No my friends… this is not about me!!!
I just just happen to have a plethora of beautiful mommy-to-be friends right now both in and outside of the workplace. I also recently watched this TED talks video below by Sheryl Sandberg – the current COO of Facebook – on “Why we have too few female leaders”.
TED Talks – Why we have too few women leaders
It got me thinking about:
- balancing being a woman, mother/mother-to-be & work
- advancing in the workplace
- how style (and maybe a ‘style check out’ – I’ll talk more about this later) is connected to success in the workplace
For those of us who have the ‘motherhood’ brownie patch…
In Sheryl’s TED talk she says one of the biggest reasons women don’t make up more than 15% of C-level (ie. CEO/COO) positions out there is because we get “baby on the brain” and mentally check out of the climb.
She says that even before women get pregnant (and sometimes before they are married) this ‘baby on the brain’ can consume their lives. Of course, this is totally natural and not a bad thing…unless you consider how other people in the workplace may be reading this.
Considering that women in the workplace are only off for 3months as well and they are worried about missing the boat on promotions – what do Canadian mommies do when they take a whole year off and then need extra months to ease back in because they haven’t had a conversation with an adult in 12 months!
So what I’m saying here ladies…. is that your shouldn’t disqualify yourself from achieving workplace success before others have discounted you.
Getting ahead, getting noticed and staying noticed is hard enough so despite your growing belly… so try to keep your head and style in the game by dressing the part until you go.
Here are some awesome maternity options that will grow with you:
Sleeveless belted Maternity Tunic – $29.99
Ok! That’s it for now my baby mamas!
Remember – do it for the sisterhood. Let’s replace those bums at the top and run this joint on estrogen for a while. Stay checked in at the workplace and let them know you’re here to stay with your maternity work wear wardrobe.