On November 2018, MAAM went on tour in Japan. Our CEO Riccarda Zezza spent a whole week with Managers, representatives of Institutions and Universities, students and other social entrepreneurs to speak about how work-life balance should radically be redefined worldwide, and parents should stop seeing their time off work spent with their children in conflict with their careers.
Nurturing Experience as Power
NHK World-Japan, the international service of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, interviewed Riccarda to better explain how the caring experience of parenthood can train soft skills and be equivalent to a business degree.
Parenting skills precious at work, Japanese women can confidently
“What I want to say to Japanese women is that now is the time when new models are needed by women and society. If you don’t try to be perfect, think about something more fun. It does not think that it will be a sacrifice, but creates a solution. It is certainly not easy to change society, but it is self-evident that it is not sustainable as it is now.” Riccarda Zezza on Asahi Shimbun GLOBE.
Be a parent becomes a career plus!
“Being a parent means more complicated life in your life. When you bring up a child, different kinds of problems arise every day, you have to deal with them all as a parent. As a result, you will be required to have mental flexibility, and your determination and judgment will be improved, which is a very important ability as a professional person, and it will be possible to improve these abilities through parenting What has been scientifically proven is of course some sort of thing.” As Riccarda told to Mrs. Miwa Tanaka, editor on Mi-Mollet.com and career counsellor.