Improving our careers shouldn’t be something we start thinking about when we’re 50. It should be an ongoing project, and it should only take a few moments.
And a few moments is all we have when we’re busy building our lives.
With efficient guidance and on point advice from others in the same business, improving rapidly should be possible.
WHAT IS SHE MOMENTS ABOUT?
She Moments features both professional and personal advice for women with careers in finance, or other similar high-pressured and conservative jobs.
It will try to provide the comfort of a female friend and coworker who has been through the same as you. And who is looking to grow to the next level with you.
Shemoments.com will provide career advice, teach you useful skills, and discuss how to deal with a sexist boss. But also include lighter topics as fashion for professional, and tips on how to build a better and healthier life.
Thinking smart about improving your life is something I know first hand may rank at the bottom of your list when you’re busy climbing your way to the top, barely stopping to have a glass of wine with friends on a Saturday.
WHO AM I?
My identity the past few years has been strongly connected to my career. If someone asks me who I am, I will immediately reply – I’m an investment banker.
However, I’m more than that. I’m a writer, a wine lover, a yoga and tennis enthusiast, an introvert who can pretend to be an extrovert for shorter periods of time, and I’m also passionately dedicated to handbags and fashion.
I would love to say that I’m simple and easy going, but I am complicated and hard working. Oh, and even way past my university years, I’m still the same nerd I used to be when I was ten.
WHY DID I CREATE SHE MOMENTS?
When I first started working as an investment banker, I was the only woman in my entire department. Even though I was used to having mostly male friends, there were some things I missed discussing with a fellow female.
And sometimes in your career, you end up needing that support. I want to create one of many resources women can use for that.
It can be to get ahead in your career, or how to get time to exercise when your average work week is 80 hours. It can be advice on dating a colleague, or simply what to wear for some special occasion at work.
I also want to create a space where you can be both feminine, professional, smart, demanding, and hard-working.
A lot of sites aimed at women are more focused on gossip and flower dresses than Excel and power suits. I don’t see why the two can’t be combined.
I know there are more women like me out there, and hopefully, She Moments can bring something of value to you as well.