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Posted by on Jun 1, 2010 in Multitasking, Summer 2010 | 0 comments

Women can achieve it all

Women can achieve it all

By C. Lee Snow

C Lee Snow

C Lee Snow

No more choosing family over career. Today’s women are managing it all. We demonstrate determination, willpower and confidence in ourselves to overcome the obstacles that stand in our way.

Women have always been great at multitasking, but are now even better. We no longer sit on the back burner observing the professional lives of others. Those who have yearned to have a career outside of domestic responsibilities are going after what they want… and getting it.

Statistics show in the past 15 years that self-employed women have increased by 50%. According to a report from CIBC, female-owned businesses are growing 60% faster than those of men. There are currently 800,000 women business owners in Canada. Seventy percent of these women are married, and almost a third of them are raising children under the age of 12.

By being creative and using all available resources, we are finding that a healthy life balance is achievable. We are joining networking groups and surrounding ourselves by others with similar goals. We take and give advice about managing and maintaining healthy personal and professional lives. Positive influences can have a great impact on the decisions we make for ourselves. Accepting ideas and good advice from someone with experience can certainly make our lives much easier.

We utilize the services available to help with our children or perhaps our aging or disabled loved ones. This all takes vital planning and scheduling. Today’s women are changing the face of the business world at an ever-growing rate. They are facing the challenges head on and not losing focus of their goals.

The “key” to making this well balanced lifestyle is once again the ability to multitask. Women have been doing it for years and now they are successfully doing more of it. For those of you who have mastered this art of juggling responsibilities in order to make your dreams of being a business owner a reality… I applaud you.

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