One of The Huffington Post's first employees and a digital executive director at The Washington Post, Katharine Zaleski didn't leave journalism for lack of upward mobility. After the birth of her first child, however, Zaleski realized that it was harder to be taken seriously in the workforce while also juggling her family life. She decided to start her own organization, PowerToFly, in an effort to elevate women's careers through community.
"If organizations want people to thrive within them, they have to let people belong as their whole selves," she told Start TV.
PowerToFly addresses a problem that thousands of women find themselves dealing with once they begin to have a family. "Once you get into your thirties and forties, it's very hard to stay in the workplace," Zaleski said. "We couldn't find companies that essentially allow you to belong."
Hear more about her motivation to start PowerToFly in the video below: