The Working Women of Ministry-Pt. 2

Episode 18-The Working Women of Ministry Pt. 2

On episode 18 of The Working Woman Radio Show, we’re going to continue our conversation about women who work in the ministry with Jillian Palmiotto, Pastor and Director of the Unlimited Special Needs Ministry at Mt. Paran Church of God, and Stacy Georges, the founder and CEO of Special Needs Respite, a childcare service for families with children who have special needs. 

 

More about Stacy Georges

Stacy Georges  is the founder and CEO of Special Needs Respite, a childcare service for families with children who have special needs. 

Stacy holds a B. A. in Therapeutic Recreation from Purdue University, but she says that her real education began when her two children were diagnosed with a cluster of neurological challenges. 

As the founder of YourRespite special needs child care, Stacy founded Special Needs Respite to help meet the needs of even more parents of children living with special needs. 

Stacy does speaking engagements for  churches and civic groups to further community understanding of how to minister to special needs families. She and her husband, Tom, reside in Roswell, GA.

Special Needs Respite/Special Needs Childcare

Special needs respite care

As parents of a special needs child, you know how difficult it is to find time for yourself. Time to run errands, or to spend time with your spouse for a night or a weekend, or just time for yourself to relax.  As a group, parents of special needs children are more stressed, and even more at risk for divorce, or worse .  Respite is something that parents of special needs children desperately need, and YourRespite can help make it happen. YourRespite provides childcare for your special needs children, in your home, up to age 19.

 

 

More about Jillian Palmiotto

Jillian Palmiotto is the Pastor and Director of the Unlimited Special Needs Ministry at Mount Paran Church in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Interrelated Special Education.

Before becoming the ministry director at Mount Paran, Jillian taught in the public school system for 12 years. In 2014, she utilized her education, experience, and guidance from the Holy Spirit, to envision and launch the Unlimited* ministry. Since its inception, the ministry has grown from 20 families to approximately 175. 

In 2016, Jillian founded the Together Conference, an annual event designed to equip ministry leaders and volunteers to launch or improve their special needs ministries. She has consulted with numerous churches across the United States, helping them to welcome people with disabilities.

Mount Paran Unlimited Special Needs Ministry

mount paran church of God special needs ministry

The Unlimited* ministry is open to all children and youth who have a disability, developmental delays, or children who just need some extra TLC. We partner with you as parents to build strong, committed disciples of Jesus who are capable of discipleship and service.

 

 

 

 

The Working Women of Ministry -Pt.1

 

women who work in ministryEpisode 17–The Working Women of Ministry

On episode 17, we discuss the roles of the working women of ministry.

Many of our modern day churches, encourage women to serve in certain positions as Sunday school teachers, nursery workers, children’s church leaders. However, when you read the scriptures about women who work in ministry in the scriptures, we see them serving in a much broader way.

Emily Tellez, a pastor’s wife and ministry leader, discusses the joys and challenges of being a woman who works in church ministry. She shares how she and her husband work to balance family life with their ministry work, and about what a woman can do if she feels that the called to serve in the ministry.

 

More About Emily Tellez

Emily Tellez grew up in Bogota, Colombia. She and her husband, Carlos, have four children. Carlos and Emily have been married for eighteen years. Carlos is currently the pastor of a house-based church the Tellezes helped plant three years ago in North East Atlanta. 

Emily has served in a variety of ministries over the years, including youth and college ministry, children’s ministry, English as a Second Language for adults, curriculum development and teaching. She is currently the interim children’s ministry coordinator for their church. She has her BA in Counseling and her MA in Ministry Studies. 

Emily is passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential. Although she considers herself an introvert, Emily loves to host people in her home. She would also choose an evening at home with her family over a party, any day. In the margins of her life, Emily trains for half marathons, reads good books, and enjoys deep conversations over coffee with close friends.  

 

Helpful Resources

Grace Church Northeast Atlanta Campus

Grace Church NE Atlanta Campus

Grace Church NE Atlanta Campus

At Grace Church we think the story of Jesus is the single most life-changing thing we can share. We want to ignite a gospel-centered movement to Know It, Live It and Give It Away. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

 

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Developing Female Leaders by Kadi Cole

 

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The Ultimate Christian Communicators Conference

10 Money and Time Saving Tips for Working Women

10 time and money saving tips for working womenEpisode 16–10 Money and Time Saving Tips for Working Women

On today’s episode of  “10 Money and Time Saving Tips  for Working Women”- we’re going to talk about some practical ways to improve not only your quality of life, but the quality of your loved ones, as well. 

I don’t know about you, but as a working woman, I am always looking for ways to keep more of the money I earn in my pocket and to have more time to do the things that I really want to do. 

You will be surprised at how adding a few basic items to your household can make a big difference and increase your efficiency. 

For instance, a slow cooker has many advantages including the fact that it can usually be left unattended all day for many recipes. You can put the ingredients in the crock pot before going to work and come home to a nice, hot meal. A slow cooker meal is an excellent choice for a busy day, whether you work in or out of your home.

Another way to save time is to set your bills on auto pay. Paying your monthly bills with AutoPay can give you peace of mind. Whether you’re enjoying summer vacation or getting ready for school to start again, you have enough on your mind. With AutoPay, it’s one less thing to worry about.

Cooking once, and eating twice is yet another way to save time and money. I recently came across a program called ‘Eat This, Not That’  that has created a solution that will perfectly fit your budget, schedule, and diet. They recommend that you set aside 20 minutes on Sunday to check off their 17-item shopping list then forget about all that eating out.

Self-care for the Working Woman

Self-care for working womenEpisode 15–Self-care for the Working Woman

The issue of self-care for the working woman is an important topic for today’s woman.  With our many responsibilities and duties, self-care can sometimes go by the wayside.

As a mom who worked part-time, I learned early on that my life was no longer your own, and I know that many of you can relate to this. When the kids were little, it was difficult to find time to do anything for myself without them being underfoot. Sometimes that even included finding time to go to the bathroom. 

Even as they got older, the driving force of most days still centered around their needs and activities. Add to all of this, the responsibility of trying to earn enough money to live, and honoring commitments to my church and community, sometimes it felt that I barely had time to think.

Because I was making all of these sacrifices, I expected affirmation and gratitude from my family and others, but many times my work went unnoticed and unappreciated. This left me feeling very disappointed, angry, and depressed which further complicated things.

I was in a downward spiral, and I realized that I had to make some changes. I started giving myself permission to nourish my own body and soul. At first, it was a struggle for me, but now that my children have grown up and three of them have left home, it’s a little easier and I’m finally learning how to take good care of me. 

The funny thing is that the more I talk about this experience with others, the more I discovered that many women are dealing with the same struggles. We’ve given so much of ourselves and we’re burnt out. We need to learn or relearn self-care. 

Now, let me clarify what I mean when I say ‘self-care’, ladies. Self-care is more than just going to the nail salon to get a manicure or a pedicure. It’s more than getting your hair done or going away for a weekend with the girls. All of those things are nice to do, but it’s not enough. Real self-care is much deeper than those things. It requires that we address our spiritual, emotional, and physical needs.  

So I’ve decided to dedicate today’s podcast to the subject of nourishing our bodies and souls and talk about eight ways, we as women, can make that happen, in the new year. 

Helpful Resources:

Trim Healthy Mama

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This plan encourages you to learn to put meals together that will suit your own needs, challenges and food preferences. Since Trim Healthy Mama is geared as a lifelong plan, you learn as you go, but after a while it becomes second nature for most people.

5 Surprising Dehydration Facts You May Not Know

Hydration Foundation

Dehydration is defined as the condition in which the body’s loss of water exceeds its water intake. We need water for our bodies to function normally.

Arrow Home Products for Hydration

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The Arrow Company is dedicated to developing high-quality hydration products made right here in the USA, as the market leader in Hydration Dispensers. Their products are BPA-free and designed to fit your lifestyle whether at home or on-the-go. Satisfy your hydration needs with our convenient and portable line of hydration products.

 

Side Gigs for the College Girl

Side Gigs for the College Girl

Episode 14–Side Gigs for the College Girl

This week’s WWRS episode, ‘Side Gigs for the College Girl’, features Adrianna Cauthen, a college student and entrepreneur. She talks about flexible jobs for the college girl (and guys, too) can do to earn money.

As a full-time student, Adrianna knows the challenges of balancing the demands of school and a job to earn extra money. 

Adrianna discusses what things a student needs to consider when choosing a side gig. She shares information on how to monetize a hobby. She also talks about the advantages of a being a part-time entrepreneur. Finally, she gives ideas on how to find a traditional part-time job that fits your schedule.

More about Adrianna Cauthen

Adrianna is the youngest of Andrew and Deanna Cauthen’s four children. She is a 12-year classically trained pianist. As an accomplished pianist, she has performed numerous times and won several music awards. She also owns and operates The Cauthen Piano Studio in Decatur, Georgia and has been teaching private and group piano lessons, for the past three years. 

Adrianna also loves to bake, upcycle clothing to create new fashions, spend time with her dog, Carolina, shop for clothes, and recently started a YouTube channel called “Fashion Hacks’ that shows viewers how to upcycle clothes to make new outfits.

Adrianna attends Clayton State University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has been accepted into the Honors program, and is pursuing a degree in piano performance. 

 

Helpful Resources

Fashion Hacks by Adrianna

Tutorial Jobs via Jobtomic

 

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13 Ways to Monetize Your Hobby

Earn extra income and stay motivated when you monetize your hobby. Here are 13 proven ways to make extra money doing what you already love to do. #earnmoney #earnmoneyonline #makemoney

 

 

 

 

 

The Working Woman’s Guide to Preparing for Retirement

Retirement guidelines for working womenEpisode 13–The Working Woman’s Guide to Preparing for Retirement

Retirement looks financially different for women than it does for many men. Some women may have stopped working to stay home with our children and then returned to the workforce, later. There are also women who only worked part time because they had a spouse who was the primary breadwinner.  Both of these scenarios affect the “bottom line” of a woman’s retirement funds. 

Kathy Mitchell is a former Georgia Power Company communications executive and a retired managing editor of a weekly newspaper publication. She gives inside information about the financial do’s and dont’s of retirement. 

We discuss how to apply for medicare insurance and where to get financial help, if you need it.  Kathy also talks about what women who are “late to the game” can do help themselves financially navigate the retirement years. Finally, she shares tips on how millennials can practice good money habits now to prepare for retirement, later. Finally,

 

More About Kathy Mitchell

 Kathy grew up in Anniston, Alabama and went on to study Journalism and English at Georgia State University and Fisk University. After moving to Atlanta, she began a career with the Georgia Power Company and worked in corporate communications for several years, until she eventually retired. 

Kathy started a second career as a managing editor at The Champion Newspaper in Decatur, Georgia. She served in the position for several years until she retired, again. She currently works part-time as a freelance writer for the same newspaper. Kathy is a community leader and a Sunday school teacher at Gresham Park Christian Church.

Helpful Articles About Retirement

Retirement Planning Is Different for Women. It Just Is. Here’s Why.

 

 

 

 

 

PR and Marketing for the Female Entrepreneur

marketing for female entrepreneursEpisode 12–PR and Marketing for the Female Entrepreneur

More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people, and generating $1.7 trillion in sales as of 2017. Women-owned firms (51% or more) account for 39% of all privately held firms and contribute 8% of employment and 4.2% of revenues.  Yet studies have shown that female business owners tend to be tentative about investing in the PR and marketing aspect of their business.

Special guest, Lizbeth Dison, who is the owner of Shiny, Inc., a boutique public relations firm, has over thirty years experience in marketing and communications, with a history of positions at Fortune 500 companies like Disney, Comcast, AT&T, Time-Warner and Cox Communications.

She explains the differences between PR and marketing, and she shares details on how to choose the right PR firm for your business.  Finally, she shares some simple tips for business owners to boost their public relations and marketing.  

More about special guest Lizbeth Dison

Ms. Dison has over thirty years experience in marketing and communications, with a history of positions at Fortune 500 companies like Disney, Comcast, AT&T, Time-Warner and Cox Communications.

Lizbeth decided to strike out on her own and launched Shiny Inc. LLC, a boutique public relations agency serving unique clients with specialized needs. Shiny’s current clients include fantasy authors, sci-fi and fantasy conventions, performing arts venues, non-profit organizations, and a company specializing in staffing and training for the nuclear power industry.

Earlier this year, Shiny Inc. launched ‘Our Town DeKalb’, a hyperlocal publication serving up news and events for the Tucker-Northlake-Smoke Rise community. 

 

Helpful Resources

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a PR Firm

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a PR Firm

 

How to Boost Your Digital Marketing With PR

How to Boost Your Digital Marketing With PR

Practical Help for the Single Working Mom-Part 2

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

There are some real ways to provide Practical Help for the Single Working Mom in this 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.