Don’t eat lunch in your office!
I know it’s tempting cause you have a lot to do, but lunch can be an important connection time. And don’t just wait for someone to ask you. Take the initiative and ask one of your peers. It will show you’re interested in them and open to do more than just come to work. You’re leaning in, building relationships and showcasing all that you bring to the table.
That’s how single mom’s lean in!
Offer to attend evening events on the days you don’t have kids.
For some single moms, like me, you have kids all the time, so this may not apply directly to you. But for those of you that have a schedule with your ex that includes every Thursday or another weekday, this is a great opportunity for you because it’s pretty much guaranteed in advance, you’ll be free. So take advantage and step up and attend a dinner or happy hour or networking event on behalf of the company. It’s great exposure for you and you look like a team player who’s willing to lean in.