Managing both a successful career and a happy family can be tricky for parents. In a recent article, Forbes refers to “mommy wars”, this intense divide between stay-at-home mums and working mothers. It may sound rather unimportant, but it’s actually a complicated societal issue with gender inequality at work, guilt
We’re so over the working mums vs stay at home mums debate – if that’s what you were expecting to read, you’ll be disappointed. At Mothers Who Work, we really aren’t advocates of pitching working mums against stay-at-home mums. But we do believe in showing mums how they can stay
Re-entering the workplace isn’t an easy task, especially if you’ve spent the past few years drowning in a sea of nappies, LEGO bricks and ABC books. In this technological age, becoming a valued member of the workforce could mean learning entirely new programmes and systems. It’s not so much a
Balancing work and parenting can be hard for most people, but there can be a multitude of additional challenges if you are the parent of a child with special needs. Ensuring that you are supported throughout this process and beyond is incredibly important:
No matter how accommodating your workplace is towards working mothers, there’s one thing that’s certain – being out of the loop for even a year can feel like the tectonic plates of the Earth are shifting underneath you. The guy who used to make you coffee is now in management.
If you’ve been out of the world of work for a while, or are undergoing a career change it’s you may be struggling to get you foot in the door with an employer. Have you thought of going on an internship or work experience? It’s not just for the twenty
Arguably, engineering is still a field that makes most people think of one dominated by male workers. This is not surprising when the number of women going into the profession is still relatively low compared to their male counterparts. However, women are still following the engineer career path and enjoying
If you have a passion for organisation and numbers, and you don’t mind putting in plenty of hard work, a career in accountancy could be for you. Work in this field can be rewarding and challenging, and it is often highly paid. However, rising up the ranks is not always
Today, David Cameron’s Conservative Party won the General Election, and his arch enemies Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband lost out bitterly. If you’ve ever lost out to a colleague when you both tried out for a promotion, you’ll understand what the Labour Party, Liberal Democrats and the there parties are
Is it ever too late to change your career? Well, only if you say so. The term ‘mature student’ was coined for a reason – to give anyone who decided (in adult life) that they wanted to change careers to have the opportunity to do just that. If you think
Life often doesn’t turn out quite like you expect, whether because of a change in circumstances or lack of opportunities. This might mean that you don’t pursue your dream career; with children to look after it’s not always easy to undertake further studying, and you of course need to have
Applying for flexible working can be daunting – especially if your boss has already tried to put you off the idea verbally. But a conversation in passing shouldn’t stop you from making a statutory application.