Courtney Jones: Creating Work Life Blend

We must take initiative. We can no longer sit on the sidelines and wait for organizations to on their own create policies that are going to allow us to find the ideal work-life blend. We have to be the drivers of those conversations
— Courtney Jones
Courtney Jones

Her Story of Success...

As a mom of two kids, Courtney Jones started MomSource Network to help other women find opportunities she felt like she didn’t have when her son was born. Courtney is passionate about helping other women find a healthy work-life blend, and she knows that looks different for everyone. Whether they’re planning to become moms, looking to shift their work schedules to spend time with their kids or want help re-entering the workforce after a career break, MomSource Network helps women find flexible work options that fit with their schedules and their personal ideas of fulfillment.

Since its launch in 2013, MomSource Network has grown to include 10,000 women in 48 states. The company also partners with progressive organizations who want to find the best talent and helps them to create flexible work options for potential employees. Because of her work, Courtney has been featured by CNN, Bloomberg, Working Mother and more.

In this episode…

In this episode, Courtney explains how she recognized the amount of talent that was being wasted because women didn’t want to work full time and also be a mom (3:34), and how she started MomSource Network to help solve this problem (6:26). She offers practical advice about finding organizations that might be willing to give you flexibility in your work (8:20). While describing her personal philosophy of striving for “work-life blend” instead of balance, Courtney encourages listeners to accept the fact that different chapters of life will have different focuses, and she suggests that everything doesn’t have to be perfectly balanced all the time (18:25).

Courtney also outlines five different options for working other than the traditional 9-to-5 job (31:16). She ends the episode by offering helpful tips for finding flexible work options (51:30). But if you’re looking for more help, or if you’re curious about how to start providing flexible work options at your company, check out MomSource Network for more information!