Since they first entered the workforce, women have traditionally walked a fine line between family life and the business world. Over the last several decades, determined and hardworking women have overcome barriers to rise up and shatter glass ceilings in nearly every industry. These hard-fought battles often came at the expense of a fulfilling personal and family life.
While there is still work to be done — women are still underrepresented in many industries — there are trailblazing women with strong professional experience who are able and willing to help other women navigate the pitfalls of the modern workplace. An advisor can help a less experienced professional identify genuine opportunities to succeed in her career while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It is possible to be a mother, wife, sister, and friend while working to progress steadily up the company ranks. In the words of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, women can heed the call to action by “leaning in” and taking charge of their careers. Part of this is asking for help in doing so.