Whether Paid or Not, We Are All Working Women

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“Whether paid or not, we are all working women,” claims Nancy Jacobs, founder and Executive Director of Atlanta-based Society for the Advancement of Women. “We are all dealing with wanting professional success, but also wanting to be the mother we promised ourselves we would be.” This is a very strong undercurrent for working women and stay-at-home moms. Women’s bodies cannot be in a boardroom and on the playground at the same time and whichever path they choose, there is that hidden wonderment and sometimes sorrow about whether or not they have made the right choice.

“Whether paid or not, we are all working women,” claims Nancy Jacobs, founder and Executive Director of Atlanta-based Society for the Advancement of Women. “We are all dealing with wanting professional success, but also wanting to be the mother we promised ourselves we would be.”

This is a very strong undercurrent for working women and stay-at-home moms. Women’s bodies cannot be in a boardroom and on the playground at the same time and whichever path they choose, there is that hidden wonderment and sometimes sorrow about whether or not they have made the right choice.

“When my daughter started Kindergarten, I wanted to go back to work and have it all, but could not figure out how to juggle it and do a great job in all aspects of my life.” So, Jacobs began calling executive women asking them how they were managing it all and after months of research, found that no one really felt successful or fulfilled. “Most of the time, women would be in tears after just a few minutes on the phone,” says Jacobs, “I was expecting to find answers, not problems.” With notebooks full of issues, Jacobs analyzed the problems until she found commonalities and was able to form the Society for the Advancement of Women to specifically address these concerns. “Hearing those tears from so many women I admired was too much for me to let go. I began a mission to find solutions for us all, and heal the many open wounds I scratched open along the way.”

The Society for the Advancement of Women officially kick’s off with their upcoming event “The Evolution of Women”. “This is the first and only conference addressing the real women told us first-hand, not just managing the balance between home and office, or new ways to pamper them,” claims Jacobs.

This groundbreaking conference and exhibition being held by the Society for the Advancement of Women June 3-4, 2006, is being held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

After the intellectual and emotional conference experience, attendees have the option of finishing the two-day event with a relaxing yoga class with nationally known yogi David Romanelli while participants sample delectable truffles by chocolatier Katrina Markoff of Vosges Haut-Chocolat.

In addition to the conference, ample time is left for attendees to stimulate all of their senses in the conference exhibition hall with over 250 products and services. For more information about the conference, or for sponsor or exhibitor opportunities, visit http://www.advancementofwomen.org or call 404-396-3230.

The Society for the Advancement of Women is based in Atlanta, GA, and is committed to promoting societal change and progress for women. The Society’s mission is to improve women-based research, education and advocacy in the areas of women’s health, personal security, emotional connectivity and communication.

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