The most important step is to have confidence in yourself. Raising small children is 24/7 management bootcamp. By now you are an expert at time management, a master in negotiations, and an authority at motivating others.
Read the book Womenomics by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay. It's an excellent look at the power that mothers wield in the workforce.
Many businesses focus on mothers as their core customer base. Seek out those companies that truly understand and appreciate the roles that mothers play in our society. Companies that want to focus on the best target market (mothers, after all, control 83% of the household wallet) will naturally want to hire mothers. Companies that hire a lot of mothers may also be the type of company that gives you the flexibility and career opportunities that you never dreamed you can have.
|Shari Storm is the author of "Motherhood is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to be a Better Boss" (Thomas Dunne / St. Martins Press). Storm earned her Masters of Business Administration from Seattle University. In addition to being an executive at a $400 million financial institution, Storm is a mentor for Seattle University's graduate program and writes for Working Mother Magazine blog. Storm has three young daughters.|