'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.
If you want to join the discussion, please join the group https://facebook.com/groups/TheCareerMum. I look forward to hearing from you.


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December 28, 2017

Back in the 80’s my Dad loved to go and sit in his car chatting on his CB Radio - I believe they’re still in use today, a rarity, standing the test of technology. As a really young girl I loved to join in, learning the Slang , with Dad using his handle (Magpie) to intr...

December 24, 2017

Much like the song there really isn’t much that I need personally, however in 2018 I hope I am able to keep a healthy perspective on life and be mindful and grateful. 

I’m not a political activist, so although I recognise that there are things that need changing in the...

December 20, 2017

Pearls of wisdom 20th December 2017

I think that this will be my last Pearls of Wisdom of the year. As I am ‘the career mum’ and my kids are off school, it’s now time to dedicate to my family. I hope that you enjoy it. 

What I’m loving this week

December 16, 2017

I was recently introduced to the concept of lady data. Actually I’d been fighting, asking to see lady data for years but I hadn’t given it a name. So here we are, I’m sharing with you all as I think it’s an important concept that needs raising. 

Lady data doesn’t always...

December 14, 2017

I have to admit I used to be fairly wastful of my time. However I have had a recent shift, appreciating how precious time is. Here are my top tips:

  • Facebook - I have so many friends who say they have come off Facebook. It was consuming them. I use my personal Facebook l...

  • December 12, 2017

    As a woman who has had 4 kids while managing a career I often get asked how I do it all. Of course the reality is it’s a juggle, I’m no different and I don’t get it right all the time. However here are my learnings along the way

    • Find a role model. I don’t just mean a wo...

    December 10, 2017

    I’m beginning to wonder if everything that I’ve ever understood about job hunting has shifted? The old traditional way, you look on a jobs board, or speak to a recruiter and they tell you what they have, feels like it may have changed. Of course it’s been 20+ years sin...

    December 8, 2017

    Pearls of wisdom 8th December 2017

    Here’s what I’m loving this week:

    • I attended a free training class at the new digital garage. I’ve blogged here it is definitely worth a look if you are considering training. 

    • On the subject of training there are so many free training re...

    December 6, 2017


    I recently had the pleasure of attending a FREE social media training at Google digital garage Manchester . It is also worth noting that they have free Digital garage online training. 

    There are currently 3 different garages to empower people to learn digi...

    December 4, 2017

    Or rather, follow our vlog. Do you want to learn Pearls of wisdom from some established senior female professionals, or follow our series of taboos (those issues effecting women at work that we just don’t talk about). Come and subscribe to our The Career Mum youtube ch...

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