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Things Moms REALLY Want and Need for Mother's Day

Stumped on what to get the mom in your life for Mother’s Day? Do all moms a favor, put down the bottle of perfume or massage certificate (wait, don’t put that down…) and take a cue from those who know best: the moms of PowerToFly. Here are the gadgets, apps, subscriptions and services we use to survive not just Mother’s Day, but every day.


  1. More Time With Wine

My biggest time saver is that I use dinner meal services like Plated and Home Chef. I hate having to meal plan, so these give us great variety, allow me to avoid the grocery store, except for the essentials each week, and I still get to prep/cook the actual meals myself - and they are so delish! Oh, and Amazon Subscribe & Save for things I need regularly delivered -- like diapers, wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, snack foods, etc.” - Rush D.

I order from Fresh Direct every week so I don't have to run to the grocery store on the weekends, and get to spend more time with my family. They have healthy pre-packaged foods I can serve my family for dinner or send them off with to work or school without feeling too guilty.” - Arbell N.

   2. Someone Needs To Clean - It Shouldn’t Be Her

Peapod, Amazon and Handy ensure that I don't live in a pig pen, and that my family has food, clothing and toiletries stocked. I help run a construction business with my family, which involves long days and lots of driving. It's incredibly difficult to find time to get to a store for basic necessities after I have already worked 12 hours and have to get the kid showered and fed. I can make sure everything comes to me when I need it, instead of being forced into the time suck of brick and mortar shopping.” - Elizabeth C.

3. Gadgets To Make Sure The Kids Are Still Breathing

Apple Watch lets me not be attached to a phone, but not miss important notifications. The map, timer, and calendar at glance are used often, with color coded shared Apple calendars for each family member.” - Aree B.

“I use Nest (indoor cameras) a lot, particularly for a quick fix of seeing my 2 year old nap or play during the work day, instant peace of mind.” - Alicia S.

"I didn't know it at the time, but upgrading my crock pot to an Instant Pot digital pressure cooker was a game changer for my household two years ago. It has all of the crock pot functions I love, but also replaces several other appliances that take up precious counter space like my steamer, rice cooker, and stove top. It even makes yogurt! Win!" - Andrea A.

Circle with Disney and Screen Time cut off the internet connection and control screen time for our kids so they can actually talk to us.” - Vanina N.

4. Apps - To Ensure Sanity

“I use this app, ClassDojo, to talk to my son's teacher, get pictures of him during the day, and keep track of any announcements regarding extracurriculars at school. His pre-k prep used Tadpoles, which I also liked.” - Alicia S.

“The only way I can keep track of who is where, who needs to be where when with contact info/what to bring, as well as log my tasks/to-dos, who needs what school supplies when or deadlines for submissions and dates/times of a million and one sporting events and other commitments is via Outlook / Google Calendar, which allows me to invite the hubby, my mom, and kids to specific entries that relate to him/her/them.” - Sharmila T.

Facebook Messenger. If I didn't have my cousins - also moms - at the other end of the computer, I'd lose my mom sh**. I work a fulltime+ tech job from home, and I homeschool my almost-seven-year-old twins, and I have a large property and animals, so anything that allows me to grab a quick sanity break and compare momming notes with people I know and love is invaluable!” - Brianna S.

Little Nugget and Baby Story for all the month-by-month/milestone pictures, so I don't have to use physical stickers anymore. Artkive to save my kids' artwork so it doesn't clutter up my house. Starbucks mobile ordering because we all need our coffee. Storypark so that my children's preschool can communicate and share stories and photos with me. YouTube Kids when I need my kids to be distracted for awhile.” - Joya C.

Google Photos - to help me backup and organize all my photos and videos by dates and places without me having to do anything.” - Nadya D.

“We have favorite science YouTube channels that all 4 of us watch together - Smarter Every Day and Veritasium. These are incredibly interesting for all of us and give us great conversation topics. Plus we try some of the experiments at home and they help us turn the kids into nerds.” - Vanina N.

Or, try our cheat sheet:

 

Deloitte

Deloitte + PowerToFly: An Exclusive Evening With Women Finance Leaders

Join Deloitte M&A and PowerToFly (a women-run organization that introduces select women to executives at major corporations) for an invite-only event on February 28th. The evening will kick off with a panel discussion featuring Deloitte's women financial leaders, and will conclude with an opportunity to network with your peers and the Deloitte team over food and drinks.

The event will be held on Thursday, February 28th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at 30 Rockefeller Center, 32nd Floor, New York, NY.

Agenda (Subject to Change):

  • 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over cocktails and light food
  • 6:20pm - Kick-Off from PowerToFly
  • 6:25pm - Welcome & Introduction from Susan Dettmar, M&A Consultative Services Practice Leader at Deloitte
  • 6:35pm - A Behind the Scenes Look at Deloitte with Nadia Orawski, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
  • 6:45pm - Panel Discussion featuring Deloitte's Women Leaders in Finance
  • 7:00pm - Audience Q&A
  • 7:20pm - Networking continues over beverages and light food

Deloitte is hiring, however, you don't need to be looking for new opportunities to attend.

About our Events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email hi@powertofly.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

Unfortunately, PowerToFly and Deloitte cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

About Deloitte: Deloitte is committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities across our businesses. Deloitte has been recognized by Working Mothers as one of the 100 best companies for multicultural women. Their benefits include up to 16 weeks of Paid Family Leave, pension plans, and gym & health subsidies.

Event Audience: This event is a great fit for a number of roles including Finance Managers, Integration and Execution Managers, and M&A Strategists.

Better Companies

Audible, Microsoft & HomeAway Leaders On Building Diverse Talent Pipelines

Presented by PowerToFly and Glassdoor

Register today to join this FREE webinar we are co-hosting with Glassdoor!

PowerToFly and Glassdoor have partnered to present a webinar on February 6th, where top talent leaders will share how they're building diverse talent pipelines.

Join leaders from Audible, HomeAway and Microsoft, who will discuss their current D&I strategies and share advice on how you can build your own diverse pipelines.

Moderated by Katharine Zaleski, PowerToFly's CoFounder & President, speakers will include:

  • Jamy Barton, Sr. Director, Tech Diversity at Audible
  • Lyndsi McNaughton, Sr. Global Sourcing Programs Lead - D&I at HomeAway
  • Luci Gomes, Global Director of Talent Acquisition Americas & Commercial, Marketing & Consumer Teams at Microsoft

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 6th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST.

The second half of this webinar will be dedicated to audience Q&A, and our panel is looking forward to taking your questions. If you have a particular question or topic you'd like us to explore, let us know on the registration form and we'll be taking questions in real time on the webinar too!

About our webinars: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age.

Should You Start Looking for a New Job?

Take this quiz from our career coach to find out!

I'm 26 and I'm already on my fourth job. My dad is 60... and he's on his second. Clearly, we both fit the Boomer and Millennial stereotypes rather well. Thankfully, though, he's never judged me for "job hopping."

Instead, we've discussed our experiences and realized that he's as scared to quit his job as I am to stay at mine. No matter how old you are, deciding whether you should stick things out or move on isn't easy.

So, to help you organize your thoughts, we put together a "Should I quit my job?" quiz with the help of our career coach, Heather Coll (a member of the much less controversial Gen X).

These questions will help you figure out if it's time to move on - from your current role, company, or both. Because no matter what point you're at in your career, or which generation you're from, you deserve to be happy at the place where you spend most of your waking hours!!!



How'd you do? If you're ready to start job hunting and need help putting your best foot forward, Heather can help you with everything from crafting the perfect cover letter to nailing your interview. Or, if you're still not sure about your next steps, she can help you figure out how much longer you should stay where you are, and how to start looking for the perfect job once you decide to leave. Just don't feel like you have to decide by yourself, and don't let anyone judge you for your decisions - whether they're a cranky Baby Boomer, an entitled millennial, or part of some generation no one's even heard of anyway. You do you!

Microsoft Corporation

Meet Microsoft’s Women Tech Leaders

If you are a Dallas based woman in tech and you'd like to attend our event, please contact us at hi@powertofly.com to be considered for an invite.

Microsoft has partnered with PowerToFly to present a one-night-only evening for women in tech. The night will include a discussion with several of Microsoft's leaders, many of whom are Modern Apps Consultants, Secure Infrastructure Consultants, and Premiere Field Engineers. There will also be plenty of time to network with Microsoft leaders and top women in your field.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 5th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar Street, Dallas.

Agenda (Subject to Change)

  • 5:30pm - Check-In and Networking over Food & Drinks
  • 6:10pm - Introduction by PowerToFly
  • 6:15pm - Keynote Address
  • 6:25pm - Panel Discussion featuring from Microsoft's women leaders including Luci Gomes - Global Director of Talent Acquisition Americas, Services, Commercial, Marketing & Consumer Teams
  • 6:35pm - Audience Q&A
  • 6:45pm - Networking Continues

If you are interested and available, Microsoft will be asking some attendees to interview for open roles on Wednesday, February 6th, the day after the event. Follow up interviews will take between three to four hours of your time and will be comprised of two technical interviews and one hiring manager interview. Let us know when you register if you are available and if so, if you'd prefer the morning or the afternoon. If you are not available on 2/6, Microsoft and PowerToFly will work with you to find an alternate follow up date.

Microsoft is invested in women-focused organizations and providing support to women once they are employees at Microsoft. Their employee network Women@Microsoft reaches over twenty thousand people worldwide. Microsoft's ongoing diversity partnerships include the Anita Borg Institute, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), and MentorNet.

Visit Microsoft's page on PowerToFly to learn more about their open roles, benefits and diversity initiatives.

About our Events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require assistance to fully participate in this event, please email hi@powertofly.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

Unfortunately, PowerToFly and Microsoft cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

Women & Diversity in Hollywood: A Look at 2018

In Spite of #MeToo, Women Directed Fewer Films in 2018 than in 2017

2018 was a banner year for women in politics, with more first-time congresswomen elected than ever before and the most women in Congress ever. Unfortunately, in spite of #MeToo and Time's Up, it wasn't a similarly good year for women in Hollywood. A study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative shows that women actually directed less films in 2018 than they did in 2017.

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