Her Story Made History

I’ve been reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s book “My Own Words” lately, and this week I watched the movie dramatisation of part of her life story, “On the Basis of Sex”. Numerous themes that have emerged from my blog have been playing on my mind since, including: The ‘power of parenting’ in setting an individual’s attitudeContinue reading “Her Story Made History”

Marika’s Story – The Pursuit of Balance Before, During & After Maternity Leave

Work-Life Balance Profile #13: Marika* *The names and some details have been changed for confidentiality purposes Introduction to Marika’s Profile When I asked Marika, as I ask every person I interview for my blog, how she would quantify her work:life ratio, she gave me not one but three answers. Similar to the distinction that AliContinue reading “Marika’s Story – The Pursuit of Balance Before, During & After Maternity Leave”

Jhilmil’s Story – “My Work, My Identity”: on competitiveness, co-parenting & surviving job loss

Work-Life Balance Profile #12 Introduction to Jhilmil’s ‘Work-Life Balance Profile’ Jhilmil was concerned that she would come across as “shallow” by saying how caught up her identity is in her work. On the contrary, I think that what she expressed is far from shallow, but rather a deep-rooted, universal feeling. Through my blogging, I’ve oftenContinue reading “Jhilmil’s Story – “My Work, My Identity”: on competitiveness, co-parenting & surviving job loss”

Sheara’s Story – Behind the Movie Scenes: A Tale of Full-Time Working Motherhood

Work-Life Balance Profile #2 – Sheara Abrahams Why is it that when discussing careers with full-time working mothers, invariably the conversation turns to childcare arrangements and relationship dynamics? Is it just me or are these topics slower to come up in similar conversations with full-time working men? My impression is that however much progress hasContinue reading “Sheara’s Story – Behind the Movie Scenes: A Tale of Full-Time Working Motherhood”