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Overcoming the Challenges of Being a Successful Mother and Businesswoman

Overcoming the Challenges of Being a Successful Mother and Businesswoman by Marja Zapusek. Photograph of a metal sign that reads "Lady Boss" by Marten Bjork.
Photograph by Marten Bjork

A working mother’s hard-won lessons for overcoming the challenges of combining a successful career with motherhood — and thriving

According to most successful people, running a business or building a successful career is a fulltime endeavor. Yet there are so many women in the business world today that are doing their best to navigate both their career and their family. 

As if that alone wasn’t challenging enough, they are also faced with the constant distraction of competition, judgments, self-doubt, and guilt about their role as a mother and a businesswoman. If you add being a single mother into the equation, most would consider that a recipe

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