Since 2002 I've been helping women navigate careers alongside family. I'm a mom of two adult daughters, a career coach, flexible work expert and the author of the book, Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn't Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead.
It's the "instead" part I really zero in on because I've only met very few women who actually have the personal and family bandwidth for those 24/7 top executive jobs.
You know and I know that professional women rarely have one job. Frequently they have 4: their demanding paid job, along with caring for children, aging parents and households.
Every year about 25% of women leave the workforce because they can't make work fit life—and this number rose during the pandemic. It's troubling because women forfeit up to 4X their salaries every year they're out. And they stay out an average of 12 years.
The fact is that every woman can find more ways to blend work and life—and stay on track for long-term financial security. Especially when they have the help and support from other smart and talented women in The 4 Jobs Club.
The 4 Jobs Club is a community where you can unapologetically and openly discuss the challenges of nurturing family alongside career.
It's a place where you don't have to worry about being seen as a "lightweight" if you're not reaching for the next big rung on the ladder. You'll be empowered by women finding ways to continually develop their portfolio of skills and expertise—and sometimes "grow in place"—for now, or maybe forever.
And it's a place where it's OK to develop your own brand of ambition and success. In our community of smart women who help other smart women, we talk about how to make a professional pitch for the flexibility you need in your current job—or find a different job where there's more breathing room. We explore the entrepreneurial option and whether it's really right for you. And we strategize about the big messy issues like childcare, division of household responsibilities...and even what to make for dinner.
Most of all, we keep each other on track for long-term financial security. Because always finding a way to stay in the workforce is a form of caregiving, too—for yourself and your family.
You get lots of camaraderie, support, motivation, encouragement, and validation at an annual cost that's about the same as one hour of career coaching.
Along with these features and benefits:
And for a limited time, women who purchase an annual membership also receive a free hardcover or Kindle version of my book, Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn't Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead via Amazon.