The Way We Work

From Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Lean In to Marissa Mayer’s controversial maternity leave (or lack thereof), discussions about women in leadership and working mothers have dominated the headlines in recent months. Here at oDesk, we are fortunate to have a resident expert on the topic — our talented VP of Marketing Jaleh Bisharat.

Jaleh has spent time on both sides of the argument; she served as VP of Marketing at when her children were young, and then made the difficult decision to leave the company so she could spend more time with her family. In the past couple weeks she has weighed in on several different aspects of her career and personal decisions — from telling The Next Women about her career path and current role, to co-authoring an article in Women 2.0 with her daughter Valerie about the impressions she made as a working mom. (These follow from her perspective on flexible work, in response to Marissa Mayer’s telecommuting ban at Yahoo, in VentureBeat and The Huffington Post.)

If you haven’t yet had a chance to hear Jaleh’s perspective on women in leadership, working moms, flexible work and more, I highly recommend you check out one of her recent articles above. And if you would like to read more about Jaleh’s career path and her advice for working parents, take a look at her previous blog posts here and here.

Want to weigh in on these topics? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!

Jenna Weiner

Content Marketer

Jenna Weiner is the former content marketing manager at oDesk and was the editor-in-chief of the oDesk blog. With a background in business and technology writing, she specializes in content marketing and strategy, public relations, and branding. Before joining oDesk, Jenna was a writer and editor for Monitor Group’s marketing department (now Monitor Deloitte) and was the Business & Technology Section Editor for Brafton Inc.… read more