Elyse Dickerson, founder and CEO of Eosera, Inc, a majority woman-owned biotech slides to by Lioness to talk being a mother and CEO in the midst of COVID-19.
The current work/school from home situation to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus is challenging for all parents.
As a business owner, Dickerson is sharing managing employees at her DFW-based health care company and working from home and guiding her children during this time. Here are four of her tips:
- Being outside every day is essential. Exercise and sunshine can help relieve the stress from being cooped up inside all day.
- “It’s important that they see their friends faces,” Dickerson says. “That virtual social interaction is healthy and needed during this time.
- She mentions that a schedule is vital. It hangs on their refrigerator on weekdays when school and work are a priority. One thing on Dickerson’s schedule for her children is time to allow them to be kids — to play outside (while being distant from others) and Facetime their friends.
- She adds that one benefit of being quarantined is the quality time spent as a family. Before COVID-19, family dinners were rare due to sporting events, homework, traveling, etc.; but now, she and her family often sit together as a family for dinner every night. They play more board games together, and Dickerson mentions that if there are two parents in the household, tag-teaming the kids is helpful. Considering this time together bonding time and relishing in the simple things help the unfortunate situation.