Working Motherhood with Dr. Portia Jackson

During Top Tip Tuesdays on the Working Motherhood Podcast, I will discuss single topics that impact our physical, financial, career, spiritual, family, social, and intellectual lives. I will share resources, tips, and action item steps for us to implement so we can take small and consistent steps to be the best working moms we can be.

This week's top tips are all about  . . .YOUR FASHION!

The end of the year is a great time to revamp your wardrobe. Out with the old and in with the new. On this week's episode, I'll discuss the key pieces every working mom should have in her wardrobe, my favorite fashion books and some tips to get your closet in order.

Direct download: WM213_TopTips.mp3
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Shelita Vaughns White is the President and founder of Just Rock Enterprises, a private music lesson company based in the Washington DC area facilitating a movement of independent artistry. She started her company 4 years ago and has since then created satellite locations in Dallas, Houston and NYC. Just Rock not only provides music instruction to its clientele but they conduct music recording workshops, after school programs, quarterly showcases and annual NYC trips. If one cannot come to their Just Rock studio their instructors will come to you or work with you via Skype. In her spare time she spends time with her husband and 2 sons, Tucker who is 2 and Harper, 2 months. While she is very busy with family life she ultimately hopes that Just Rock will be able to spread its mission of independent artistry.

Direct download: WM212_ShelitaWhite.mp3
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Brenda was nominated as Working Mother of the Year for AstraZeneca in 2014. She is a wife, mother and Regional Account Director for a large pharmaceutical company that truly puts patient health first. She grew up in Northern Wisconsin and earned incredible family values along with a solid work ethic, growing up on a very active dairy farm. Brenda attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri earning Bachelors degrees in International Studies and History. She resides in Milwaukee, WI and enjoys the outdoors, running, biking, gardening, boating, ice skating, snowmobiling and spending time with family.

Direct download: WM211_BrendaNunnally.mp3
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We are featuring listener questions submitted via email and social media to help give you more specific tips and insights to handle all the pieces of being a working mom. If you have any questions you'd like to see answered, please submit them to portia@workingmotherhood.com or via our Facebook page.

Direct download: WM210_QA.mp3
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Cali Williams Yost (CBS 95), CEO and founder of the Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc., has spent two decades helping hundreds of organizations create award-winning flexible workplaces and giving thousands of individuals the skills and tools to flexibly manage their unique work+life fit. As a strategy consultant, author, and speaker, Yost has worked with diverse clients such as Quest Diagnostics, EY, Novo Nordisk, the Singapore Government, Stanford University, the U.S. Navy and the United Nations. Her pioneering work+life fit how-to advice can be found in her critically-acclaimed books, Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day (Center Street, 2013) and Work+Life: Finding the Fit That's Right for You (Riverhead, 2004). She lives in New Jersey where her work+life fit includes as many moments of laughter, love and learning with her husband, two girls, family and friends as possible.

Direct download: WM209_CaliYost.mp3
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Whether you are passionate about your work or you just show up everyday to make ends meet, your career is a big part of your working mom journey. In today's episode, I will go over some tips to make sure you are making some smart choices when it comes to your career so you can have a fulfilling life at home and at work.

Direct download: WM208_TipTips.mp3
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Rebecca is the Editor in Chief of a legal publication about global corruption. Previously, she was a litigator at a large law firm. She had twin daughters three months into her first year as a lawyer in 2004, and a third daughter six years later while still at the firm. For over 9 years, her husband was a stay at home dad and is still the primary caregiver.

Direct download: WM207_RebeccaHughesParker.mp3
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Lori Popkewitz Alper is the founder and editor-in-chief of Groovy Green Livin, a site dedicated to sharing simple green living tips and trends. A contributing writer for multiple blogs and websites including The Huffington Post and Moms Clean Air Force, Lori speaks, writes and advises on a variety of issues related to creating a greener and healthier lifestyle. Lori has been featured on ABC World News, The Weather Channel, Boston News ABC, and CBS and featured in the Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Woman’s Day, LA Times, Yahoo! Shine, Care2, Chicago Tribune and Bloomberg News.

 

Lori lives in the Greater Boston area with her three sons and her groovy husband. In her free time she can be found practicing yoga, pitching a baseball, running, cycling, skiing, reading, cooking, or trying out a new eco- friendly product.

Direct download: WM206_LoriAlper.mp3
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We are featuring listener questions submitted via email and social media to help give you more specific tips and insights to handle all the pieces of being a working mom. If you have any questions you'd like to see answered, please submit them to portia@workingmotherhood.com or via our Facebook page.

Direct download: WM205_QA.mp3
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Elizabeth Pimper is the Learning Manager for Ryan LLC. Prior to this, she served 20 years on active duty in the United States Navy. Her family includes husband, Gregory, and daughter, Catie. One aspect of her current position that makes being a working mother work is the flexible environment.

Direct download: WM204_ElizabethPimper.mp3
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