Sunday, September 07, 2008

Mojo Mom Podcast with Balancing Professionals

We have a new podcast up and I think it's a good one.

Listen to the podcast now:

Amy and Sheryl discuss the successes of their Mojo Circle, a group of ten women who have met monthly for two years now. The group has a shared background as mothers, but when we meet we talk primarily about entrepreneurship, and serve as a sounding board for each other.

Amy and Sheryl talk about the keys to success in forming a group, and you can also find resources in the free Mojo Mom Party Kit on

Then Amy talks to Kella Hatcher, co-founder of Balancing Professionals and expert on alternative work arrangements (flex-time, telecommuting--the strategies that allow people to get their work done and have a life, too!).

Balancing Professionals will be presenting a Career On-Ramping workshop in conjunction with the Carolina Parent Women@Work event in Durham, North Carolina on September 17, 2008.

A few more details about the Carolina Parent Women@Work event on the 17th. The event has two parts, the morning breakfast featuring a keynote talk by one of my favorite authors, Pamela Stone, the sociologist who wrote Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home. Her book is one of the most important motherhood books in recent years, because she did actual research investigating why women leave the workforce. She delves into the complicated mix of pushes and pulls that send mothers home. Pamela is a compassionate, mercifully polemic-free writer and speaker. We really needed a true sociologist to help us cut through the media static that clouded discussions about "Mommy Wars" and "Opting Out" storylines.

The morning event also covers the presentation of Carolina Parent magazine's Family Friendly Company Awards to local businesses, nominated by our readers and selected in partnership with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Then, at 11 am, Balancing Professionals will begin their lunchtime Career On-Ramping workshop at the convention center just a few blocks away. If you are thinking of returning to work but are not sure of the steps along the journey back, this is the event for you.

A separate registration is required for each event which can be accomplished on the Carolina Parent website. I am very excited because this is basically my dream day of events, and I didn't have to lift a finger to make it happen.

I'll definitely be at the breakfast, so if you see me, sit down and we'll get a Mojo Table going!

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