Beate Chelette in Starting to Know Podcast

In this episode with Ishu Singh, Beate shared how leadership skills can help you bring more impact to your business. Listen to the episode here.

Isn’t it somewhat unbelievable that, in 2019, we still see that women are not advancing equally with men in the workplace? And how do you feel about working mothers as the least likely to get those deserved promotions?

In this video, I explain why there seems to be such a strong bias against working moms. And, yes, it makes no sense at all! What’s worse is there are even more noticeable negative thoughts about a mother who takes some time to stay at home with her young children. Why do employers have this impression that women forget what they know and lose their intelligence and competency when they become a mother? Does that even make any sense? Of course, it does not. And yet, this deep sense that a working mother is a less useful employee is very present in our work world and this factor, more than anything else, contributes to the lopsided representation you see in upper management throughout businesses today.

When the video went live, I received eighty comments, from men – who believe that mothers disqualify themselves from promotion simply by having a child. Only twenty comments were suitable for all audiences. I never seize to be amazed.

These are –hopefully– unconscious, unrecognized and unfounded negative stereotypes that cause serious issues for mom employee rights. Watch this video, review the data and the comments, and consider your own hiring choices, your own biases, your own behavior. If you find that you’ve also been affected by this way of thinking, now is your chance to reform. Fair promotion in the workplace means that working moms get equal opportunity rather than being relegated to the side as less committed, less capable and less worthy.

Comment, share and help spread the work. I welcome your thoughts, stories and support for those many, many moms who work and deserve better.


Let’s Grow,


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.

To book Beate to speak or train please connect here.

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