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The Art of Balance

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One of the greatest issues that we face as a society is the balancing of our professional career and personal lives. Traditions are changing and many of us are struggle to have fulfilling personal lives while pursuing successful careers. This is no more evident than the struggle faced by mothers. Some men don’t think much about it while some of us are so humbled that we cannot imagine how women do it all. Should women do it all?

Hear from three very successful women who have dealt with the family/career struggle and learned to live seeking that balance. Among other things, we will be discussing:

  • Issues faced in attempting to balance your professional life versus your family life
  • Solutions or recommendations
  • Overcoming stereotypes and guilt
  • Is this a women’s issue?

In preparation for this show, I’ve had the opportunity to consider whether this is a women’s issue or a men’s issue and frankly, it’s both. We’ll be discussing life balance issues that may be particular to wormen with children but are not only shared with men, but are directly relevant to them as well.

Featured guests

Barbi Reuter, RPAbarbi-reuter-photo | LinkedIn | @BarbiReuter | @PICORcres
Principal, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR

Barbi Reuter’s affiliation with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR began with the firm’s opening in 1985, becoming a principal in 1992. She oversees C&W | PICOR’s operations, research, finance and marketing/social media activities, and serves as Associate Broker. She writes and presents on social media applications for commercial real estate and edits PICOR Connect, the firm’s commercial real estate blog. Previously, Barbi founded the firm’s Property Management Division, taking it to the lead in market share and directed the Division until 2007 managing office, medical, industrial and retail space. Barbi has also served as court-appointed Receiver in both County and Federal courts.

Myriam Beaugé | LinkedInMyriam-Beauge-photo
Editor-in-ChiefMall Media Inc. (Tactics MagazineMarketing Trendz, Shopping Center Weekly)

Myriam joined Mall Media, publisher of leading global trade publications specializing in shopping center marketing, in 1998. After studying PR and marketing management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Ms. Beaugé spent a year in Europe studying German and Italian. After returning to Canada, she began her journalism career at Business in Vancouver newspaper, where she worked as a researcher and staff writer. Myriam is a past ICSC roundtable leader and served on the jury of the council’s Canadian Shopping Centre Awards and European Solal Marketing Awards. She has also been a guest speaker on shopping centre marketing trends and is now completing an MA in Intercultural and International Communication at Canada’s Royal Roads University.

Amy Slattery | LinkedIn | @amyjslatteryamy-slattery-photo
Senior Architect & Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Amy’s responsibilities include project management and design for a variety of building types, with a specialization in managing collaborative project teams, higher education, institutional facilities, and sustainable strategies and implementation. Amy currently serves as the President for Kansas City Commercial Real Estate Women (KC CREW) and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Diversity/Inclusion Council.  A recognized leader in the increasing dialogue surrounding Women in Architecture, Amy co-chaired the 2011 AIA National Women’s Leadership Summit held in Kansas City. She was named Emerging Professional of the Year by AIA Kansas City in 2008, a 2011 AIA Young Architects Award recipient, and was recognized by ENR Midwest’s Top 20 under 40 in 2012.

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  • MarketingNinja

    Awesome show Howard! You asked great questions, the kind professional women tend to dodge. The guests were also terrific. I really appreciated their candor and honesty.