'Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.' Brene Brown

I am Amanda Newman. I have had a successful 20-year IT career in one of the largest companies in the world. During that time, I have had 4 children including identical twin boys. As a so called ‘Career Mum’ I want to help women embarking on or during their own journey through the many challenges, decisions and the rewards.
The Career Mum will provide a unique mentoring resource for you, but also a resource for companies looking to embrace, understand and develop their vast network of talented women.
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October 31, 2017

Today Pregnant then screwed held a march of the mummies across the UK. I’d love to see your pictures if you have any to share. Campaigning to support women’s rights when pregnant/ on maternity leave. Read here March of the Mummies to understand their 5 demands 

I also h...

October 30, 2017

I happen to be a ‘career mum’ but it saddens me to hear brilliant friends who haven’t pursued a traditional career say they have nothing to offer in the workplace. Generally stay at home mums or women who have taken on roles that allow them to be a full time primary ca...

October 27, 2017

So I may be on the fight for gender equality however a LinkedIn connection who I respect greatly has reminded me this morning that we all have a role to play everywhere Sacha Atherton - Ethical Recruitment . Seriously I’m stunned and appalled at what happened here. For...

October 25, 2017

Pearls of wisdom 25th Oct 2017

Here are the things I'm loving this week;

  1. Working through my transition to off boarding from Shell with support from my executive coach Developing my personal goals, finding out what motivates me and my homewo...

October 25, 2017

Let's be honest - I'm not perfect at this, but on the days that I am, this is what I do:

'What matters most'

It's critical to plan your day when you have a lot done. I'm a big fan of the Franklin Covey time management system. Over years of using it I have adapted it to...

October 25, 2017

‘Diversity’ and in the case of the cause I fight most often we are talking ‘gender diversity’. Yes, I’m bored, frustrated and angry in fact. Many of us are trying to make a difference, to ‘shift the needle’ however there are still men like Justin suggesting it’s unimpo...

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