Working Mother

Why Committing to One Job Can Be Career Suicide for a Mom, from a Former PepsiCo Exec

Becky Frankiewicz with family

The author with her husband and daughters.

Photo: Becky Frankiewicz

Newsflash: the skills you have as a working mom—adaptability, problem solving, collaboration—are the same skills that will give you an edge in today's workplace. In this new world of work, the impact of technology means new skills and new roles are emerging as fast as others become obsolete.

It hasn’t always been this way. As I entered high school, I followed a linear career path similar to generations before me. Pick a discipline, get a degree, commit to it, retire. Now in my fourth career, that’s not how it worked out and

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