Being Married to My Career: How I Turned Anxiety Into Action

Ashley Connell
Ashley Connell
September 09, 2020 01:00 PM EDT
September 09, 2020 01:00 PM EDT

I woke up 15 years into my career with a sinking feeling that what I was doing wasn’t “it”. The second that I graduated college, I had an ongoing background anxiety of what having children would do to this career that I’d poured my blood, sweat and tears into.

It was that anxiety which led to research, which led to obsession, which led to building a company who helps 100s (someday millions) of women feel confident, develop the skills they need, and land rewarding work that uniquely fits them.

You’ll walk away from this chat with:

  • Real-talk on being torn between career and kids
  • Tools to reposition anxiety into action
  • Insights on how transferable skills + natural EQ skills can get you a job

Meet The Speaker

Ashley Connell
Ashley Connell
I think a lot about women in the workforce. How it would be different if we lived in a gender-equal society. I suspect work would look a lot like the company we built, Prowess. EQ would be just as (if not moreso) important as IQ, employers would be encouraged to bring their whole self to work, and of course, each seat would have a purse hook ;)

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