Recalibrate

Choose who you are:

I’m trying to figure out what to do

You are not alone. Many high achieving women have shared with us that when they take a break to have children, the ‘goal achieving’ DNA is so deeply embedded into their systems that at many levels, their children’s activities and lives become their ‘projects’. It is very easy to get sucked into micro-managing the children’s lives within and outside of school.

So. Break out of it. Start exploring options. Look at what suits you best. It could be a full-time role, or even just freelance projects. Speak to other women in your shoes here.

I know what I want, but I don’t know where to start

Let’s say you consulted for a big firm until you took a break a few years ago. Or you studied law, or programming or rocket science. The point is, you were shining and on the path to ‘go places’.

The biggest reason most women don’t get back to work is because they don’t know how ‘relevant’ they are anymore. And whilst we know that the career break will most likely take you back at a lower level, our focus groups and interactions have found that most women were reconciled to going back at a lower salary, but definitely did not want to go back and work for their juniors.

Don’t underestimate yourself. You have several transferable skills which would be invaluable to businesses. Find a mentor here, get ideas on how to update your skills, or join an Act here.

I’m back to work but it’s really hard

Kudos to you. And of course it is hard. So many women that we speak to are struggling to manage child-care, day-care, ailing parents, a work-life balance or even just retaining some sanity.

Get support from other women just like you – have conversations on day-care and creches, discuss the other issues you are facing. Find your tribe. Join an Act here.

Connect

The Acts comprise of small, hand-picked groups of like-minded women, who share similar concerns. The women share some commonality either in terms of concerns, stage of career or looking to expand their network constructively. Membership to the closed groups and creating these spheres of peace and non-judgment allows women to grow. Through the focus groups we have run and moderated we have discovered that it is the most effective way to begin your Second Act.

This format takes into account busy lives and unforgiving schedules and allows you to build networking into your weekly schedule. Having ongoing conversations and having your own little band of cheerleaders is an incredible way to get through a stressful day. We know, we have been there. We have your back.

We can drive change only together.

Life experience matters.

Parenting significantly augments a skill-set.

There should never be a motherhood penalty.

Own your choices.

Let's be the best versions of ourselves.

Recalibrate

Choose who you are:

I’m trying to figure out what to do

You are not alone. Many high achieving women have shared with us that when they take a break to have children, the ‘goal achieving’ DNA is so deeply embedded into their systems that at many levels, their children’s activities and lives become their ‘projects’. It is very easy to get sucked into micro-managing the children’s lives within and outside of school.

So. Break out of it. Start exploring options. Look at what suits you best. It could be a full-time role, or even just freelance projects. Speak to other women in your shoes here.

I know what I want, but I don’t know where to start

Let’s say you consulted for a big firm until you took a break a few years ago. Or you studied law, or programming or rocket science. The point is, you were shining and on the path to ‘go places’.

The biggest reason most women don’t get back to work is because they don’t know how ‘relevant’ they are anymore. And whilst we know that the career break will most likely take you back at a lower level, our focus groups and interactions have found that most women were reconciled to going back at a lower salary, but definitely did not want to go back and work for their juniors.

Don’t underestimate yourself. You have several transferable skills which would be invaluable to businesses. Find a mentor here, get ideas on how to update your skills, or join an Act here.

I’m back to work but it’s really hard

Kudos to you. And of course it is hard. So many women that we speak to are struggling to manage child-care, day-care, ailing parents, a work-life balance or even just retaining some sanity.

Get support from other women just like you – have conversations on day-care and creches, discuss the other issues you are facing. Find your tribe. Join an Act here.

Connect

The Acts comprise of small, hand-picked groups of like-minded women, who share similar concerns. The women share some commonality either in terms of concerns, stage of career or looking to expand their network constructively. Membership to the closed groups and creating these spheres of peace and non-judgment allows women to grow. Through the focus groups we have run and moderated we have discovered that it is the most effective way to begin your Second Act.

This format takes into account busy lives and unforgiving schedules and allows you to build networking into your weekly schedule. Having ongoing conversations and having your own little band of cheerleaders is an incredible way to get through a stressful day. We know, we have been there. We have your back.

We can drive change only together.

Life experience matters.

Parenting significantly augments a skill-set.

There should never be a motherhood penalty.

Own your choices.

Let's be the best versions of ourselves.