“Having it all” is a phrase women have been hearing for decades now, but the simplicity of it is also its downfall. The scope of these three words is so incredibly broad that it seems nearly impossible to agree on what “all” means, since the definition is different for every woman. And once we’ve found our own definitions, how do we go about achieving them?

These were among the many topics brought up at the recent Women in Leadership Conference, where Leading Retirement Solutions President Kirsten Curry was selected to speak as a panelist.The conference, which was the first of its kind and sponsored by the School of Professional Studies at Gonzaga University, included speakers and panelists such as Heidi Hanna, PhD and NY Times bestselling author, Justice Debra Stephens, Washington State Supreme Court, Susan Long-Walsh of the Gates Foundation, and Dayna Eberhardt of Starbucks.

The panelists shared valuable insight ranging from the importance of self-care to advocating for one’s needs in the workplace. Curry, who attended Gonzaga University for her undergraduate career, was thrilled to be selected as one of the panelists for this conference sponsored by her alma mater. Over the course of her successful career as both an attorney and president of Leading Retirement Solutions, Curry has learned to follow a mixture of approaches to achieving a healthy work-life balance, which she shared at the conference.

Among her suggestions? “Surround yourself with experts and mentors, create a bucket list that is both achievable and manageable, and stay updated on relevant articles and journals.” Curry particularly likes the Harvard Business Review for articles that provide tips on work-life balance, which she shares with her team at Leading Retirement Solutions. Look for more tips from Curry in upcoming blog posts.

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Curry with fellow conference panelists.

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