I remember when I was thinking about starting a family. I was a second year associate at what was, at the time, considered a large law firm and I was trying to determine how I was going to make it all work. How was I going to continue my demanding career and raise a family? I wracked my brain, thinking of every possibility, as all good Type A attorneys do, and then finally gave up.
The phrase work-life balance, once reserved for working mothers coming back from maternity leave and the catch-all for flex-time, part-time, less time – also reserved for women, has now been replaced by the ubiquitous “work-life integration.” This newer concept, the replacement for work-life balance, touts a concept where work and life are intertwined, blended into one seamless fabric, where technology is the key to making it all work.
I recently had the opportunity to be a presenter at a wonderful women’s leadership program co-hosted by the Offices of Philadelphia City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and Pennsylvania State Representative Donna Bullock. The program was part of Councilwoman Brown’s Women’s Leadership and Development Initiative.
While you may not think of outsourcing as typically applied to gender diversity initiatives, it does not take long to see that all of the benefits of outsourcing are equally applicable to outsourcing a gender diversity initiative.