She was on track to become a neuroscientist: she’d hit all the markers, from prestigious fellowships to a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and MIT. She was about to become a professor when she switched careers—and became a parent. Now, she’s an “internet unicorn” with multiple platforms and businesses, an author, and has a brand-new career. Christine Koh tells us how motherhood moved her career in a completely different direction, and how she (almost) never looked back.
People will tell you that the early days of your startup will require 80-hour work weeks, that you won’t see your friends and family. But here’s the thing: You always have a choice. Learn how Laura Roeder of Meet Edgar created work that fit her life, not the other way around.
Is taking maternity leave an option for women who run their own business? Stacey Trock of FreshStitches on scaling back and the necessity of keeping one day schedule-free.