January 24, 2024

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et ready to gain valuable insights on the importance of setting boundaries in your career! In this informative episode of the Hacking the Patriarchy Podcast, Gwenevere Crary, founder of Guide to HR, shares her thoughts and insights on this crucial topic. Gwenevere emphasizes the need to recognize that everyone’s approach to setting boundaries is unique and personal. She advocates for taking ownership of your calendar and effectively communicating your work preferences to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Gwenevere eats, sleeps, and breaths People Operations. From her time as Global People Ops Executive for a B2B and B2B2C SaaS start-up companies to her current role as a full-time fractional People Operations consultant, she has two decades of experience in HR for tech and startup companies. Awarded the National Human Resources Association Executive of the Year in 2021, Gwenevere is relentlessly positive and refreshingly innovative, while providing transformative and innovative People Operations support, guidance, and advice to help founders and CEOs scale their business from a people perspective.

Key Takeaways:

  • Individualized boundaries and the importance of recognizing and respecting individual differences when setting career boundaries.

  • Taking control of one’s calendar is crucial for effective boundary setting. Additionally, understanding personal working preferences, communicating them to colleagues, and employing calendar management techniques are vital.

  • The value of mentorship is crucial, as having supportive individuals to guide and encourage one in their career journey is essential.

  • The impact of gender on career boundaries, especially for women who may face challenges balancing work and home responsibilities.

  • Returning to office dynamics post-COVID introduces challenges, particularly for women, as they may encounter additional expectations and responsibilities.

  • At different career stages, engaging in self-reflection, understanding personal needs, avoiding constant apologies, and seeking mentorship are essential for personal and professional growth.
  • Everyone is navigating their unique path; the key is to continually adjust and adapt career boundaries based on evolving circumstances and individual growth.
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About Raven:

Hi, y’all! I’m Raven O’Neal, a diversely curious serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. But the fun doesn’t stop there. I’m also a mentor, wife, mother, and business expert. I see my business as an extension of all my personal and professional life experiences, embracing growth and learning from a few fumbles along the way.

Throughout my business journey, I’ve supported over 500 female-led startups, advised more than 200 founders 1:1, and played a role in facilitating over $100M in funding. My calling is to help women transform their businesses and lives through collaboration and partnerships. I look forward to being with you every step of the way on your journey to growth and transformation. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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