Posts tagged pay gap
Working moms can’t have it all – but they can have this instead

So many women today were raised believing that one day we could have it all, that we could do it all. But what is that isn’t really true? What is working moms can’t have it all? What do we do instead? Can we still find happiness? Live a balanced and fulfilled life? Here are 8 reasons we can’t have it all (backed by science) and 6 things you can do to improve your work-life balance.

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7 tips to navigate your career changes

If you are at a career crossroads it can feel overwhelming. You might feel excited, but also scared and daunted by all the possibilities or the lack of possibilities. I’m there. I found out my colleague at work (a woman with virtually the same job) makes 47% more money than me, I’ve quit my job, I’ve started my own company. I’m not going to lie though and say it’s easy. It’s hard to make a big life change. It’s hard to venture into the unknown. It’s hard to make life-changing decisions, even if you know it’s for the best.

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5 Lessons I learned while making a career change

After 7 years in an awesome job, I found out I was massively underpaid. I’ve decided to quit my job. It is a HUGE leap that I've decided to quit my very good job and take a risk and start my own consulting company. I'm not good at asking for help. I'm not good at sharing deep fears. But this was a huge leap and I had no choice but to ask for help. The results were unbelievable.

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How I transformed my fear, quit my job and started my own company

After almost 7 years in the same role, I'm about to quit my job. A couple of months ago, I found out that I was paid 47% less money than my colleague with the same job. I don't have a new job lined up, instead I'm starting my own company. I'm excited, really excited. If you get me talking about what I want to do, I am so passionate.

But I'm also scared.

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What happened when I found out my colleague was paid 47% more than me

Things were going well. My second child, a rainbow baby was almost a year old. Then, by accident, I found out I was vastly underpaid. My counterpart, a woman who had a similar job to mine made 47% more money than I did. I was shocked. I was angry. After a few weeks,I started doing the thing I do best – I started reading everything I could about women, leadership, pay, and careers.

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