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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.

If you don't feel confident at work, it's not your fault. From a young age, women receive messages that make it hard to stay confident as they grow up. In this video, we teach you to acknowledge those limiting beliefs and take steps to combat them—such as recognizing your abilities, taking the initiative even when you feel scared, and speaking up when someone questions your skills. By taking action, you can kick off a positive cycle in which your confidence grows over time.

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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