No one can balance the family budget, manage a slew of family members’ schedules and, in the era of COVID-19, work from home while facilitating at-home e-learning, cooking and cleaning like a working mother. That’s why one organization is pushing for motherhood to be recognized for what it really is: a training ground for leadership in all its forms. And we couldn’t agree more!
HeyMama is launching a campaign to urge working moms to add “motherhood” to their résumés. Women are struggling to either stay employed or re-enter a workforce that has long been unkind to moms, well before the many challenges brought on by COVID-19. Working mothers face employment bias, but together, mothers can combat these stigmas head-on by advertising from the get-go that they’re working mothers who have additional strengths as employees.
It’s time to recognize the unique skill sets that being a mother can bring to leadership roles. Workers are in demand, and now is the time to proudly declare that being a mom doesn’t take away from your abilities as an employee or an entrepreneur. In fact, it enhances them. Therefore, take a few moments today to think about the skill sets that make you a desirable job candidate — and how they relate to being a working mom — and consider adding “Mother” to your résumé!
Learn From Women Leaders in Travel and Hospitality
We have another great opportunity coming up for you to learn from women leaders outside of the retail industry. Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s sister brand, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, is hosting its May Virtual Exchange event this Thursday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Attend the event for live discussions on steps to achieve diversity and inclusion within an organization, how to be a fearless women leader, and more from executives at Delta Air Lines, Expedia Group, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Royal Caribbean Group, among others. Learn more about the complimentary virtual event and register here!