The Working Women : The Introduction
Before i started my career as a psychologist, i knew i wanted to be my own boss one day. As a women growing up in New York i was surrounded my a culture of women who forged new paths for them selves, and embraced their entrepreneurial spirit. I too wanted that spirit. As a girl growing up with strong women all around me, from church, to school , family and my own mother, i knew and valued the importance of a hard working women. More importantly i knew how valuable she was, and is in our society. Whether you are a full time mother, or a 9-5 career women you ARE a working women. The definition, subjective. As every women across all cultures, races, and economic status understands the need to hustle to reach goals, to feed children, or to make a deadline.
The month of March, dedicated to women's history. Is a month to celebrate and admire the pioneering women in history who were working women, no matter their background or contributions. As a professional women in 2018 i am happy to say there is no shortage of tools we can use to navigate between our work lives and personal lives. As a novice who is continuously learning, there is still a wide variety of topics not inundated with resources to reach for women that are on different points on the employment history timeline. For example, there may be a lot of resources for the newly employed but not enough for the retiring women. The work culture is continuously changing for women, and with it new lessons to be learned. As a women in 2018, and especially as a Christian women i think the challenges women face today in some ways have not changed, and in other way (social media) has created new challenges for us to navigate through.
understand our work environment and ourselves, making us better employees, and potential bosses. By gaining new perspective we will learn, can grow and will teach a new generation of women. With no one size fits all "How To" book, we are forced to forge new lessons and rules based on the mistakes made, and not created by the foresight of those who believe the knowledge necessary. Knowledge is still power, no matter if gained from a mistake, or learned vicariously. This month i hope to share my view of the working women from a novice point of view, while sharing knowledge gained from other women who have walked the walk for many years. By sharing a general viewpoint we