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Working Moms in International Development (Part 1: Surviving the Travel)

What are the challenges – and benefits – of being a working mom in international development? To celebrate Mother’s Day, I gathered answers to this question from aid & international development professionals who are also moms.

Their input highlighted a variety of issues, including travel, balancing one’s career with a spouse’s or with the needs of children, raising children abroad, and more. Today’s post, focused on travel, is the first in a multi-part series.


Why have I put this series together?

  1. For those of you who are working moms in aid & international development, I hope this series will serve to encourage you – you are not alone!
  2. For those of you who are potential/future working moms in development and wondering how you could possibly raise a family while working in this field, I hope this series will give you some inspiration and ideas – it’s not easy, but it can be done!
  3. And for those of you who are not now, nor will ever be, working moms in international development, I hope this series will still... 

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