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Woman with the baby carriage in the working world

Today in Forbes Woman Russia, I read an article about the self-presentation of women in social networks. It was mostly about the fact that internet is tired of the Instagram and Facebook presenting ideal life of a businesswoman, who wake up with perfect hair and makeup and never look exhausted.

This is a very interesting idea, especially because I just coloured my hair blond so my colleagues and my BF would not see swelling around my eyes 😉

A good career, even and especially with a “work-life balance” requires a lot of personal investment. You will get much more tired, if you care to get more from your life. If after your day at work you will go to a sport studio or to a language course or even for a coffee with a friend, you will be more satisfied, but also more tired. Did you ever wonder about those pictures of coffee cups by the window, and why people do them in fancy cafes?)) Because, when you have that damn cup of coffee, you look like hell, be it before or after work.

This is essential that one cannot come to a presentation looking exhausted, but this does not mean that you should present myself as a person who never gets tired. Personally, after such fairs like IFAT, I am just tired from the social interaction, so the next 3 days there will be no meetings with clients, and I may come to the office wearing less to no makeup.

Another point I would like to mention are mothers, who want to demonstrate that a career with a child is possible. They come with their husbands moving a baby carriage with a 4-months child to give a presentation about their mother-friendly employer. Are you kidding me??? A mother-friendly employer will give a woman her peace for the first year, which is of an ultimate importance to her child. You may start your career and change it over and over again, but you will never be able to take back the first year with your child.

Today one can enjoy the benefits of home office and flexible working hours. Especially for pregnant ladies and women with children this is an opportunity to keep the career and still invest a lot of time into their families. In Germany, one can also choose to work 70% or 80% of the usual 40 working hours per week, which gives even more time for children. In many well-developed countries interested in increasing of the women in management rates, men can also get a part of the total time off to raise their child to support the mother. This looks like a world getting used to working women to me.

The appropriate integration of women into the working world does not mean that every woman should act like a man. This does not mean that she should step back from her life as a woman in order to demonstrate everybody the commitment to her career. This only means that she, with all her female problems and female looks, should be accepted and understood not less than men are.

Always yours,

Russianladyabroad

Thought for the day

Read in the German subway today: “If you did not make it to an It-Girl (comment: a young female media celebtrity and a socialite), come to us and become an IT-girl!”

Coming soon in my blog: Hannover trade fair, the place where technology meets IT. I am in motion, jumping from a stand to a stand looking for new technological partners. I’ll keep you posted 😉

Thought for the day

I happened to be a very bad coach, as I have little tolerance to young healthy people who try to name me all the obstacles preventing them from reaching their dreams.

Remember the very last time you were sick. You broke your leg or you got a flu and felt very hopeless. Do you remember how good you felt about the days when you were healthy? Like you could change the whole world just by being healthy again? It disappeared the very day you went back to work. Your 1500 reasons for not changing this and not doing that were back again.

A “usual” healthy person with one pair of leg, one pair of hands and one pair of eyes can do anything and everything with his life. The resources, such as money and time, are ready for you to earn them. The one, who wants it, will find 1000 opportunities; the one who doubts, will find 1000 excuses.

Thought for the day

Just today I understood that more than 10 years later I came back to develop the region, which granted me my knowledge of the German language during a school exchange program when I was 15…I did not even think about moving to another country at that point..

We all pay the price – sometimes in a very unexpected way. I can only hope that I will be a good return on investment=))


До меня только сегодня дошло, что, спустя более 10 лет, я вернулась развивать регион Германии, в котором изучала немецкий язык по программе школьного обмена, когда мне было 15…Я тогда даже и не помышляла о переезде в другую страну..

За всё приходится платить – порой крайне неожиданным способом. Надеюсь, я сумею окупить вложенные в меня усилия=))

Thought for the day

The competitions between men and between women are different. Men compete with each other: who has the best job, who has the most expensive car, who has the most beautiful girlfriend…They search for motivation to be better than they are, better than the others may become. Have you ever seen a man putting his efforts into a 3-months die-for-a-cake diet just to look like Ms. Perfect in his OLD bikini? “When I was 19, my weight was 53 kg!”, “When I was 22, I had no wrinkles!”, “When I was 30, I could wear shorter skirts!” A woman is competing not just with others – to be better, stronger, slimmer, smarter – she is competing with herself in the future AND herself in the past. And this is the game she will only lose.

And when I was 30…and when I was 40…and when you were a little baby, my dear, you had no complexes at all!!

Cheers,

Your Russianladyabroad

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