SARA SUTTON FELL, FOUNDER AND CEO OF FLEXJOBS, DISCUSSES BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY.
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?
I was pregnant with my first child, and I knew that as I started my family, I needed a flexible work situation. I explored jobs that would allow me to stay in my career path and telecommute heavily. I was quickly
astounded by the overwhelming number of scams and junk "work-from-home" listings that buried the legitimate ones. I saw the need for a company that could cut out the clutter and help people find legitimate, professional-level flexible jobs.
HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO BALANCE THE DEMANDS OF BEING CEO WITH BEING A HIGHLY INVOLVED MOTHER?
Founding a job-search service that champions flexible work means I created FlexJobs with the same sort of flexibility for our own staff, right from day one. We all work remotely from our own home offices, which for me as a CEO and a mom is incredibly helpful. My morning routine is focused on getting my now 8- and 10-year-old boys off to school in a relaxed way. I can do this because I don't have the stress of getting myself...