Women 2.0 PITCH
Know what you want and start doing it with an infectious leadership style.
By Mariette Johnson Wharton (Co-Founder & VP Marketing, Vidtel)
Recently The Atlantic featured an article addressing in part the nearly impossible feat for working mothers to have it all (or at least have it all at the same time). The major limiting factor is not a lack of imagination or ambition but often control over one’s own schedule.
Running your own company affords the flexibility that can make that possible, but not everyone is in that position. If you are not an entrepreneur, seek an organization that lets you exert control over your schedule. Assuming you’ve landed in a place that will allow a flexible schedule, let’s get down to advancing your career.
I’ll focus on the startup world, where owing to the fast pace
By Betsy Aoki (Senior Program/Product Manager, Bing)
As a woman in a startup, you are likely familiar with the rollercoaster ups and downs of funding, ongoing tug-a-war with the competition and the stress of pushing out the next release. There, the only defense against your own caffeine-amped angst is your sense of humor and the just-as-crazy team (you got to be, right?) working diligently alongside you.
Having been part of a startup in Seattle, I’m no stranger to that ride — which is also how I know that sometimes all you need is a little boost to get over that next hill.