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Lisa is nervous but gaining more confidence every day ...

 

Lisa did not see this coming as divorce is not something you plan for, but now she was trying figure out what her next steps should be.
Let’s rewind – Lisa had a great career and was consistently at the top of sales leaderboard at the end of each quarter. The software company she worked for was growing and aggressively increasing their market share and brand which made for exciting times for someone in business development. Lisa had a demanding job as you must be “on” when your customers are ready, and her peers loved working with her. She always had happy customers because she listened to them and clearly communicated their needs to the delivery teams she worked with. Life was great and then she met Evan. Evan was her male doppelganger as he worked in business development for a competitor. The high energy and love for life they shared resulted in a quick engagement and marriage within their first year of dating. Lisa was then ready to take a break from her high stress job and start a family. 5 years later, with a young children, Lisa and Evan made the painful decision to get divorced. With everything that had happened over the course of their marriage, they felt this was the best long-term decision for them. But now what. Even with financial support from Evan, Lisa had to go back to work. She had a successful career in technology sales, but she knew she could not invest the same amount of time in a full-time sales career with a young child to care for. She knows the industry, but what are her other options as she sat and wondered:

• What do my skills qualify me to do beside sales?
• How do I make sure I’m taking a job where I can make enough money to support myself?
• What kind of impact will this have on my child with little to no support ecosystem?
• I need to prioritize my child, but I’m scared about my own needs now that I’m alone?

By joining the MSHEmpowers community, Lisa connected herself to people and programs that can provide her with the insight she needs to make decisions about her and her child’s future with confidence.  Let’s see how Lisa has been able to address her biggest concerns now.


What do my skills qualify me to do beside sales?

Lisa found 2 great women that were also part of the MSHE network that had similar backgrounds to hers and were now doing account management and sales management roles – they served as great mentors as she explored her strengths and what she wanted to do next.

• How do I make sure I’m taking a job where I can make enough money to support myself?

The MSHE network of financial advisors that volunteer their time to provide guidance to women like Lisa who have to now plan for their and their child’s financial future, provided great advice and recommendations regarding her controlling her own financial destiny.

What kind of impact will this have on my child with little to no support ecosystem?

Leveraging the  MSHE Resource Library provided Lisa found a post and website dedicated to providing women going through divorce with insights, opinions and fresh outlooks from people that have walked in her shoes.  Read the article here

I need to prioritize my child, but I’m scared about my own needs now that I’m alone?

Lisa found a support group that is partner of the MSHE network that she can connect to via in person meetings and online resources that have helped her feel validated and hopeful about her future and how she can provide for her child.


Joining the MSHE community has helped Lisa create a path to identifying what she wants to do with confidence, while she ensures and is comfortable with making decisions that are also in the best interest of her child.