Recently The Atlantic featured an article addressing in part the nearly impossible feat for working mothers to have it all (or at least have it all at the same time). The major limiting factor is not a lack of imagination or ambition but often control over one’s own schedule.
Running your own company affords the flexibility that can make that possible, but not everyone is in that position. If you are not an entrepreneur, seek an organization that lets you exert control over your schedule. Assuming you’ve landed in a place that will allow a flexible schedule, let’s get down to advancing your career.
I’ll focus on the startup world, where owing to the fast pace and wide opportunities, you can have a better chance of making your mark. What follows are concrete steps you can pursue to increase your value to your organization as a powerful internal and external resource.