Janice Windt, Founder and MD of the Working Mothers Expo, in partnership with MiWayLife, had a son of nine months old and was pregnant with her second when she was offered the career opportunity of a lifetime. Thrilled and devastated at the same time, Janice was at a cross road that so many women face: can I be the mother I want to be and also have a thriving and fulfilling career? Today, she has started a movement with her fellow working mothers: to remind us that there is support and inspiration out there and that it is possible to make life work if you’re willing to ask for the help you need.
- What are you most passionate about?
God, my husband, my boys, and helping other working moms make life work!
- What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
Leaving corporate to start my own business
- What makes you angry?
Seeing people taken advantage of, or misinformed by those trying to manipulate them
- If you inherited an acre of land what would you do with it?
Start a retreat for battle-weary, stressed out moms who just need a moment to regroup
- Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
- How many pairs of shoes do you own?
- If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Osso Bucco with basmati rice, red wine, caprese salad, strawberries and ice cream for dessert
- How would people communicate in a perfect world?
By listening long and hard to each other, first, before choosing what to say
- What do you work toward in your free time?
- If you woke up and had 300 unread emails and could only answer 30 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer?
I wake up every morning with hundreds of emails to answer! I try to deal with important first, over urgent, but don’t always succeed 😉
- Name 3 things in nature you find most beautiful.
Mountains… streams… walking barefoot in streams
- Have you used plastic bags for your shopping in the last two weeks?
Gulp.. yes 😉
- What would you say are some small steps that people can take to improve their relationship to the environment?
Recycling – it’s actually really easy once you get into the routine – we have three bins (paper, plastic, tins and glass) and we take them to the collection point every weekend – it is INCREDIBLE how much rubbish a family of four can generate… if we all recycled what we could the world would be a much healthier place!