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Episode 98 – Harmonising Women in Business with Motherhood with Carrie Kwan

In this episode of Chatabout Children, Sonia Bestulic welcomes Carrie Kwan, Co-founder and executive manager of Mums&Co, speaker, coach, and podcast host of Mumbition.

Carrie grew up in a big Malaysian Chinese family with strong support from her parents and siblings. Her upbringing instilled a sense of possibility and curiosity, leading to her current entrepreneurial endeavors.

Together Sonia and Carrie discuss insights on raising empowered children, especially for women who are nurturing family and business.

Empowering Moments

  • Empowering Women in Business: Carrie Kwan emphasizes the importance of supporting women in business, highlighting structural barriers and the need for investment in women-led ventures.
  • Balancing Family and Career: Mums&Co’s mission is to help women balance family and career without having to choose between them, providing resources and support through a digital subscription model.
  • Holistic Approach to Wellbeing: Emphasis on the importance of ambition, livelihood, and wellbeing.
  • Strategies for Coping with Guilt and Pressure: Findings from a report indicated that many business-owning mothers do not feel guilty about less time with children and believe they set a good example.This highlights the importance of setting strategies to minimize guilt and maintain a healthy balance.
  • Transferable Skills: Parenting skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and resilience are valuable and transferable to the business world.
  • Community and Support Systems: The significance of having a strong support system, both professionally and personally, and the value of a judgment-free community where parents can share and learn.
  • Empowering Children: Use intentionally empowering language and involve children in decision-making. Encourage children to solve problems and learn from mistakes; and emphasize the importance of having fun and learning from both wins and losses.

So sit back and enjoy this episode of the Chatabout Children Podcast with Sonia Bestulic as she interviews Carrie Kwan.

Contact and Further Information

  • Learn more about Mums&Co: mumsandco.com.au
  • Follow on social media: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn.
  • Explore “Mumbition the Journal” for practical insights and personal growth tools.

Host’s Invitation

  • Sonia Bestulic invites listeners to join her newsletter at soniabestulic.com for more tips, tools, and strategies for transformational empowerment.

Links:
Chatabout Children
Flourish with Sonia

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