“So now you’re a Mum, do you think you should just do admin instead?”
This was a genuine question one of our brokers was asked once she had a baby.
A successful, high earning broker
Not by us, by her last employer.
How short sighted!
Don’t you realise what happens to a woman when she becomes a Mother?!
She doesn’t become powerless, she finds her power.
She doesn’t lose her focus, she becomes laser focused.
She doesn’t stop caring, she cares more.
Yes she changes. Wow, does she change. She’s grown a tiny human. Of course she’ll change. For the first time she may actually realise how INCREDIBLE she really is. Always was.
Maybe that’s the change you feel.
Maybe this is a lesson for you.
She would have worked so hard for you.
She would have created even more success.
She would have connected to your clients in a brand new way.
But I’m glad she didn’t. Because you would never have straightened her crown.
And that Queen deserved to be celebrated, not put down.
Just like all the women do.
Never underestimate them.
And please don’t let them underestimate you.
Here at The Mortgage Mum we want to inspire women to take an incredible step and build themselves a life and career they love, around their family and commitments, but we also want employers to step up and take note of the amazing, talented, powerful, strong women around them. Life, identity and career opportunity doesn’t end when you become a mother. Employers can create a positive change to the industry mindset, enhancing an element of flexibility whilst maintaining productivity and efficiency.
Never under estimate the power of a mother. She’s strong, she’s fierce, she’s powerful, she’s incredible.
Sarah Tucker, Managing Director of The Mortgage Mum