#18 Career Relaunch - Getting Back to Work with Dr. Patricia Widmer




Getting back to business after years of child care is tricky!

While we @MyCollective focus on new parents returning to their careers right after parental leave, there are also many women who leave their jobs for a prolonged time to take care of their family. We talk to Dr. Patricia Widmer about how they can come back.

Patricia is the Vice Director at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and has set up University programmes specifically for this - including the "Women Back to Business” programme and the "Career Relaunch" conference.

She has found that finding the way back to a career-path is linked to three things, not all of which are within our control, but some of which very much are:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 our social circle (including our family)

👩🏼‍💻 our workplace environment

👧🏻 ourselves! Our sense of what we can do, and what we expect from ourselves.

In this podcast, she has lots of excellent advice on how we can impact those three circles, as she calls them. Ways in which we can manage expectations at home, at work - and our own.

As a mother of two teenagers, she also has some valuable experience of her own to share 💕


🎧Find this week’s podcast here:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3F1NdQX9OLwBl1cJdM9Kl2?si=0eb6cad3de3041e4

Youtube: https://youtu.be/my_cx2T-nUc

Speaker: Dr. Patricia Widmer, Vice Director University of St. Gallen

Interviewer: Dr. Ricarda Engelmeier - Founder @MyCollective

Music: sponsored by @Michaelkadelbach

Picture: Dr. Patricia Widmer

Graphic & Production: MyCollective