WOMENS DAY ECARDS 2015 - Melanie HawkenWomen’s Day is a celebration of all women in society, from working women to stay at home mums, from volunteers to boardroom executives and female politicians, to name just a few.

As natural connectors and nurturers, each and every woman plays a role in keeping society together. I call this the ‘sticky factor’ and Women’s Day is a reminder to celebrate and acknowledge this very important contribution women make to society.

Women hold many roles in the value of society which makes them indispensable over and above whatever they may do in the workplace. This means they are juggling many balls in the air at any given time:

  • Mothers
  • Wives or partners
  • Sisters
  • Aunts
  • Godmothers
  • Midwives
  • Friends
  • Mentors
  • Peacekeepers
  • Homemakers

I could go on, but you get the gist. In their many roles women create, love, nurture, support, provide understanding, heal, make homes, provide emotional protection for those they love, teach, discipline, invest, empathise, sympathise, criticise (hopefully constructively!) and so much more.

Women are also well-known for their ability to multitask. They know how to deal with and adapt to change as they are always juggling many balls in the air in both their personal and professional lives.

But, as Marcus Buckingham advocates, in his book Find Your Strongest Life (Simon & Shuster, 2009), women must also learn how to not just juggle, but hold some of these balls close enough, tight enough, and for long enough to enjoy them – so that they are human beings and not just human doings. As a busy working mother, this made a lot of sense to me. Read his post on What the Happiest and Most Successful Women do Differently.

My work-life balance workshop is called Parenting on the Run for busy working parents who are juggling lots of balls. Come and learn the art of how to be really present, in the moment! Link to Parenting on the Run.

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