’s interview on Mamamia’s podcast I Don’t Know How She Does It had me sitting up, listening intently. I was fascinated by her journey and her attitude to life. Here are my favourite quotes from that interview…

5 TED Talks to inspire working women

We all need a little inspiration from time to time. From leadership to time management and work-life balance (or are we calling it work-life mix these days?), here are 5 of my favourite TED Talks to motivate and inspire working women…

Should we leave our personal life at home?

We’re often told that we should keep our personal lives separate from our work lives, but I don’t agree that we should leave our personal lives at the door when we go to work. In fact, I think we should encourage employees and colleagues to share more about their personal lives. Here’s why…