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Jenny Elliott

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Ep. 19 Leaning Out with Monica Pierce

Season 2 has officially begun! If you are a woman in corporate America, the phrase “Lean In” is probably not a new one. The phrase became popular in 2013 after Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, published her book. It served as a call to action for women to stop holding themselves back from the big corporate career they always dreamed of.  But what if that message fell flat for you, or now that you’ve had a child your career goals have completely shifted. What if you just want to be an average career mom? Enter Monica Pierce and her book, “Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman” (learn more here) Monica has worked in Corporate America for 15 years, starting out determined to “climb the ladder” and "Lean In" to her career. But over the years her professional ambition changed, specifically when she became a mother. Monica now passionately writes and speaks about alternative perspectives for modern corporate women. Monica and her husband have three young children and, following her own Leaning Out philosophy, they recently relocated from the busy Silicon Valley to Boise, Idaho where they live a slower-paced lifestyle, enjoying the outdoors and time together as a family. Monica’s debut book, Leaning Out, is now available in print, ebook and audiobook. Leaning Out is being acclaimed as the long-awaited response to today’s mainstream messages and as a must-read for all modern corporate women. Jenny and Monica will be hosting a book club to read and talk about “Leaning Out”. Get a free copy of the audiobook and a 30 day trial of Audible: Make sure you are part of the Career Mom Facebook group in order to get more information about book club details. There will be 2 virtual hangouts hosted in September 2020. Learn more about Monica and her book at: www.monicaEpierce.comJoin the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group: Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:

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Being a mom is hard. Having a career is hard. Doing both is REALLY HARD! Let’s talk about it. Join me, Jenny, as I talk with moms that are navigating the challenging and joyous world of being a mother and having a career. I am not a parenting expert or a career coach, but I'd been in my corporate job for nearly 10 years before I had my son. I know how hard it is to make sense of your new identity as a working mom. This is a place to hear conversations from real women who are figuring out life right beside you because you are not alone in this crazy journey. Join the conversation or share ideas for future episodes. I want to hear from you! Instagram: @careermompodcast Facebook Group: Career Mom Email: Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.