Women don’t necessarily want to work less. They just want more control over their hours.
That’s what career coach Nancy Collamer told me, and I think she’s right. DivineCaroline has profiled many career women for a regular feature called “My Gig.” A handful, mostly women working for themselves, have found that sought-after flexibility.
For wallpaper installer Elizabeth Johnson, flexibility means she has time to be an artist and take long vacations when the travel bug bites. For Jasmin Zorlu, a milliner, it means sleeping late occasionally. Children’s clothing designer Stephanie Scarpulla says one of the best things about her job is picking her daughters up from school every day at 3 p.m.
Meet these three woman and a few more with flexible jobs—and find out how they made it where they are.
- Hat Designer: Jasmin Zorlu
- Writer: Denise Vega
- Self-employed Attorney: Kate Lyon
- Wallpaper Installer: Elizabeth Johnson
- Wedding Photographer: Andi Hatch
- Children’s Clothing Designer: Stephanie Scarpulla
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