Interview

Paula Parkes at Adobe shares her realities of juggling an APAC role, a toddler and a newborn.

Paula Parkes,  Senior director, enterprise marketing, Asia Pacific, Adobe. Number of kids: Two Age of kids: 2 years, 7 months; newborn

 

Book Review

Rushing Woman’s Syndrome

Dr Libby Weaver takes us through the biochemical impact of rushing and the toll it takes on our health across a range of perspectives including physical, hormonal, emotional, and mental.

 

Story

How to motivate your children to do sport and fit it into your busy schedule

We all know how important sport is for children. Not only is it integral for their health, they also learn important life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship.

 

Interview

Elinor Prevost thrives in her successful corporate travel career while raising a young family

Elinor Prevost, Corporate Travel Management. Age: 35 Number of kids: 1 Age of kids: 2.5

 

Book Review

Dare to Lead Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts

From a business and a personal perspective I found this book to be inspiring; a great reminder that leadership isn’t about titles or power but accountability for realising the potential in others.

 

Story

Transitioning back to work after having a baby

Returning to work after having a baby generally comes with a range of conflicting emotions. While some new mums are excited to return to work, others may dread it. Regardless of your motivation or the amount of support you receive, the transition often comes with a side of guilt.

 

Interview

Jo Mathews finds a flexible culture and clear communication help her get the right balance between her HR career and her family

Jo Mathews, Director of People and Culture, Crossmark. Age: 39 Number of kids: two Age of kids: Five years (son) and three years (daughter)

 

Story

Preparing for maternity leave

For many women, being pregnant is exciting and a time to cherish. However, it can also be stressful because the list of things to organise can seem never-ending, from arranging the baby’s room and buying loads of baby gear to updating your wills and insurance.

 

Interview

How Audrey Barucchi found balance with a company that shares her values and supports her need for flexibility

Audrey Barucchi, marketing manager, Calix. Number of kids: Two Age of kids: A seven-year-old son and 15-month-old daughter.

 

Book Review

Woman Kind: Unlocking the Power of Women Supporting Women

This well researched book shares experiences surrounding Kirsten’s #CelebratingWomen campaign in 2017, together with a call to find our voices.