I am all about women leaning into their careers, with or without children. I am in total support of daycares, family members, nannies, babysitters and au pairs helping families make dual-income households a possibility. Heck, single-family households don’t have a choice whether or not to be bringing home a paycheck – we all need a roof over our heads and food on the table.
I am also all about parents who choose to stay home with their children out of necessity or desire. This post is not an argument for or against a parent returning to work or staying home. This isn’t about climbing a ladder, leaning in, leaning out or simply standing still. Whether you go to work because you want to or have or both to is not the question here. I respect all decisions and situations.
Women are leaders, doctors, lawyers, lawmakers, scientists, politicians, educators – there is absolutely no shortage of possibilities and positions a women can succeed in, obviously. Some high-powered, highly respected, challenging, exciting, and/or high-paying positions offer flexibility and others do not.
Here is simply a run down of some of the opportunities out there for parents looking for either part-time, family friendly or remote careers/jobs (or a combo of all) in order to balance work and life a little differently than pre-kids. That does not mean you can’t still be on the leader, lawyer, doctor, scientist train if that position works for you and your family!
Let’s start with a list of some possible jobs that are actually quite ‘remote’ friendly:
- Social Media Manager
- Travel Agent
- Meeting Planner
- Virtual Assistant
- Sales Assistant and Account Relationship Manager
- Recruiting Coordinator
- HR Coordinator / HR Administrator
- HR Business Partner for outside sales or contractors
- Computer Engineer
- Data Scientist
- Pharma Sales & Med Device Sales (though this is out “on the field” a lot)
- Tech Sales
- Virtual Tutor at iTutor (certified educators)
- Freelance Editor
- Graphic Designer
- Video Editor
- Audiobook Reader/Voiceover
- + More Creative Freelancer jobs
This is not it, people. There are plenty of other positions various companies offer as remote.
You can find remote jobs on the following sites:
Even though all of the above links are respected and well-branded platforms – they are just that – platforms. You should always evaluate companies, positions and offers carefully/thoroughly and on their own merits. Don’t be fooled into a job where you have to spend money to get the position – like buying product.
Companies I have recently seen posting remote jobs:
- Executive Travel
- Girls Who Code
- Travel Leaders Group
- American Express
Companies with onsite childcare for employees:
- Clif Bar & Company’s Clif Base Camp
- Electronic Arts
- Purdue University
- Oregon State University
- University of Washington
- Walgreens Boots Alliance
- Campbell’s Soup
- Home Depot Little Apron Academy
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bernice E. Lavin Early Childhood Education Center
- Valero Energy
- Procter & Gamble
- Johnson & Johnson
- Cisco Systems
- Goldman Sachs Group
- Nike (er, some recent drama on this one!)
- Twenty-First Century Fox
- Time Warner