The sgENGAGE Podcast: Self-Care for Women in Leadership

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 234: Self-Care for Women in Leadership

By on Jul 8, 2022


nonprofit leadership

Research has shown that women are more prone to burnout than men for a variety of reasons, including societal expectations and  imbalances in responsibilities across work and home. This can be further intensified for women working at nonprofits and other social good organizations, which often have higher than average rates of burnout and turnover.

Today’s guest, Stacie Barber, is an integrative life coach and the founder of Stacie Barber Lifestyle. She joined host Rachel Hutchisson in a discussion about why it’s important for women leaders, and all women, to engage in self-care practices at work and at home so they are aren’t overburdened and feel healthy and productive.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Stacie’s professional journey
  • Why women often burn out
  • What it means to practice self-care
  • How women can build support systems in the workplace
  • Why it’s important to delegate
  • Taking risks and seizing new opportunities


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Comments (4)

  • JoAnn Strommen says:

    Self-carehas been a life-long struggle for me. Always looking for small steps to start improvements.
    Working to let others take ownership for shared projects so I can focus on my own projects. Very hard when my standards are for excellence in every aspect and for others anything is acceptable at times.
    Best step so far is getting a dog who requires daily walks. No electronics. Nice to get out and just enjoy walk at the park.

    • Jana Fross says:

      @JoAnn Strommen you said it! I remind myself often that I can only control my actions, and not those of others. The soon we accept that the closer we are to peace within. But the true genius is in having that dog who takes me to the park each day!

  • Deborah A. Dees says:

    Self-Care is tough. We get so caught up in taking care of this and helping with that and family and friends and WORK, we forget about US! I preach self-care and mental health care, but I am not very good at actually taking it on for myself.

  • Katie says:

    When I entered the work world no one was talking about self care or mental health! I appreciate the general shift in culture that I am experiencing.

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