Se­nior Man­ager, Deloitte Con­sult­ing LLP Hunt­ing­town, MD

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Mom of Brock, 4, and Jace, 1

“Here are the guid­ing prin­ci­ples I share with other women for how I nav­i­gate my own sense of well-be­ing through work and other pri­or­i­ties:

• Block your cal­en­dar— whether it’s to be home in time for din­ner or to chap­er­one a field trip to the zoo, qual­ity time with fam­ily needs to be a pri­or­ity.

• Be trans­par­ent—set ex­pec­ta­tions with your team around when you will be avail­able be­cause pre­dictabil­ity is a way to pro­mote trust.

• Feel com­fort­able tak­ing the full 16 weeks of leave pro­vided through Deloitte’s Paid Fam­ily Leave Plan—that time spent bond­ing with your child(ren) can be price­less.

• Work ef­fi­ciently—if you can, shift mov­able meet­ings to se­cure time for ded­i­cated work.

• And fi­nally, lean in (when you can)—tak­ing on that ex­tra task at work can help strengthen your role as a team player and can help to make the con­ver­sa­tions around pre­dictabil­ity and flex­i­bil­ity that much eas­ier.”

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