Sue Bethanis hosts Alyssa Westring, Ph.D., an associate professor of management at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University and an award-winning educator and an inaugural Presidential Fellow at DePaul. As the Director of Research for Total Leadership, Alyssa brings her expertise to evaluating the impact of Total Leadership on clients and program participants. Findings from this research are used both for continuous program improvement and for disseminating the authors’ discoveries and their implications for both scholars and practitioners.
Alyssa is the co-author of Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life (Harvard Business Review Press, March 2020) and a scholar of diversity and inclusion, with a focus on women’s careers in STEM fields. Her work on women in medicine has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. She is a founding member of the Research Partnership for Women in Science Careers, and my scholarly writing can be found in numerous academic journals and regularly speaks to Fortune 500 companies about creating organizational cultures that facilitate work-life integration, diversity, and inclusion. In her TEDx talk, The Secret Life of a Work-Life Insider, she shares how her research questions and personal journey into motherhood have shaped one another.
Sue and Alyssa discuss:
- How to best navigate WFH as a parent — how do we really do this juggling act in the New Normal?
- How to engage with your kids in meaningful ways, generally, and during Covid-19
- How to get community support virtually
- How to best deal with your own stress levels so you can be a more patient parent