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Work-Life Balance For Women Entrepreneurs: Julie Hanks on Intuit Small Biz Blog

I was thrilled to be invited to interview on the topic of work-life balance, having just finished reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. I really enjoyed the book and think it provides a much needed nudge to women to lean in and let their voices be heard, and to be a little bolder about stepping up to lead.

While I haven’t written or blogged a lot about the topic of being a female business owner, it is a subject that I LIVE every day! As it turns out I had a lot to say on this subject from my 24 years of trying to find a workable balance between family life and my professional endeavors. It was a joy to share my thoughts in this interview.


Help Your Man Lean In To Fatherhood: Studio 5


Therapist Julie Hanks offers advice on how to help your man more involved in parenting. It’s a strategy that could make your whole family happier.

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In” encourages women to step up, take risks, and lead in at work, at school, and in their communities. However, for women with children to seize leadership opportunities requires men to lean in more at home. Whether you’re a mother who is working part-time or full-time outside of the home, or you are a stay-at-home mom, there are things we can do encourage our husband’s to lean in to fatherhood. Not only is an involved father necessary for you to embrace leadership opportunities in the community, research consistently shows that your children will benefit from their father’s involvement in their lives. Here are a few of the ways children benefit from having an involved father: