Her Ambitious Career

Ep 79 - 'Part-Time Does Not Mean Part-Talented or Part-Arsed', with guest and working mum Clare Mullarkey

February 07, 2023 Episode 79
Her Ambitious Career
Ep 79 - 'Part-Time Does Not Mean Part-Talented or Part-Arsed', with guest and working mum Clare Mullarkey
Show Notes

Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who expect more from their careers.

My guest today is Clare Mullarkey who is a Trademark Attorney based in UK, who also happens to be a mum. :)

This conversation was sparked by an article posted by Anna Whitehouse (check out her blog: Mother Pukka ) who is on a very vocal crusade in UK to highlight the inequity surrounding part time work and campaigns for flexible working for all.

Anna pointed out in her article that "part-time doesn't also mean being part-arsed or part-talented" and is a sentiment Clare and I both deeply agree with... and so are bringing our conversation to you today!

We are talking about :

  • Some of the experiments with flexible working being tested right now
  • How the Covid pandemic has helped us redefine what 'working' looks like
  • Looking at productivity rather than the timeframes you work
  • Boundaries and how important it is to be transparent about your hours
  • How having personal values met (such as being a present mum) actually makes you better at your job
  • How we are all defined by so much more than just our jobs
  • And how part-time or working post-children doesn't make women less ambitious...
  • And a whole lot more!

Clare says:

"Society is now coming at this from different angles: the traditional part-timer working mum and this new concept of the 4-day working week across an entire company.

"We need to be transparent about the hours we work - for example putting those hours in your email signature -  because sharing those boundaries is important."


Host Bio:

Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 10 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. Find Rebecca: www.illuminategrowth.com.au

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To read more about Anna Whitehouse, FlexAppeal and flexible working for all, go to her blog Mother Pukka