Nov. 9, 2022

Pivoting To What's Next

When it’s time to pivot, it’s easy to focus on what doors are closed. That’s when it’s important to remember that with one foot planted firmly in place, we still have 360 degrees of choice on where to head next. Here’s how we’ve pivoted in our lives.

For moms who want to make a change, whether it's returning to an old career after a break, or forging a entirely new path, Amy and Margaret are here to tell you: it's possible, and it can be a time that feels like possibility instead of a series of closed doors.

Amy and Margaret discuss:

  • Their own (multiple) experiences with pivoting
  • How the pandemic has affected working moms
  • The challenges of reentering the workforce after being a stay-at-home parent for some time

The first step to pivoting? Uncovering what you really want in this next stage of your professional life, which will take some time and reflection. Think big.


Caroline Fairchild for Working Together: "Nearly half of mothers work, take a break, and work again. Why is there still such a stigma?"

Jamie Birt for Indeed: "9 Tips for Stay-at-Home Parents Re-Entering the Workforce"

Misty L. Heggeness et. al: "Tracking Job Losses for Mothers of School-Age Children During a Health Crisis"

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

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