Tag: Women of HR

Not So Terrible Twos: 2 Years of Women of HR

Posted on June 1st, by Shauna Moerke in Community and Connection. 2 comments

Today commemorates the 2 year anniversary of Women of HR. 2 years, over 300 posts, 50 some regular and guest contributors. Dudes, can you believe it?

2 years ago, I was lucky enough to kick off the site by encouraging you all to be subversive in our inaugural post. 1 year ago, I told everyone they got puppies and ice cream in celebration of our first anniversary. Hmm, what should we do for our 2nd anniversary then?

Unicorns! You, and you, and you…everybody gets a unicorn! Or not, whateves.

In all seriousness though, thank you

, everyone, for your continued support, contributions and readership. The thought provoking posts, the encouraging comments, and this wonderful community.

We do this for you. Because we've got your back.

Huge love and hugs to our Editor-in-Chief Lisa Rosendal, and my lovely fellow co-founders Trish McFarlane, Sarah White, Charee Klimek, and Jennifer Payne. There are no words to express how grateful I am to share in this great project we started one fun night in Chicago.

I know that this next year is going to be just as amazing and exciting as the last two. I hope you will all be there to experience it with us.


I Am Not A Traditional Woman

Posted on June 9th, by Trisha McFarlane in Networks, Mentors and Career. 20 comments

I am not a traditional woman.  I don’t even know what “traditional” means anymore.

Is it the woman of the 40’s who took care of everything at home while the husband was away at war?  Is it the woman of the 50’s who, like June Cleaver, was the perfect homemaker and mother?  Is it the woman of the 60’s or 70’s who was fighting for greater equality?  Is it the woman of the 80’s who was taking on more “typically male” roles in the workplace?  Is it the woman of the 90’s who moved into more corporate leadership roles and had trouble balancing that with being a wife, mother, or partner?  Is it the woman of the 00’s who is using technology, assistants, daycare, activities, nannys, and maids to get through a day?

I don’t think there is a right answer.

I am now a woman of the 10’s.  One that values being a mother more than any other role, personal or professional, in my life.  I am also a leader, worker, learner, teacher, writer, and speaker.  However, I DO NOT want it all.

That’s right, I do not want it all.

I want only to love and be loved.  To challenge and be challenged.  To learn and to teach.

I co-founded Women of HR with the goal of being a place where some of the thought leaders in Human Resources, female and male, can come together to share thoughts on what it is like to be a woman in the workplace or how women in the workplace are perceived.  We will talk about many issues that affect women.  We will discuss all subjects- nothing is not fair game.

I am not a traditional woman because that just does not exist.  Do you agree?