Listen to Nan-B de Gaspe Beaubien and Jane Raphaely discuss the numerous roles they take on as women, mothers and working members of the business. As a women in a family business, it is important to try to keep family and business roles separate by developing a technique to balance the various roles
Nan-B de Gaspe Beaubien
One of the hardest questions is how do you keep all these balls juggling in the air at the same time. Because most women today, I for example, have always worked, we have relationships, we’re married, we have our children, we have friends, we have the community, we have a lot of balls that we’re juggling, all at the same time.
There’s no way that a mother is softer on two of her colleagues because they are her daughters. If anything, she will be harder, and that is something that perhaps the daughters should prepare themselves for. More will be expected from them, and more demanded than from anybody else.