WPR003: How to Cut Back at Work Without Ruining Your Career with Suzanne Brown

Creating a more flexible or part-time schedule doesn't have to equal sacrifice. There are options!

by Sarah Argenal
How modern working moms and dads are getting creative to design work arrangements that provide the flexibility, space, and freedom they’ve been craving.

Episode Summary:

Today we’re chatting with Suzanne Brown.  Suzanne is a full-time mom to 2 young boys, wife, part-time business and marketing strategy consultant, writer, and avid international traveler. She helps businesses understand how marketing can help their bottom line and helps them work better with their marketing agencies.

Before focusing on her own business endeavors about 4 years ago, Suzanne worked at various large marketing agencies in Austin, New York, Miami, Chicago and San Antonio. Suzanne has more than 15 years of experience managing and developing integrated marketing campaigns and projects for primarily Fortune 500 companies.

In mid-2013, in addition to her consulting work, Suzanne started researching for her book, “Mompowerment: Insights from Successful Professional Part-time Working Moms who Balance Career & Family,” to share advice and insights from over 100 part-time working moms. She also just gave a talk at TEDx SMU Women.

Suzanne received her MBA in marketing and a BBA in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas – Austin. She also holds a BA in Spanish from UT Austin.

Suzanne and her family live in Austin, Texas.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • How modern professionals are getting creative to design work arrangements that provide the flexibility, space, and freedom they’ve been craving.
  • You’ll hear about the interviews Suzanne has conducted with over a hundred working moms (and counting!) about how they created their own part-time and flexible work situations without having to take a step back in their careers. She describes the amazing variety of solutions other working moms have used to create more time for their families and themselves.
  • You’ll receive some tips you can use to begin to craft your own part-time schedule, even if you work for a demanding company, and even if no one else in your organization is doing it.
  • You’ll also hear the broader social shifts that are occurring across the U.S. that we hope will support companies to adapt to working family needs so we can keep talented working parents in the workplace. 

Show Notes:  Episode WPR003

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Suzanne Brown Contact Info:

Website & Blog: mompowerment.com

Ted Talk: “It’s Time to Create Professional Part-Time Working Mom Opportunities

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Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

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