Recently, I was invited to speak on the Moms that Lead podcast, where I had a wonderful conversation with host Teri Schmidt. We talked a lot about connection, the importance of a woman’s network (personally and professionally), and I shared some of my personal stories where having this network really helped when I was navigating some challenging situations.
One of her questions I wanted to hone in on was around the power of a women’s network. So often, especially young moms, find themselves turning inwards as the responsibilities of caring for children seem to preoccupy much of their time: personal friendships and networking often take a backseat to going to bed early. And while I am super guilty of this, I also know you can’t accomplish anything in life by yourself: that is, without a support system.
First, in a professional context, there are a few benefits to networking.
Second, in the personal sense, you need to prioritize building a support system:
I hope this was helpful, and that you check out the full podcast here: Leadership Doesn't Have to Be Lonely: Inspiration Episode with Ashley McManus
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