To be a woman is already a feat. To be a woman who effectively balances her business career and mother’s career is twice a feat!
As it is well known it takes a lot of hellish efforts and energy for a woman to realize her business plans. Unfortunately it is a bitter reality. Every day women are busy with their career and family at 50% more than men. It means that at work and at home women work for two. And there is no need to specify what these double shifts imply.
That is why women’s ambitions are harder to be realized than men’s ones. This manifests as the notorious gender inequality. Most women have to work out their every step and foresee any consequences in advance. The major issue for every woman sounds familiar: “Shall I first settle down to married life to have children and than make a career or the other way around?” The answer depends on the personality answering this question.
The fist variant will be supported by doctors who will offer grounding reasons. It is certainly possible to postpone the birth of your child but this process tends to be dragged on for years. HR managers perceive a female candidate with children as the guarantee that this woman will not go on maternity leave in the nearest future.
“Cynical office-seekers” argumentation will also sound quite convincing: “First of all you should grow professionally to make money in order to avoid any financial problems in the future and then settle down to married life”
So, in this case victims are inevitable. And price for it is our guilt-ridden torturing mothers making career. It is incredible as it may seem but subordinates often complain about the fact that children of their superiors interfere with their parents work and fulfilling duties. Moreover female superiors are subject to such criticism twice more than their male counterparts.
Besides all this, many companies nowadays are ready to cooperate with working mothers.
To prevent your life from falling apart, the woman who has got the courage to become a successful business mother shall consider the opinion of those who already won this battle.
The early you have children the more chances you will have to make a career since a successful career period for women falls at 35-40 years old.
If this is not your case, than make your career before having children.
After giving birth find a baby sitter. If you want to look after you baby yourself you should better look for a secretary.
If you plan to have more children than take a longer leave after each baby birth. The reason is simple: more children – more time needed.