No matter what title they have, women in tech industries are typically surrounded by men. However, that male-dominated culture simply doesn’t exist at Goodway Group. Our company is 75% female, which also means we have lots of working moms in tech and leadership roles at Goodway. Since March is Women’s History Month, we wanted to shed some light on the lives of our full-time professional women (and full-time moms). To celebrate, we recently reached out to some of the most amazing working moms we know in ad tech to share their personal stories and advice for achieving the best of both worlds: What’s your motto as a working mom?
My motto is that I have two jobs, and I must be equally dedicated to both — work hard at work and work hard at being the best mom I can be. Goodway allows me to succeed at both!
– Robin K., Sales Business Manager (and wrangler of her 10-year-old son, nephew and parents)
What impact has working virtually for Goodway Group had on your life as a parent?
I’m married to a pilot who has a crazy schedule. Many times, he is outside of the country, and I can’t contact him, which leaves me in single-parent mode. Working from home allows me to avoid the commute time and being away from home while my husband is out of town. Another one of my favorite aspects of working from home is the ability to have breakfast as a family every morning. We make omelets, eggs and bacon, pancakes . . . . you name it; we have time for it! Our mornings are less stressful than they used to be because we have this time together.
– Sarah M., Director of Ad Operations and Creative Services (and mom of four)
What’s the greatest lesson your mom shared that has helped you succeed as a professional?
My mom taught me early on that just because I am a woman, it didn’t mean I couldn’t do anything I set my mind to. I come from a long line of strong, independent women. That has helped me to work in industries where women were scarce (auto parts, construction, IT).
– Katie S., Client Coordinator (and mother to a middle schooler)
What advice would you give to the next generation of women in tech who have big dreams?
I would say be you and no one else. Tap into what makes you unique because being your true and authentic self will always pave the way for success. We’re all born with innate gifts and abilities — somewhere among them, we find our purpose.
– Amber J., Training Supervisor (and one of Goodway’s newest parents after the birth of her daughter last year)
How would you describe Goodway Group (in a Tweet)?
A company that truly cares. About its clients, about its employees, about making this world a better place one day at a time. #goodwaygrouprocks
– Ellyn G., Training Enablement Specialist (and mom to a growing 6-year-old boy)
Among Goodway’s core values, at the center of who we are and what we do are our Family Values. And it’s partly because of this commitment to our core values and working moms in the tech industry that we were named a 2017 Best Place to Work by Glassdoor. To find out how you can achieve the best of both worlds — professional and parenting — search our current job listings and apply today. Then, share how you celebrate the rising women in tech with us through our social sites: Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.