Millennial moms working in remote positions are defying expectations. So, there is an accelerated success in working women, due to work from home. Also, these professionals chose to enter the remote workforce at an age much younger than the typical U.S. telecommuter (49 years old).
In a recent study conducted by Remote.co of nearly 130 remote companies, they found businesses with large remote workforces have a higher percentage of women in leadership roles. In fact, remote companies have almost four times as many women CEOs as S&P 500 companies.
More importantly, the women in the study feel they thrive in remote environments. Since it creates more space to handle conflicts between career and family responsibilities.
Below are some reasons a few millennial mom executives choosing to get into working from home in their early thirties:
Peach Nacion, Chief Operating Officer with UX UI design studio Melewi, says
I was at rock bottom, having lost a lot of money from a failed business venture and pregnant at the same time with my second child. I found small online opportunities that paved the way to fully working remotely and having realized the flexibility and freedom I could get from it, decided to keep doing it. It is refreshing to see that the digital world has unlimited possibilities for moms like me.
In addition, Jenny Karn, Co-Founder of digital agency Beutler Ink says,
I’m glad that though I’m returning to work (from maternity leave), I won’t be too far away from my baby. When I co-founded my current digital agency, I knew we would welcome remote workers because I understood the benefits. The flexibility offers means that employees are more focused and productive during their working hours.
Also, Remote.co Senior Career Specialist Brie Reynolds offers another perspective.
As they enter parenthood and the workforce, they bring these skills with them in a professional capacity. When they’re combined with remote work, millennials, including millennial moms, can really excel and stand out in that environment as a result, which may lead to faster advancement and higher-level job titles.
In short, she believes because millennial moms grew up with technology as a part of their day-to-day lives and learned to communicate well from a distance, they may be well-prepared to perform incredibly well on remote teams and climb the ladder in remote companies.