Is it possible to be successful as a mother and as a professional? Of course! Today, the role of women has left behind the years where being a homemaker was a dominant idea. According to the International Labor Organization, in 2017 the participation of women in the labor market within the American continent reached 117 million, which represented more than 50% of labor inclusion, a historical record.
Gender inequality in the workplace continues to decline, which means greater support and awareness for working mothers. But even with this positive change in constant motion, motherhood still represents a challenge for women who make this decision and who wish to continue their profession. Work is a fundamental factor in the quality of life of all human beings, essential both psychologically and emotionally, therefore, mothers should not have to choose between taking care of their children or being professionally successful. It is possible to do both, and much easier, if they are supported by companies to develop flexible work policies designed especially for them. We know that this dilemma is more than complicated, but we also know that you are capable of finding the motivation and security you need to start this new journey. You can take the first step by reflecting on these 3 points:
If your goal really is to succeed in your professional career then go for it. Many successful women found that motherhood did not mean moving away from that goal, on the contrary, it became the most powerful motivational aspect.
GET ORGANIZED AND FIND YOUR MOMENTS
Passion matters, but without a precise organization and planning of tasks and responsibilities, things will get quite complicated. Schedules will be more important than ever, and that includes being able to set moments of rest and relaxation - tireless super moms don't exist.
PRIORITIZE AND DELEGATE
Set goals and unshakable commitments for both work and your family, making decisions will be easier if you plan as far in advance as possible. Recognize when the situation is overwhelming you and don't be afraid to ask your partner, friends or family for help. A little extra help will always be needed. Achieving these life goals will require more focus than ever and a special commitment, but be motivated by recognizing that facing great challenges will always bring unmatched benefits.