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Let’s Work Together!

In Blogging, Career, Entrepreneurs, Finances, Giving Back=Paying It Forward, Lifestyle, News, Relationships, Spirituality, wellness on June 8, 2016 at 13:40

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Thank You for Considering the Possibility of Working Together!

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COACHING

Would you like to become partners in a thought-provoking and creative process that will inspire you to maximize your personal and professional potential and produce fulfilling results?

I promise to listen deeply, to observe completely, and to customize my heart-centered approach to your individual needs, that way we can grow and harvest the seeds that God already put inside you.

I am currently training to be a Certified Professional Coach with the University of Miami, an Accredited Program by the International Coach Federation.

Please contact me to schedule a complimentary 30-minute call to meet and decide if we would be great partners!

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I learn and share blogging tips on The Blogger Union, please find below my latest posts:

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Thanks in advance!

In Gratitude and Service,

Laura

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Choosing between career, motherhood is unnecessary

In Career, Entrepreneurs, Family, Great Articles Found Doing Research, Lifestyle, News on November 23, 2015 at 09:00

By Shelby Bradford

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As a woman pursuing a college degree, I am keenly aware of the disadvantages and choices I face. However, I do not believe that I, nor young girls should be told that they have to choose between having a career and pursuing motherhood.

To this end, I strongly disagree with the statements made by Vivienne Durham, the former headmistress of an all-girls boarding school, in a recent article from the United Kingdom. In the article, she claimed telling girls they can handle having both a family and a career is “lying” to them about the reality of the glass ceiling, which states women and minorities face barriers in advancing in their careers.

I do not believe we have to force young girls to choose one over the other in order to explain societal inequalities to them, and I certainly don’t believe that saying “feminism” perpetuates the notion that the glass ceiling doesn’t exist.

A large issue with the claims made in the article is that Durham’s definition of feminism is flawed. She claimed she is not a feminist because, by her interpretation, being a feminist means you do not tell girls the glass ceiling exists. This is simply not true.

To many, feminism is about acknowledging the social disadvantages in place and challenging them. It is about not wanting to settle with the way things currently are because you know they are unfair and should be changed. By Durham telling girls they have to make a choice between having children and having a career, she is perpetuating that inequality and therefore stopping her students from achieving their full potential before they even have the chance to try.

The next problem in her statement was there was no happy medium in having a career and having children. She implied women who did choose to pursue both were either “juggling” them or were pushed back several years in one or the other, such as either postponing having children or not accepting a promotion in order to have them.

I acknowledge I personally have not taken on a child, but I know a number of professors and faculty at this University, as well as in my personal life, who have had children at the end of their collegiate career or the start of their professional one. They do not seem to be struggling to balance the two or were negatively impacted by their decision to wait the extra years to have children. This is something I felt Durham also skewed out of proportion.

To say that women who wait to have children so they can finish their education and start a career are ignoring a “biological clock” is ludicrous. Most professionals complete lengthy studies in their late twenties to early thirties, which leaves plenty of time to start both a career and a family.

While science has confirmed there is heightened risk of pregnancy complications as women get older, this doesn’t become a concern until 35 or 40. Therefore, women in their early and even mid-30s should not be concerned about conceiving, and if they are concerned, a chat with the doctor should clarify any issues.

There is no denying that women face unfair stigmas and biases in areas like education and employment. Despite the recent advancements in gender equality, we still live in an age where women receive unequal treatment to men. Women are paid less on average than an equivalently experienced male coworker, and they are given fewer opportunities for promotion than men.

To me, this isn’t an excuse to tell young girls that they can’t be mothers if they want careers. This is a cause worth fighting for, not a means to simply accept the blatantly unfair standards set in place for decades.

If we want today’s young girls to succeed, then we should bolster a sense of pride in their abilities. Yes, we must be honest about the negative reality that persists, but we shouldn’t lead them to believe that obtaining the life they want is impossible in the same breath. This is where Vivienne Durham missed the mark in inspiring her students’ success.

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“And Then the Thirties Come in Spain”

In Career, Contributors, Family, Finances, Lifestyle, Relationships, Spirituality on November 12, 2013 at 20:07

By Gode Segura Amarante

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To be part of a culture in which most of the women think that being complete means to be married and have kids is a bit complicated, but as every mind is a different world, mine has been pretty different. Life is not perfect and now that I’m in my thirties I can say I’m very proud of what I have achieved not just in my professional life but also proud of the woman I have become throughout these years in my personal life. I’m grateful for the family I have and more than anything else for my parents, because without them I would not be the person I am today.

Everything started in 2003 when I was twenty-one years old, almost twenty-two. I always had the idea of having the experience of living in a different country and being on my own. One of my main objectives was to be an independent person. I was almost done with accounting school and I was considering applying to the University of Miami. I was preparing myself to take the English test to join UM but something happened. I met a friend who started talking about Europe, specifically Spain; and then I thought: “Ok, let’s see what Spain has to offer”. I started looking for Masters programs and I found several that I liked, therefore I applied. Some programs required the same test I took for UM so I thought: “That’s good, let’s go for it!” That is how I was finally admitted to a school in Madrid.

Madrid was the city that taught me the most important things in life. I realized that I was stronger than I thought. Having the people I love the most far away from me and being in a different culture with no one but myself. Spain has given me great friends; great loves (even though they were not forever), amazing moments as a student, traveler, woman, and party girl but mainly as a human being. I think I was lucky but I also believe that I worked hard to be where I am today. In a European country that today I call home. At twenty-five years old I had the opportunity of working for a multinational firm in Barcelona in foreign projects. At the age of twenty-nine I became a Finance Director for a US subsidiary in Spain. I can say that most Directors are not that age when they start. Today, I am almost thirty-two and I am Head of Finance of three more subsidiaries.

Despite the fact that my family and closest friends have been far from me, my relationship with them stays like the day I moved away, because in essence our souls and minds are together forever (Thank God for technology, with that I have the opportunity of contacting and seeing the people I love). The only thing I can say I miss is having someone to share my life with. I know Mr. Prince Charming does not exist but here in Madrid it has been so complicated. There is something that I will never understand here because it has not just happened to me but also to friends who are also successful. It seems that because of the fact that you are a successful woman men get afraid of you. Their macho mentality makes them think that if you are in a superior level (according to them), they are not good for you and you will leave them. Most of them don’t realize that what matters is what you are and what you can offer as a person, material things matter but what matters most is what you have inside. But it’s ok, not everyone is meant to end or have a couple, that will come if God decides that it’s meant to be. In the mean time we have to live as if it is the last day of our life and build and maintain the happiness. What I can say is that with time, in your thirties you become more demanding…OK, let’s say picky… because you realize, at least in my case, that you are a treasure that cannot be in just anyone´s hands. So finally I will say that age is what you have deep inside, thirty is just a number, what matters is what you have given and the knowledge you have acquired through time, when you make a journey for which you will be remembered forever.

About Godelena:

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, now based in Spain. Finance Director experienced in Auditing, Internal Control and Finance Management. Enjoys traveling, writing, singing and dancing. Characterized by being a hard worker and friendly woman. Success is her main objective. 

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