Working Mother

The New-Mom Job Rut

An accommodating boss and three work-from-home days a week might sound like an ideal combination. But new mom Amanda Riego, a director of academic operations at a New York City university, feels she’s achieved all she can in this position. “I mostly manage day-to-day But she doesn’t know how—and worries she’d have to sacrifice her family-friendly hours. Even though nonprofits are “comfortable” for Amanda, corporate social responsibility (CSR) might give her all she’s seeking. says certified executive coach Wokie Nwabueze, founder of the Seen & Heard Project. How can Amanda, who admits to losing herself since welcoming her daughter, transition? Here, Nwabueze helps with career coaching, résumé retooling and image rebranding.

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