Even as women make up half the workforce, much of the C-suite remains male. There are lots of reasons for this, but for women who do aspire to leadership roles, it can be helpful to hear from pioneers who have built full lives professionally and personally.
In this week’s episode of Best of Both Worlds, Sarah interviews Dr. Vanessa Carroll, the CMO of a major children’s hospital. She talks about how she has built her career while raising four children, and how careers don’t have to look absolutely linear. She has tips for others aiming for leadership roles in fields that have historically not been as balanced in terms of gender representation.
In the Q&A we address a common BOBW question: When does it make sense to go part-time? Sometimes it can work. And sometimes it means doing the same amount of work for less pay — generally not the outcome people are going for!
Please give the episode a listen! We’ll be recording a mailbag episode soon, so we welcome questions (post here or email me, laura at lauravanderkam dot com). We have also been thrilled to see approximately 60 new people join the Patreon community over the last two weeks. We’re having a lot of fun in that discussion forum (membership is $9/month). We’d love to see even more folks join us!