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Women at Work

PowerToFly Parents’ Panel: Work-Life Balance

PowerToFly is excited to host our second virtual Parents' Panel on December 10th! In this panel, we're discussing work-life balance, and how to bring your full self to work each and every day while balancing a growing family at home. Join us for this live Q&A to learn new tips, strategies, and share personal anecdotes that have helped shape these women into the founders and mothers they are today!

Ask these experts ANYTHING during this free, virtual conversation on PowerToFly!

Meet the Panelists:

Eloise Drane is the founder of Family Inceptions, an agency that works together with prospective parents, egg donors, and surrogates to help build families of choice. Her passion and unparalleled empathy blossomed from her own experience as an egg donor six times and a surrogate three times. Eloise understands the importance of empowerment and encouragement within the family creation process. When she isn't guiding others in making family legacies, Eloise can be found fostering the relationships in her own family. Reading, learning, and spending quality time with her husband and five children.

Violette de Ayala is a Cuban-American serial and social Entrepreneur, Founder of FemCity®, and virtual mentor to over 20,000 women. She's also the author of The Self-Guided Guru© Lessons for Everyday Humans [For Pre-Order // released 10/30]. Violette has been quoted in Success, Forbes, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Fast Company, Thrive Global, Medium, Yahoo Small Business, Authority, Business Insider News as a small business expert and in MarieClaire. Violette has also been seen in featured campaigns in People, InStyle, Real Simple magazines in addition to bareMinerals "Women We Love" Series. She served as part of The White House: Women Environmental Leaders Program and was a commissioned Keynote speaker for Accenture's International Women's Month Event, the SBA Regional Women's Conference, and Luxury Brand Partners.

FemCity has been seen in Gilt, Vogue, Forbes, AP, Mashable and Fast Company and has over 100 locations in the US, Canada and the Islands.

Violette and Stephen and have three kids that span mid 20's to tween age. Their gracefully aging rescue dog, Cosmo is a frequent pseudo star on her instagram.

Mari Leong is the founder of Petite Crown, an eco-friendly baby product company. She started the business with the mission to end diaper need by donating a diaper for every product sold after learning about families not being able to afford diapers. She is a mother of two, business owner, full-time worker, and graduate school student and immigrant from Japan.

Automattic

27 Companies with Impressive Mentorship Opportunities

January is National Mentorship Month— the perfect time to focus on growing and building important relationships with mentors that will positively affect your professional career.

Research shows that mentorship greatly improves career outcomes by providing professional guidance, skill development, and support through major work and life transitions.

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PagerDuty

Remote Work Tips: Connect and Engage in a Distributed Environment

Remote Work Tips: Fostering Belonging in a Distributed Environment

💎 We’re living in times when remote work is becoming more and more typical for employees. And many companies have organized hybrid workplaces, with some people coming to the office and some working from home. How can teams foster belonging in this kind of distributed environment?

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Elastic

Elastic's Diane Tetrault on What Parenting, Scuba Diving, and Product Marketing Have in Common

As an instructor of other scuba diving instructors, Diane Tetrault knows how to convey life-saving lessons in a way that encourages and supports her students. And as it turns out, that skill is highly transferable to two other key roles in her life: manager and mother.

Diane is the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Elastic and is also a mom of two sons. In the water, at work, and with her family, she’s gotten plenty of practice creating the right environment for other people to learn and enjoy.

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Relativity

How Mentors Can Unlock Your Career: Insight from Relativity’s Karen Klein

Karen Klein wrote her first contract when she was 11.

It laid out how much allowance she would earn for completing certain chores each week. When she got her parents to sign it, she told them that she was going to be a lawyer when she grew up.

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Capco

Why Capco’s Maleni Palacios Believes in Building Communities at Work

As a kid, Maleni Palacios had a long list of questions that no one could answer for her.

“I started asking myself, ‘Why are some countries rich? Why are some of them “poor”? What is this notion of a country and a nation-state? Why do people have different lines of work? Who chooses that for them?’” remembers the associate consultant.

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