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  • Writer's pictureLucy Grimwade

Why a portfolio career is perfect for women

It's time to shake things up! Gone are the days when a single, 9-to-5 job was the ultimate goal.

Post pandemic, a portfolio career—a fabulous mix of different roles and gigs—is the perfect fit for the modern woman.

Here’s why a portfolio career might just be the best thing for you and your career.

1. Flexibility to Live Your Best Life

Who doesn't want the freedom to design their own schedule? With a portfolio career, you’re not tied down to one employer’s clock. You often get to choose when you work, how you work, and who you work with. This flexibility means more time for you to manage your own schedule - e.g. Imagine sipping a latte at your favorite café while checking off your to-do list, or taking that mid-week yoga class because you can. Flexibility equals freedom, and freedom equals happiness! (IMO)

2. Unleash Your Creativity

A portfolio career allows you to tap into multiple passions and talents. Always wanted to write a book, start a blog, or launch an Etsy shop? Why not do all three? By juggling different roles, you get to explore various aspects of your creativity. This not only keeps you engaged and inspired but also helps you discover new skills and interests. And let’s be honest, being a multi-talented queen is pretty empowering.

3. Financial Independence and Security

Diversifying your income streams is a smart move. Nowadays - Relying on one job can be risky—companies downsize, industries change, and pandemics, wars & elections. With a portfolio career, you have multiple sources of income. If one gig slows down, you’ve got others to fall back on. Plus, it’s a great way to earn more money. Side hustles can turn into main hustles, and before you know it, you’re raking in the dough from all directions. Cha-ching!

4. Continuous Learning and Growth

Boredom? We don’t know her. A portfolio career keeps you on your toes, constantly learning and adapting. Each role you take on brings new challenges and opportunities for growth. Whether it's mastering a new skill or gaining insights into different industries, you’re always evolving. This not only makes you more marketable but also boosts your confidence and keeps your brain sharp. A win-win!

5. Build a Diverse Network

When you work in multiple fields, you meet a variety of people. This expands your professional network and opens doors to exciting opportunities. Need advice, a collaboration, or a new gig? Your diverse network has got your back. Networking across different industries can also provide unique perspectives and ideas, fuelling your innovation and success.

6. Personal Fulfilment

Ultimately, a portfolio career is about doing what makes you happy. It’s about crafting a career that aligns with your values, passions, and lifestyle. It’s about waking up each day excited for the diverse adventures ahead. Personal fulfilment isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. And a portfolio career gives you the chance to create a life that’s uniquely and fabulously yours.

Embrace the Portfolio Life, Ladies!

So, to all the amazing women out there—whether you're a mom, a student, or a seasoned professional—consider the portfolio career path. It’s flexible, empowering, and tailored to your unique talents and dreams. Embrace the chaos, savour the variety, and let your inner boss babe shine. After all, life’s too short for boring jobs. Go ahead, create a career as dynamic and fabulous as you are. You’ve got this!

Remember, the future is female, and it’s looking bright, bold, and beautifully diversified.

Here's me speaking (one element of my career) promoting the book (another element).

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