Category: Working Mums

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Not perfect: lessons from successful working mothers

by Christina Wedgwood of Intelligent Ink, and mum to two very young boys Over 100 women booked babysitters, or had their partners step up to the mark, to join us for the first event of our Working Mother’s event series recently. Amidst the lovely wine and delectable nibbles sponsored by ASB (who continue to be hugely […]

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The Plight (and Pros) of the Working Mother

By Christina Wedgwood, Director of Intelligent Ink and mother to two boys – Levi, 22 months and Nico, 1 month old As I sit here writing this (with just one hand on the keyboard), my breast pump is whirring… This is the very raw reality of what it means to me to be a working mother. […]

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Cutting through the BS

by Dr Natalie Flynn, clinical psychologist For 22 years I have been working with people who are suffering, emotionally and psychologically. Despite the differences among my clients, they share many of the triggers for psychological pain: rejection, relationship challenges, loneliness, poor coping strategies, trauma, mood disorders, addiction. But over the last decade, and particularly over […]

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Growing your family when business is your first baby

by Christina Wedgwood – Director, Intelligent Ink   Founding, owning and running a business is all-consuming; there’s no doubt about that. For all the challenging years that it takes to get it off the ground (and probably forever more) it is front and centre in your mind and consumes a great deal of your time […]

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Zigzag Dress | What to Wear During Pregnancy | Professionelle
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Office dressing for pregnancy

Professionelle asked Stacey Gillies of Fashion Fairground for guidance on the questions many women have as they face the issues of fashion, work, baby bumps – and beyond. Pregnancy is an exciting time of our lives, but how do you manage this period of change – specifically the change in your body shape while maintaining […]

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Graph | Women in the Labour Market | Professionelle
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NZ Update: Women in the labour market

By Fiona Fenwick Very recently, Professionelle Board Trustee Fiona Fenwick, represented Professionelle at a multi-Government agency seminar on policy issues facing women in the workplace. Below she shares her observations.

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Aurecon Women | Keeping Women in Engineering | Professionelle
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Trying to keep women in engineering

By Sharon Manssen Aurecon’s experience I am a female engineer by training and for the past 10 years I have worked for Aurecon, a global, multi-disciplinary professional engineering, planning, survey services consultancy. I am a mother and have worked full-time since the kids were 6 and 8 years old. Although 5 years ago I shifted […]

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Women Wellbeing | What do you want out of life, really? | Professionelle
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What do you want out of life, really?

By Emma Kelly A typical working mum, I was organised within an inch of my life and my close friends were amused by my stock rotation system in our pantry and freezer and holidays booked a year in advance. Unfortunately, this was in stark contrast to the 5,432 (no exaggeration here) emails that were sitting […]

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Glass Ceiling | Women in Business | Professionelle
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The pace of change is slow for women in transition

By Jayne Muller of Altris Emma Watson shone a light on the role of men and women in the fight for gender equality at the United Nations in September 2014 and in doing so, engaged another generation in the conversation on social media. Around the same time, Rae Duff, the new leader of the National […]

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Rushing Women | What's the Rush | Professionelle
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What’s the Rush?

By Karyn Riley This article first appeared in “Family Times” Magazine in April 2014. In it, Christchurch-based Parent Educator and Author Karyn Riley looks at ways to achieve more by doing less, relieve pressure, find balance and simply enjoy life as a parent. Are you too busy – spending your days rushing from one activity […]

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