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  • Writer's pictureColette 't Hart

GenX Women Relaunchers: Leading the Charge in the Remote Work Era

Updated: Feb 22

In today's ever-evolving digital landscape, the way we work is being fundamentally reshaped. This shift has been massively accelerated by the seismic events of the 2020 pandemic, forever changing our perception of 'the office.' Now, as we venture into the heart of the 21st century, we are witnessing an extraordinary paradigm shift, where remote working has not only become acceptable but, in many cases, the preferred mode of operation.

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While Millennials and Gen Z are often spotlighted as the digital natives at the forefront of this change, let's not overlook the powerful and pioneering role of GenX women, particularly those re-entering the workforce. In a world where traditional norms have been upended, GenX women are proving to be not just capable remote workers but leading agents in driving this revolution. This untold story needs to be shared and celebrated - so let's debunk the myths and shine a light on the resilient GenX women defining the future of work."

GenXers like yourself are no strangers to remote work. In fact, our generation pioneered the digital revolution that made all of this possible.

The ability to work from anywhere, anytime, is a game-changer for all of us, but it's particularly significant for women relaunchers. Programs that assist in the relaunching process, like returnships, should absolutely take full advantage of the digital, remote world we live in. The pandemic has proven that productivity isn't tied to a physical location, and that remote work is not only possible but also potentially more efficient.

Balancing work and personal life is crucial, and the traditional 9-5 office life often throws that balance off. The requirement to be physically present in an office and the long hours spent commuting not only strain personal lives but also contribute significantly to climate change. Our point about the impact of remote work on the environment is super important. By reducing the need for daily commutes and business travel, we're cutting down on carbon emissions and taking a big step towards a greener future.

Yep! Big tech firms are leading the way, recognizing the benefits of remote work and making the switch. As cities around the world start to emulate Amsterdam's pedestrian-friendly model, we'll likely see a shift in local transportation methods as well, further reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

The notion that GenX women aren't equipped to work remotely is indeed nonsense. We weathered the storm of the pandemic, quickly adapting to the online landscape for both professional and personal communication. GenX has demonstrated resilience and adaptability, two traits that are essential for successful remote work. Plus, let's not forget who taught millennials and GenZ to use a computer!

So, keep on rocking the remote work, GenX ladies! Let's redefine the future of work together, making it more inclusive, balanced, and environmentally friendly.

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