This is hopefully the first of many blog posts for 2017. My entire career I've focused on relevancy for companies and brands, and this topic has never been more relevant for me personally, than now.
I am a mother who is looking to re-enter the workforce. Yes, a late thirty-something that wants another fulfilling position where I can use my expertise and grow professionally. I've taken the last five years off; that's more than a stint, that's eons in today's marketplace. Some swagger is missing. Why? I'm trying to decide if society has made me feel that being a suburban mother is end game for women who desire careers, or is this fear something I created myself?
Suburban mothers are driving the economy and society. We make major decisions, purchases, and raise future citizens. Talk about experience! Why aren't more companies looking for these strong women to come back to their organizations? Some are, smart woman run organizations are hiring stay at home moms, but not enough.
I don't want to have a blog where I share unrealistic daily life or any outfit of the day #OOTD to other women. I want other women to know more than what I wore #wiw, I want them to know what I think #wit! In fact, I want to know what all women think about; as I know it is more than a grocery list or pinterest boards.
Last year didn't end the way anyone imagined despite expectations or beliefs. Regardless of where we stand politically or otherwise, I want to know more about what women think on political and social matters. That is what I want this blog to be about. Women that have something to say - not just me, but anyone who wants to speak HER mind. The world needs to hear WOMEN continue to SPEAK UP. WE ARE RELEVANT. I'll start posting content that's less about unattainable lifestyles or images, and more about current reality. Women will continue to shape the world, so let's shake it as well.
Welcome to the blog for women who want to say more. The WLOG. #wit on the #wlog