Magazine article Working Mother

Secret Habits of Highly Successful Moms

Magazine article Working Mother

Secret Habits of Highly Successful Moms

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We asked members of the Working Mother Smart Mom Council who work in the financial industry to share their best advice for managing the rigors of work and family. Here's how 267 say they do it:

Pay your dues first, before you have children. There's less time to devote to work when there are children at home, so if you "do your killer hours before kids," as one mother suggests, you can settle into a manageable schedule later. As another mom notes, "I dont feel bad about leaving the office at a normal hour and am not penalized for it because I have already established myself with the company."

Know your priorities. Several moms say thaf s the key to achieving work/life balance. But you also need to put a great support system in place-including excellent child care. Nearly eight in ten finance moms told us their company helped them manage challenges they've faced along the way. …

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