#26: COVID-19 and Working Parents – Rebekah Bostan
Can we predict the long-term impact of COVID-19 on working parents’ careers? In this ep I’m joined by Rebekah Bostan, Data Operations Manager and flexible work advocate. We explore the need for a personal contingency plan – where homeschooling is NOT the top of the list. We also get right into how to have difficult conversations when it comes to managing work/life balance in a partnership. If you’re wondering how to manage the upcoming months this episode will help get your priorities in order.
Rebekah leads a multi-disciplinary analytics team, including geologists, economists and petroleum engineers, that provides quantitative and qualitative data research and insights to clients on the African energy sector. She regularly presents at conferences and to senior energy sector management teams. She’s an active proponent of creating a healthier working culture that ensures that women remain part of the corporate workforce to create much needed diversity of thought and experience through to board levels. In early 2020 she was named a Timewise Power Climber for her advocacy in the field of flexible working. She shares her personal views on how to improve corporate cultures to better support all employees via her personal blog www.diversity-puzzle.com.