Did you know the U.S. ranks at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to work-life balance – 30th out of 38 counties – according to a newly published study from Family Living Today. What’s more, 33 percent of employed adults work on weekends and holidays. These numbers are especially troubling for parents, who are more likely to spend less time with their families and miss important life events. And as 64 million millennials become parents in the coming years, making this an important issue to address now!
But the work/ life balance doesn’t have to be a struggle! says workplace expert, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur Lisen Stromberg – who details how employers can alleviate some of the challenges by creating a workplace that supports parents – in her book WORK PAUSE THRIVE: How To Pause </strong>For Parenthood Without Killing Your Career is soon to be re-released in paperback.
Lisen has walked to the talk having pivoted careers from the advertising world after pausing the start her family. Lisen has inspired thousands with her talks on work + life integration, corporate talent innovation, disrupting the traditional career paradigm, and empowering women in the workplace. She has been seen on stage at SXSW, TEDx, The 3% Conference, and has been featured in New York Times, Fortune, Newsweek, Salon, and more.
Lisen can discuss online her tips for employers to accommodate the increasing needs for parents and bring those that have left the workforce back into the fold including:
How employers can recognize and accommodate the realities of working parents to attract them back to the workforce
Steps that employers can take to attract/retain employees, including making caregiving support a priority
Why parents – particularly millennial women – are choosing to pause their careers and what they can do to shift back to work when ready
About Lisen Stromberg; the Author
After a successful career in marketing and advertising, Lisen Stromberg left the business world frustrated by the lack of support for mothers in the workplace. She pivoted to become an award-winning journalist whose work can be found in the New York Times, Fortune, Newsweek, Salon, and other high profile media outlets.
Now Lisen is back to her business roots as CEO and Founder of PrismWork, a culture innovation consultancy. She and her team partner with companies, leaders, and advocates, to innovate the workplace so the next generation isn’t forced to choose between work and family. She is Partner+COO of the 3% Movement, committed to changing the ratio of women in leadership in the advertising industry.
A sought after speaker and moderator, Lisen has inspired thousands with her talks on work + life integration, corporate talent innovation, disrupting the traditional career paradigm, and empowering women in the workplace. She has been seen on stage at SXSW, TEDx, The 3% Conference, and more.
Her book, Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood without Killing Your Career is deeply reported with extensive social science research, cutting edge data collected from nearly 1,500 women, and through 186 first-person interviews. In it, she reveals how trailblazing women have disrupted the traditional career paradigm to achieve their personal and professional goals and provides readers with a blueprint for how they, too, can integrate kids with their career.
Lisen lives with her family in San Francisco.