I had the pleasure of working with Yvonne before I left LinkedIn and its great to hear they are champions of flexibleworking!
Yvonne Boateng, Client Solutions Manager at LinkedIn and Mum to a 17 month old son.
Tell me about what you do?
I partner with clients to plan and deliver successful digital campaigns.
Tell me a bit about your routine?
It can be quite tough sometimes. I wake up before my 17 month old son, get ready for work, and by which time, my son is awake. I drop off my son and make my way to work. I then also pick up my son at the end of the day. My husband is currently studying for his CIMA qualification, which means he wakes up early to get a study session in, and also has study classes some evenings. Whenever I need to get into work early or stay back late, my husband does the rounds.
What is work/life balance to you?
I haven’t quite figured it out and it’s still sometimes a challenge. My role has changed at work, it’s almost like a new job, so I find myself doing some extra work after the baby goes to bed.
Are you able to work flexibly?
Yes, anytime I need to.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I’m still searching for the secret to great work/life balance so any tips and tricks are welcome!
In the UK what could society/government/companies do better to help working parents?
In an ideal world, we would have a 3 day weekend! I’d like to see a travel card discount for working parents who need to travel into work. Just something to help relief parents.