From Boardrooms to Playrooms

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From Boardrooms to Playrooms

In today’s episode, we shine light on the multifaceted journey of working mothers and the remarkable resilience they demonstrate in balancing their professional careers with the demands of motherhood. We’ll…
May 17, 2023

From Boardrooms to Playrooms

Meet Our Guests: 

Dr. Janice Nevin, President and CEO of ChristianaCare, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health delve into the experiences and challenges faced by working mothers.


Key Insights: 

From the struggle to achieve work-life balance and the burden of guilt and societal expectations, to the constant search for reliable childcare and the impact on career progression, working mothers navigate a complex web of responsibilities.


Work-Family Balance. Despite challenges, working mothers display remarkable resilience and resourcefulness. Dr. Nevin emphasizes the importance of making intentional choices and prioritizing what is important to oneself in terms of career and personal life.

You Are Not Alone. Chiquita mentions how being a parent has contributed to her expertise and how talking to other parents has provided valuable insights. It is important to seek advice and support from others to not feel like one has to face challenges alone.

Support Matters. Cathay shares her experiences as a CFO, emphasizing the importance of employer understanding and support, as well as a supportive partner.


Relevant Links: 

Listen to Dr. Janice Nevin’s full episode

Listen to Chiquita Brooks-LaSure’s full episode

Listen to Cathy Jacobson’s full episode

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