Moderated by PowerToFly's Dionna Smith-Keels, Strategic Global Enterprise D&I Executive, our amazing panel of leaders included:
- Stew Friedman, Wharton professor, author of Parents Who Lead
- Andrew Burmon, Chief Content Officer at Fatherly
- Joe Gomez, Talent Acquisition Manager at Guru Technologies
Jenny Donnelly, Head of Platform Engineering at Nextdoor, is no novice to the tech world—she came on the scene when most of us were still using dialup. If you were to look at the linear progression on her LinkedIn profile, you might think she'd had her sights set on rising the ranks in Silicon Valley since she was an undergrad.
Did you miss our October Parents' Panel on "Working Mom Guilt" featuring women leaders from Motherly, MommaWork, Milky Mommas and PowerToFly? Don't worry, the entire conversation can now be viewed free, on demand!
- Deena Campbell, Senior Lifestyle + Experts Editor at Motherly
- Debi Yadegari, Founder and CEO of MommaWork
- Christine Rushing, Founder and CEO of Milky Mommas
Are You Pro 4-Day Work Week? Tell Us In The Comments!
Microsoft Japan piloted a 4-day work week this summer and the results speak for themselves. According to a recent NPR article recapping the test:
- There was a productivity boost of 40%
- Electricity costs fell by 23%
- Printing decreased by 60%
So how did it work?
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!
- Eloise Drane, Founder of Family Inceptions
- Violette de Ayala, Founder of FemCity
- Mari Leong, Founder of Petite Crown
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.