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Career Moms Unite: Shinobu and Erica Smith on Finding Work/Life Balance

Apr 02, 2024

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Episode Summary:

I’m excited to talk about one of my favorite topics today on The Empowered Planning Podcast – building a career as a mom. As a working mom myself, I’m very familiar with the beautiful chaos of balancing work with family life. In this episode, my close friend and experienced executive, Erica Smith, is joining me as we swap stories and offer tips to help you tackle parenting hurdles while pursuing your career goals. Whether you're looking for inspiration or hands-on advice, this episode is a tribute to all the working moms out there. It aims to empower and guide you through the chaos and joy while reminding you that you can have both!


  • The rollercoaster of happiness, mayhem, guilt, and satisfaction that comes with being a working mom
  • Erica's personal tale of navigating life as an experienced executive and a mom
  • The tough choices we face that impact our work and our families
  • How to tackle...
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What This SheCession Means

Apr 08, 2021

The pandemic has more women leaving the workforce than men. As women are faced with the impossible choice of career over family, we are in what is now being called the SheCession. Learn what we can do to prevent losing decades of progress for working women.

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