Forgot the gift? 5 executives recommend books to give away on Mother’s Day; check it out – Money Times

Executives who are also mothers recommend books to give away this May 8 (Image: Clay Banks/Unsplah)

This Sunday (08), is celebrated the Mothers Day. Even though in recent years discussions about the adaptation of companies to receive women professionals have intensified, the issue of maternity and the job market is still far from being treated in the best way by everyone.

As proof of this, a study with 247 thousand mothers, carried out by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)pointed out that half of women who become pregnant lose their jobs.

More than ever, mothers are also becoming financially responsible for their families, marking their presence in the job. So, finding a balance between these two roles is not an easy task.

We invite women who live this in their skin, such as mothers and executives, to recommend books about careers, leadership and professional skills to gift this Mother’s Day, check out:

Gabriela Viana, co-CEO of Friday Payments

“I was released from a major consultancy when I reported that I was pregnant. At another time, I was also terminated from the company, upon returning from my second maternity leave. That is, I was impacted 100% of the time I got pregnant. At both times, I had the privilege of not having a financial need that made an already bad news worse, which allowed me to use this time to my advantage, staying with each baby for an entire year. But, yes, there are relevant impacts – to use a euphemism – in reconciling motherhood and career. If these impacts exist for professionals with higher qualifications, we know that they are even more cruel in non-executive professions”, says the co-CEO of Friday Pagamentos, Gabriela Viana.

Viana indicates as works:

  • Everything is Rio, by Carla Madeira (Editora Record);
  • My Story, by Michelle Obama (Objective Publisher);
  • The Love of a Good Woman, by Alice Munro (Editora Companhia das Letras).

“One tip I got years ago was to be fully present when you’re at work, and fully present when you’re with your family. Easier said than done, but I think it’s a good goal to achieve, even if it’s flawed,” she advises.

Thais Ischiara, head of marketing and impact at Caravel X

“I always thought about being a mother, but I was afraid to open up this desire of mine in the companies where I worked. Unfortunately, we have a bad culture ingrained in many places, that the woman who wants motherhood or already has children will have less chance of getting leadership positions. This ends up affecting our decisions, opportunities and positioning”, says the head of marketing and impact on Caravel X, Thais Ischiara.

Ischiara recommends the following books:

  • Start with why, by Simon Sinek (Editora Sextante);
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck (Objetiva Editor);
  • From Zero to One, by Peter Thiel (Objective Publishing).

Carla Melhado, president of Mutant

“The mission of being president of a multinational requires a lot of intensity and dedication, just like in motherhood. The routine of being a mother is wonderful, but we cannot deny that it is very hard and intense. The transition from motherhood to going back to work is frightening mainly because it leaves a being that is so dependent on you, but the return to daily activities develops maturity and wisdom to deal with everything”, points out the president of Mutant, Carla Melhado.

The President of Mutant indicates:

  • The Rule is No Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention, by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer (Intrinsic Publisher).

“The main challenge is to be able to reconcile the professional and personal side without feeling fear or guilt for dedicating yourself to your family or your profession, the most important thing is how we dedicate this time. When we stay on one side for a long time, we don’t look at things with due attention and problems end up potentiating on both sides. Routine occupies so much of our day-to-day that the pleasant moments are reduced, so the secret is to have balance and quality time”.

Rayssa Fonseca, marketing coordinator at Squid

“Being in a leadership position demands continuous improvement and dedication to positive results and, therefore, the possibility of motherhood caused me a great fear, which was the doubt if I would be able to maintain my performance at work, not being able to dedicate so much of my time. However, despite challenges such as reconciling many tasks for a few hours of the day, motherhood helped to shape the professional I am today, improving in me some characteristics that were already part of my personality, such as empathy and acceptance of situations that are not under my control”, declares Squid’s marketing coordinator, Rayssa Foncesa.

The executive indicates to present the following titles:

  • Danish Children by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl (Fontanar Publisher);
  • A Toc Na Cuca – Techniques for Those Who Want More Creativity in Life, by Roger Von Oech (Culture Editor).

Roberta Vasconcelos, CEO and co-founder of BeerOrCoffee

“Contemplating different profiles of professionals is one of these missions and mothers are certainly included. We know the need to have a support network, so we seek to bring partner spaces that give support and support to mothers, promoting quality of care, affection and comfort for them and their children”, reports the company. CEO and co-founder of BeerOrCoffee, Roberta Vasconcelos.

The CEO indicates as works:

  • The Infinite Game, by Simon Sinek (Editor Sextant);
  • The Rule is No Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention, by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer (Intrinsic Publisher);
  • The Mark of Victory: The Autobiography of Nike’s Creator by Phil Knight (Sextant Editor).

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