I have been a single mom for the better part of my 20-year-old son's life. And for the past 10 years of it, I have had virtually no help in raising him. I made this single mom thing work by prioritizing my son and his needs above all else. Next came the job, because, well, I had to pay the bills, and lastly came me. Always.
The pay discrepancy between men and women has been an ongoing conversation for years. While there are numerous reports of women getting paid less than their male counterparts for the exact same job, the gender pay gap isn't always so straight forward. In fact, it's a pretty complex, nuanced issue with numerous factors that are issues in and of themselves.
I have a confession: I've never really enjoyed working for other people. Why? Well, for starters, I'm selfish. If there's a final bite of shared dessert on the plate, I'll eat it. If I go even one day without hitting the gym, I'm resentful. Once the coffee is made, I pour myself a cup of coffee before I offer it to my husband. I hoard time the way others hoard possessions. I'm selfish with my thoughts. I like to be alone. Sometimes, I stick my daughter in front of a cartoon just so I can hear myself think.
Anastasia Naftalieva is the Founder and CEO of Hey Mom Co, a new kind of wellness and mindset development community committed to helping working moms thrive. She established her career in the Silicon Valley, to later become a certified life coach. Fast forward to becoming a mom she found her passion for empowering women navigating motherhood while pursuing big ambitions. Find her on Instagram: @anastasianaftalieva.co
Chief Strategy Officer, Author of BYOB Revolt. After a decade as a business strategist, Jennifer has worked with clients of all sizes ranging from start-ups to multi million dollar organizations. Specializing in digital marketing and targeting, she has created successful growth strategies using a unique approach. Jennifer has built and implemented large scale strategies in industries including: Medical Device, Wine and Spirits, Hospitality and Higher Education. She adjusted the strategic planning that worked so well for her clients to create a tool for career advancement starting with herself. This method is called BYOB Revolt and was published in 2019. This book's documentation offers professional self reflection tools, short term goal setting and specific metrics to track and gage for success. BYOB Revolt is now a book, online accountability community / mobile app, a podcast and a certification course for both individuals and higher education institutions. Jennifer is a city splitter, living in both New York, NY and Dallas, TX. In addition to her passion for self empowerment in the workplace, she is a strong advocate for gender equality and education accessibility.
I am the host of the Style Your Life Podcast and the America Changed YouTube channel, where we inspire women to make positive changes in their lives through building confidence, embracing challenges and practicing mindfulness.
I have a passion for helping people take back control and design a life they love. With a background in Human Resources, I have always cared about helping people. I offer individual and group coaching sessions focused on helping you achieve career success, whatever that looks like for you.
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