Practical Help for the Single Working Mom-Part 2

Episode 11–Practical Help for the Single Working Mom-Part 2

On this week’s episode of ‘The Working Woman Radio Show’, we will continue our conversation about ways the church, extended family, and community can help the single working mom.  Last week, we were privileged to have Priscilla Wilkinson, Anne Stuckey, and Angela Paul in the studio with us.  

‘The Working Woman Radio Show’ sat down with these women and discussed ways that the church, the community, and the extended family can help single working moms and provide them with more support. We talked about how to plan quick and easy meals, community financial assistance programs, mentoring programs for kids, and how the extended family and community at large can aid single-parent families.

Priscilla Wilkinson is a motivational speaker, mentor, consultant and author. She is currently Vice President of HR and Operations at SitusAMC, a financial services company. 

Additionally, Mrs. Wilkinson is also the Founder and Director of Women of Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring and training women to discover their value, purpose and passion. Besides this, Mrs. Wilkinson serves as an Elder at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, GA. She also oversees the Evangelism and Outreach ministries at Crossroads.

Anne Stuckey currently works as a Senior Enrollment Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro-Atlanta. She has been with the organization for almost two years and loves her job. She herself was a mentor and understands first hand the mutual impact mentors and mentees can have on each other. 

Angela Paul is the Chief Operating Officer of Math Plus Educational Services, and has tutored and taught math and science for over 30 years.  Additionally, she is the founder and former director of the Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy. Mrs. Paul has been instrumental in helping home-schooled students get into college for almost 20 years.

Furthermore, Angela is a married to Jim Paul and is the mother of four adult children, and the grandmother of four.

 

Helpful Resources:

The Salvation Army Logo

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army helps families overcome poverty by providing short and long-term housing assistance, meal assistance, and help with employment.

 

United Way Logo

United Way

United Way advances the common good in communities across the world. Their focus is on education, income and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life.

Goodwill Industries International

Goodwill Job Training

Your next click can connect you with skills, a job and career path. GCFLearnFree.org resources are a great place to build the skills you need to get ahead. Use this job search tool to find employment opportunities at local Goodwill organizations and other employers near you.

Practical Help for the Single Working Mom

Episode 10–Practical Help for the Single Working Mom

According to statistics from KIDS Count Data Center, single parents, are raising more than one-third of the children in the United States. This amounts to more than 24 million children having only one parent in the home.

The majority of these households consists of a single moms as the custodial parent. In 2016, 66% of all African American kids and 52% of all American Indian kids — 6.6 million children combined — came from single-parent families. The same study found that 32% of single-parent families with children were living in poverty versus just 7% of two-parent families.

The Working Woman Radio Show sat down with Priscilla Wilkinson, Anne Stuckey, and Angela Paul and discussed ways that the church, the community, and the extended family can help single working moms and provide them with more support. 

 

Priscilla Wilkinson, is a motivational speaker, mentor, consultant and author. She is currently Vice President of HR and Operations at SitusAMC, a financial services company. She has over 30 years of corporate experience, primarily in roles dealing with employee relations, training and strategic planning. Mrs. Wilkinson is also the Founder and Director of Women of Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring, teaching, and training women to discover their value, purpose and passion. Mrs. Wilkinson also serves as an Elder at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, GA, where she oversees the Evangelism and Outreach ministries of Crossroads and teaches Adult Sunday School.

 

 

 

Anne currently works as a Senior Enrollment Specialist with the youth mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro-Atlanta. She has been with the organization for almost two years and loves her job. She herself was a mentor and understands first hand the mutual impact mentors and mentees can have on each other. 

Anne is relatively new to Atlanta, but has quickly grown to love the city and the people here. She and her husband, Matt, attend the Grace Church-NE Atlanta Campus.

 

 

Angela Paul is the Chief Operating Officer of Math Plus Educational Services, and has tutored and taught math and science for over 30 years. She was educated at MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) where she obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering. 

She has taught at both the secondary and collegiate levels and as the founder and former director of the Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy, she has been instrumental in helping home-schooled students get into college for almost 20 years. She is also the mother of an a daughter who is a single mom.

Helpful Resources:

Women of Life

Women of Life, Inc.

Women of Life (WOL) is an organization with a mission that invites women to come as they are and supports them through teaching, equipping, and encouraging.

 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

 

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Nearly half a million children in Metro Atlanta live in communities with low or very low child well-being. The Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta vital mission is to recruit volunteers to become mentors to children facing adversity. Their goal is to serve more children and increase positive outcomes by matching them with an adult who will ignite their full potential.

The Senior Working Woman

Senior Working Woman

Episode 9- The Senior Working Woman: The Benefits of Working After 65

If you’re a senior woman, age 65 or over, in the workforce, you are not alone. Statistics show that the number of senior working women has risen 4.2 percent over the past year to 17.4 million.

There are several reasons for this increase. Many older women are helping their families catch up after the Great Recession that ran from 2007 to 2009, which set back their finances.

Others have been forced to return to the workforce due to divorce which is splitting up a record number of older couples.

Some women are simply seeking self-fulfillment after years of taking care of the needs of others. Also, women usually have longer life expectancy and need to finance longer retirements. Whatever the reason, there are more senior working women than ever before.

Special guest, Joanna Styles, has had a variety of careers that have spanned over six decades which include working as a circulation desk manager for the Queens Borough Public Library in New York, owning and operating Styles Home Cooking Restaurant with her second husband, Joseph, and teaching for the Fulton County School System, where she recently was awarded ‘Paraprofessional of the Year’.

Ms. Styles shares personal stories about her work experience as an older woman and how it has benefited her financially, socially, and psychologically.

Ms. Styles lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the mother of four, grandmother of 11, and great-grandmother of 15. She attends Mt. Paran Church of God in Atlanta and has been and active member there for more than 30 years.

Helpful Resources:

Applying For Social Security Benefits

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AARP Membership

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The Franchise Advisor

Franchise Your Business

 

U. S. Deparment of Labor

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Helpful Articles:

 

More Older Women Are Returning to Work

A new study says working women earn 49 cents for every dollar earned by a man, a claim that challenges most research that says women earn 80% of what men are paid on average across all industries.

Retirement Planning is Different for Women

 

Working Moms With Special Needs Children

Episode 8-Working Moms With Special Needs Children

Special guest, Deidra Green, candidly shares about her experience as a working mom with a special needs child.

We talk about the challenges of managing doctor’s appointments during work hours and missed work days. We also chat about resources for families with special needs children, and securing caregivers for special needs children.

Additionally, we discuss how parents with special needs children can develop a strong network of support. Deidra finishes our conversation by sharing about the joy of being part of a supportive community of people who has helped to lighten her load.  

Deidra is a New Orleans, Louisiana native. She lives in Atlanta with her two children, Stephanie and Myles. She works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Public Health Advisor.

 

Helpful Resources for Families with Special Needs Children:

 

FOCUS of Georgia

FOCUS + Fragile Kids is are organizations that help children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental and/or physical disabilities. They offer comfort with hospital visits and support groups, give hope by providing information and education, organize fun activities for parents and kids, and help to make equipment available to children in need.

The Arc

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. They work to make sure that every individual and family living with I/DD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Women in Politics: Why It Matters

Women in Politics-Why It MattersEpisode 7-Women in Politics: Why It Matters

The Working Woman Radio sits down with Ms. Jannquell Peters, former Mayor of the City of East Point, to discuss the importance of women in politics.

Ms. Peters was elected 33rd Mayor of the City of East Point on December 3, 2013.  Mayor Peters is an attorney, entrepreneur and small business owner. Before taking public office, Jannquell held a variety of positions working with the underrepresented, providing a voice to those without. She has served as a mediator, public defender and a child advocate attorney—the position where she currently serves and represents abused and neglected children and families in foster care.  

 

On this episode, we will discuss the gender biases and double standards that women face as elected officials and political leaders. We will also talk about the day in the life of a political candidate. Finally, we’ll explore ways on how women can balance work and family in a male-dominated field.

For more information about Ms. Peters, visit her website at www.jannquellpeters.com.

 

 

The Self-Employed Woman-Pt. 2

The Self-Employed Woman Part 2Episode 6-The Self-Employed Woman-Pt.2

Many people look at a popular show like ‘Shark Tank’ and think that being an entrepreneur is super cool. While there are lots of positive things about being self-employed, it takes patience and tenacity to grow a successful business.

Helen King, a freelance writer/editor and the owner and operator of ‘Write Words’, an editorial service, will share the secrets of her entrepreneurial success.

During our interview, we will explore how to monetize your passions. We will also discuss the marketing tools necessary to grow your business. Finally, we deal with managing the many tasks of owning and operating a business.

 

Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

 

Prezi

Prezi allows you to create presentations using a large canvas format, as opposed to traditional slideshows. The service allows for zooming in and out of images, which they say is a more natural and effective way to communicate ideas. Prezi is available as a desktop, iPad, or “Meeting” account, which allows you to work on and share presentations with others in real time.

A free account allows you to create presentations and download them, while paid accounts of $59 or $159 per year offer other features such as the ability to make presentations private, work on a Prezi offline, or receive more storage space.

cooltext

CoolText generates logos and other graphics for free. After you submit a form describing the kind of logo you need, CoolText custom-generates one. You can also create buttons for use on a website. CoolText hosts the images online and provides an HTML code to link to. The site also offers more than 1,200 free fonts.

While you may want to hire a professional graphic designer for your main company logo, this can be a great way to make quick logos for campaigns or individual promotions. It can also help you get started if you simply don’t yet have a budget for your startup. This service is completely free.

Google Docs

Google Docs is a completely free online spreadsheets and document management tool that comes with your Gmail/Google Account. The spreadsheet feature (which doesn’t quite have all of the features of Excel) is particularly useful when you need to have multiple people working on the same spreadsheet at the same time (something you can’t do with Dropbox). It’s also very useful for collaborative editing of documents (including text files). There have been massive improvements to Google Docs in the last year (e.g. offline editing) and it looks like it will only get better in the coming years.

The Self-Employed Woman- Pt. 1

The Self-Employed WomanEpisode 5–The Self-Employed Woman- Part 1

Being self-employed offers exciting opportunities and wonderful freedoms that traditional jobs don’t always allow. However, being an entrepreneur comes with a myriad of challenges and possible pitfalls.

Special guest, Angela Paul, is the owner and the chief executive officer of Math Plus Educational Services. She will help us look at the common trouble spots that come with being a entrepreneur and discuss solutions for solving them.

 

 

Discussion topics for this episode are as follows:

 -Is self-employment right for me?

 -What do I do about setting up a home office, scheduling, etc.

-How do I manage the finances of my business?

-Who can I talk to about my business if I need more help?

 

Helpful Online Articles for the Self-employed

Useful Resources for Self-Employed People

Resources for Self-Employed Business Owners

25 Essential Entrepreneur Resources

 

When Mom Goes Back to Work

When Mom Goes Back To Work | We tackle when mom goes back to work! You stayed home to raise your children, but now, one by one, they are leaving the nest and you've decided that it's time to re-enter the workforce. | #wahm #podcast #christianpodcast

Episode 4-When Mom Goes Back to Work

You stayed home to raise your children, but now, one by one, they are leaving the nest and you’ve decided that it’s time to re-enter the workforce.

Navigating the process of re-entering the workforce can be an overwhelming experience and there are many things to consider.

What kinds of training and career resources are available for women who want to return to the workforce?

How can a woman re-entering the workforce create a winning resume if she has a significant employment gap?

What kinds of things did you do to prepare for your employment interview?

What kinds of things can someone looking for work do to boost their chances of successfully finding a job?

These are a few of the questions that I will discuss with Caryn Becker, a former home educator and stay-at-home mom. Caryn recently re-entered the workforce and is currently a registered pediatric nurse who works with medically fragile children at a metro-Atlanta hospital. She holds two bachelor degrees–one in nursing and the other in retailing, along with two associate degrees. Caryn is a Georgia native and she and her husband, Brent, have six adult children and one grandson. 

To download this episode, click the link below. If you would like to subscribe to this podcast, visit the www.theworkingwomanradiopodcast.com.

 

The Working Woman Wardrobe

The working woman wardrobe. Clothing ideas for working women. Episode 3- The Working Woman’s Wardrobe

Deciding what to wear for work these days can be tricky business. Many women find looking fashionable and keeping up with the latest trends expensive and exhausting.

Additionally, the workplace has evolved. It used to be that work was from 9-to-5 and had a fixed geographical location. There were desks and staplers, fountain pens, and corded phones. You had a designated spot (usually a cubical) and everybody knew who sat where, and you could expect to spend all or at least most of your time in one place.

Advancements in technology, working remotely, and freelancing, has fundamentally changed the way work looks and feels. Work sometimes means accessing emails on your phone at the local coffee shop and doing video meetings from your desk at home. Office politics now takes place via social media rather than around the water-cooler. A pencil skirt and stilettos, although chic, is not necessary if you work from home. It can also be downright inconvenient for walking meetings or “break-out areas” with low-level seating. 

In this episode, Najah Drakes, the CEO of Divinico Clothing, an online women’s boutique, offers wardrobe help for today’s working woman. She tell us how to create a fabulous, fashionable wardrobe that’s flexible for wherever you work. She talks about the must-haves for every working wardrobe. She also gives the listeners tips on how to purchase those items economically.

According to her website, Najah’s company, Divinico, specializes in “high quality rhinestone encrusted apparel and products, as well as non-rhinestone apparel, and they “offer products that help women sparkle from the inside out”. For more information about Divinico, visit their website at https://divinico.com/

Online Articles to Help You Create a Winning Wardrobe

7 Office Wear Ideas & How To NOT Dress Boring To Work

18 Outfits for Women Over 60- Fashion Tips For 60 Plus Women

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling at Your Workplace

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling. Dealing with gender and racial discrimination in the workplaceEpisode 2- Breaking Through the ‘Glass Ceiling’ At Your Workplace

The “glass ceiling” is a metaphor for the invisible barrier that prevents some people from rising to senior positions in the workplace. Every day across America, women experience sexism and inequities that that their male counterparts do not face. Additionally, women of color have the extra burden of racial discrimination.

Workplace discrimination is a difficult thing to tackle, but it’s not impossible. Emmy Award-winning journalist and Atlanta Mommy blogger, Joyce Brewer and I, talk about some things that women, specifically women of color, can do to push past the “that’s just the way things are” mentality and smash the “glass ceiling”.

In our interview, we will discuss the psychology behind the “glass ceiling” mindset,  the “micro-aggressions” that women of color face when they try to climb the corporate ladder, and the actions that management can take to break with the status quo and dismantle the “glass ceiling” culture.

To download this episode, click the link below. If you would like to subscribe to this podcast, visit the https://ultimatechristianpodcastnetwork.com/ and click on The Working Woman Radio Show.

For more information about Joyce’s Mommy Talk Show, visit her blog at https://mommytalkshow.com/about-atlanta-mom-blogger-joyce-brewer/.

 

 

Working Woman Radio Show Introductory Episode

 

Working Woman Radio Show IntroductionThe Working Woman Radio Show Introductory Episode

Welcome to the introductory episode of The Working Woman Radio Show where we have real conversations about the unique issue that working women face.

In this introductory episode I’ll be talking about some of the upcoming topics that you can expect to hear on The Working Woman Radio Show.

Are you currently self-employed or looking to set up a home-based business? We will be talking with successful women entrepreneurs who will tell you how to find capital for your venture. These women will share about the ins and outs of setting up a home-based business, and the financial management required to operate your business successfully. We’ll also talk about how to create a balance between your work life and your personal life in order to keep from burning out. 

Are you a full-time mom looking to re-enter the workforce? The Working Woman Radio Show will discuss what to do to make that happen. We’ll share information about retraining programs. We’ll also talk about how to prepare a resume, and what to do to prepare for a job interview. 

Another topic that we’ll be tackling is returning to work after the birth of a baby. This is especially important for women who are first-time mommies. We’ll be discussing childcare options and share tips on how to navigate nursing a baby as a working mom. We’ll also explore how you, as a new parent, can negotiate a family-friendly work schedule with an employer. 

These a just a few of the many topics that we will be discussing on the show. If you want to tap into this valuable resource, make sure to visit The Working Woman Radio Show podcast at www.theworkingwomanradiopodcast.com. 

Well,  God bless and we will see you next time on The Working Woman Radio Show.