Getting Help For Working Moms
The pandemic has affected all sectors of the population, but one particularly hard-hit group is the working moms, who are now facing difficult choices about how best to care for their kids while still bringing in enough money to support their family. This question of finding a decent quality of work-life balance is not going to have an easy solution, and it will be different for everyone. In this video, I ask a simple question: How are mothers handling this crisis?
In a recent study of 550 private and nonprofit organizations, the company Willis Towers Watson found that amongst employers with over 100 employees, less than one third have a plan in place to help women figure out childcare, 50% don’t offer any kind of resources for women, and 66% say that that doesn’t mean they have to adjust their performance expectations for women. With so little regard for working moms, how are they to maintain a healthy quality of work-life balance? There seems to be an expectation that women will be able to handle anything that gets thrown their way. But with employers offering limited or no assistance, and schools reopening in the fall, working mothers are going to have before them a herculean task: figuring out how to do remote working while still being present enough to provide adequate care for their children.
So, with the lack of resources and assistance for working moms, what do you need in order to feel supported? What kind of help would be necessary for you to be able to achieve a healthy quality of work-life balance? Let’s start a discussion. I look forward to hearing from you!
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business, and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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