Posted on 16/03/2021 by Joseph Treacy
Guest blog by Leaders Plus
Knowing how to balance a leadership career with raising a young family can often feel like the quest for the holy grail. That’s why so many working parents feel that they have to choose between being a present parent or having a successful career and why so many talented professionals, women in particular, drop off the leadership pipeline after having had children.
But achieving this balance doesn’t have to be a thing of myth. The Leaders Plus Fellowship is specifically designed to support ambitious parents carve out brave new ways of being a parent and leader.
Here, some of our Leaders Plus Fellowship Mentors offer their advice on what has genuinely helped them to forge a successful career whilst enjoying their families.
Flexibility and Transparency
|||TPP Recruitment’s very own COO, Tracey George, talks about the importance of flexible support at home to help face the ever-changing landscape of parenting. “Focus on making your support structures as flexible and agile as possible and adopt that mindset yourself too,” says Tracey. She also encourages you to be open with your managers about what challenges you’re facing especially if they do not have a young family of their own. “Prepare your employer for the ever-evolving journey you are embarking on as a parent - everything changes… all of the time!”|
Let Your Values Be Your Guide
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Leaders Plus Fellowship Programme
The Leaders Plus Fellowship is a 9-month programme specially designed to support working parents to stay on the leadership pipeline whilst enjoying their young families. Fellows have access to a senior leader mentor, a supportive group of like-minded peers, and baby-friendly, online workshops to support you in your career development as a working parent. Register interest for the Programme here.
Become a Mentor
Are you a senior leader who has nurtured your career whilst raising a family? Are you passionate about gender equality and supporting the future talent of work? If you would like to explore becoming a mentor with the Leaders Plus Fellowship then find out more here.