The Work-Life Equation Podcast Episode 37: VP Moms REPLAY

A happy husband and wife at dinner

Four of our awesome Bright Horizons vice presidents talk very candidly about being working mothers and having high-powered careers. Listen again to this episode, as they reveal what’s worked for them, what hasn’t, and what they had to let go of to build the careers and the families they wanted.

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0:50 Lisa introduces our panel of VP moms: Helen, Ilene, Christine, and Jessie.

3:08 The moms say working with a family-friendly companywas a key work-life strategy.

6:51 Being unapologetic helps the VP moms be successful...and stay sane.

7:22 Jessie asks the roundtable, “Did you have mothers who worked?”

8:37The VP moms talk about how they build their networks and parenting villages.

9:25 The moms reflect on how they impact the next generation of working mothers.

13:37 Ilene asks, “what is all?” The moms discuss the age-old concept: “having it all.”

16:00 Finding time for yourself makes a world of difference.

17:41Being a working mom has positive effects on their kidsour VP moms tell Lisa.

20:49 They all agreed: solid support and reliable child carehelped them be successful.

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In 1986, our founders saw that child care was an enormous obstacle for working parents. On-site centers became one way we responded to help employees – and organizations -- work better. Today we offer child care, elder care, and help for education and careers -- tools used by more than 1,000 of the world’s top employers and that power many of the world's best brands
A happy husband and wife at dinner