Attending the needs of our children and responding to the demands of work may leave us with a sense of stripping us apart - especially when there can seem to be so many demands of both, often times appearing to be in conflict.In the effort to manage and give your energy to both, you may begin to wonder where time and energy for you are in the middle of all of it.
“As you join the profession, don’t lose sight of your ambition—continue to plan for growth and upskilling to stay relevant—but remember to keep a view to long-term goals and balance professional and personal needs to avoid burn out,” says Satyavati Berera, COO of PwC in India.
“I recommend any young professional have a plan, but be open to unforeseen opportunities and pivot as needed,” says Katten Partner Lily Chinn.
In honor of Women’s History Month, it’s important we take the time to celebrate our accomplishments and the progress we have made as working women but also to reflect on the work that lies ahead so women in all professions, particularly in the legal field and others that are traditionally male dominated, can achieve gender parity and equity – especially at the leadership and partnership levels.
I had always wanted a sports car.A few years ago, I finally purchased one. Before I wrote the check for the down payment, my husband cautioned me that the car I wanted was available only with a manual transmission. I had never driven a manual, but I said, “No problem, I’ll learn.”
You can’t plan every detail of your career, says Jennifer Signori. “When I first started, I thought I had my future all mapped out, but you realize over time that there will be twists and turns, and you sometimes have to take a step back to make a leap forward,” she says.