There’s nothing quite like a global crisis to shift priorities, change focus and provoke some earnest soul-searching about who we are and what we want from life. Study after study is revealing that women across the world have experienced tough impacts from Covid-19, with amongst others, a disproportionate number of women leaving the workplace. Women still shoulder a greater proportion of the household and family burdens, and are not surprisingly, more vulnerable to burnout and other mental health challenges.
All of this is sparking a multitude of global conversations around better ways for women to engage in the workforce, organise family life and focus more on their self-care. If you are like most working women and mothers, you’re probably in the midst of processing all the ways that the pandemic has changed how you are currently perceiving and experiencing life. You may be having recurring thoughts and going through a lot of self-talk about what you’ve learnt and what you can or should be doing to bring about a reset that suits you better. There aren’t many of us who have a clear way forward yet.
That’s why it can help to join a conversation, find out how other women in similar situations are feeling and thinking, broaden your view of the potential prospects and gain insights into the kinds of goals and strategies that can bring clarity. Play Sense co-founder and best-selling author, Meg Faure will be bringing together a panel of women leaders for the Play Sense Women @ Work webinar on Tuesday, 18 May from 20:00 – 21:00.
For the webinar, Coach, Author and Influencer, Caitlyn de Beer will be tackling how to reach and maintain the balance of work and family. Sharing five lessons from her own journey as a working mom. Joining the panel is tech entrepreneur, Aisha Pandor. The co-founder and CEO of Sweep South, Pandor has been at the frontlines managing family and nurturing her personal relationships, while starting up and scaling an innovative business across Africa. Rounding up the panel is Meg Faure, an occupational therapist and the best-selling author of the Baby Sense book series. Faure co-founded Play Sense, an innovative micro-school programme for toddlers to provide better options for women needing child-care services.
Often the solutions to getting more of what we need and want from life are simple and available. What it takes is changing our minds. As we search for more flexible working structures, better organisation of day-to-day life and more fulfilment in our connection to ourselves and others, women are looking for smart ways to lighten their loads.
Join the Women @ Work discussion to get insights and inspiration from these women and fellow working mothers. Women from all walks of life are invited to tune in. Registration is R50, and you can sign up here.