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Work-Life Balance, a LiftOff Business interview

Lydia Dishman, Senior Editor, Growth & Engagement at Fast Company chats with Jeanniey Walden about work-life balance.

Searching for more work-life balance? If so, this interview will interest you. If you are a female executive over the age of 30 you have probably experienced challenges establishing yourself as a thought leader in the workplace. In today’s society we’ve made tremendous strides in building a workplace focused on equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. Even better yet, the workplace now supports and embraces remote and hybrid work. This makes it much easier for the executives to juggle their home and work priorities. However, things weren’t always as simple. Dive into this conversation with the incredible Lydia Dishman to hear more about her perspectives in the workplace and about work-life balance.

Some of my favorite quotes from my conversation with Lydia are below:

When I asked Lydia what is was like in the early days of her career, she said:

“…And I think that some of the challenges that I faced personally when I was growing my career, I was very early to the remote work situation. I was a sandwich generation. I was taking care of my ailing father and a small child, and I was working from home a couple of days a week. “

And, now that she is established, her perspectives have changed. I loved hearing this:

“I’m 105 years old in dog years, which is media years, dog years, I have been a business reporter for, I think, the first dot bust, then certainly the 2009 recession and then through now. So, you know, we’re looking at 20 plus years of business coverage, and there’s nothing like that long view to get some perspective, as in this too shall pass. “

Jeanniey Walden is a business expert, author, keynote speaker, award-winning marketing leader, and the host of the nationally broadcasted TV show and podcast LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden. Jeanniey was recently chosen to receive the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2023, given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Her exemplary role as a female professional and inclusive leader displays her influence, capability, and proficiency.

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