This event sees the Sydney Women in Engineering (WIE) committee continue their three-part-series centred on the role of men in enabling gender equality. The final event will be a webinar on building success as a ‘working couple’.
You’ve broken through the glass ceiling and your career is flourishing. So is your partner’s. Now you face the challenge of being a ‘dual career’ couple. How do you reach mutually beneficial agreements about finding meaningful work, building financial security and caring for your family (including children, ageing parents or dependent siblings)?
When these decisions are made on an ad hoc basis, they can have ripple effects which impact your long-term career options, lifetime earning power and the dynamics of your relationship. Learn how to take a strategic approach to planning for the future, so both you and your partner can thrive professionally and personally.
Attendees will finish the session with tools for building success as a two-career couple. At the end of this session, you should be able to:
- Manage the typical pressures and decision-points which impact working couples in the ‘era of supposed equality’
- Take a strategic approach to life planning and career building with your partner
- Pinpoint the key decision points which will be most relevant to you now and into the next five years
- Identify which of 5 potential career management models best suits your partnership
- Negotiate assertively, so you can design win- win action plans with your partner, your employer and your family.
Topics will include:
- What makes success possible?
- Planning in tandem
- Rethinking your options
- Negotiating for what you need
Please note this event is webinar only.
About the Speaker
Eleanor Shakiba | Positive Psychology Trainer and Success Coach, Think Learn Succeed
Eleanor Shakiba is an expert in training smart people. She breathes life into theory and connects with everyone in your group. You’ll tune in easily to her vibrant facilitation style. Step into her workshops and you’ll see inspired faces, hear laughter and feel a buzz of high energy.
Eleanor started her career as a writer and theatre director. From there, she moved into a large library, where she supervised a customer service team responsible for handling customer complaints regarding fines. In 1994, Eleanor entered the training and development field, occupying roles as a staff development officer and then as a training manager in the University of Sydney.
Eleanor is now lead facilitator at Think Learn Succeed — a company specialising in Positive Psychology training and coaching. Eleanor's qualifications are:
- Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Anthropology
- Graduate Certificate in Adult Education
- Graduate Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
- Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Diploma of Positive Psychology
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