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Career Empowerment for Working Mothers

One of the most powerful forms of bias against working women is maternal bias. Research shows that women are much more likely than men to face bias and judgment if they take extended time off work to care for their children. This set of videos addresses topics such as how to cope with burnout, build confidence, and restart your career after a break. Each video is accompanied by a guide for you to discuss with peers how best to navigate these challenges and thrive at work.

The strong resiliency of women in the workplace is well documented, but burnout is a serious health issue that can still affect anyone. And the biggest work-related factors in burnout—overwork, lack of control, and unfair treatment—are much more common experiences for women all over the world. In this video, we talk about actions you can take to cope. These include prioritizing basics—like exercise and sleep—staying connected with loved ones, and seeking guidance on what to prioritize at work. By taking steps to address and prevent burnout, you can improve your overall well-being and professional success.

Each playlist is 7-to-9 months of curated content for women with shared experiences, career stages, or skill-building goals. We provide a kickoff guide to set the stage for your first Circle meeting, custom discussion guides for each video, and a Looking Back and Next Steps Guide after you complete the playlist (which is coming soon).

Download the accompanying Discussion Guide to explore this topic with your Lean In Circle.

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