We Made It!!

How cool is this?? The Second Shift is a case study for a University of Oregon Executive MBA program! Thank you Stephanie Gioia for highlighting our unique approach to growth. Proud to be in company with Google, Netflix, Bridgewater, the U.S Army and Amazon! Thank you to our members for being our “special sauce.”

Stephanie found us and reached out to learn more about our business model, mission and philosophy on the future of work. After we finished our conversation she signed up as a member. To us, that means everything! This community of women is strong together; We fundamentally understand the need for this platform and are invested in each other’s success– we are grateful to you all for making this a business worthy of a case study.


Member Perk– Dive Thru Guided Journaling App


Dive Thru is a journaling app that lets you take charge of your mental well-being. They partner with mental health professionals to provide  guided exercises for you to better understand, make peace and resolve personal challenges. In response to Covid-19 they are offering their app free to our community.

Use this link to access the app.

Here’s what we cover in this guide:

– 10 ways to cope with coronavirus related anxiety

– 3 guidelines for coping with the news through this time

– 3 tips for managing the isolation and avoid feeling lonely

– 5 ways to care for your mental wellbeing every day

– How to support those working on the front lines

– How to support your family & friends through this time

– Resources to support your mental wellbeing



Careers in Uncertainty


Our first series of member led webinars was a huge success! We thank those who donated their time and expertise for this Day of Service. We plan on doing many more of these sessions in the next few weeks. If you missed the session led by Ghita Filali on navigating your career in times of uncertainty you can see her presentation and her list of career resources below.

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Career Resources During Covid-19

If you are interested in leading a session for our member community please reach out at members@thesecondshift.com


Day of Service + Second Shift


On Thursday, May 21st The Second Shift is participating in a Day of Service with Unilever as part of their United for America initiative. We are hosting a series of FREE discussions and 1-1 sessions led by Second Shift expert career coaches to help you to make work work for you now, and always!

We are offering 2 larger format discussions and limited 1-1 sessions. Links to sign up for each session are below.

It’s free but there are space restrictions so sign up ASAP!

  • 12:30- 1:30 EST Ghita Filali will host a session on navigating your career during uncertainty.  In this workshop you’ll learn to:
    • Clearly identify and articulate to yourself the things you believe to be committed to
    • Set an intention for this period of time
    • What to do to adjust / modify / pivot?
    • Create a short list of actions (specific and tangible) to move your goals forward
    • Sign up HERE!
  • 3:30-4:30 EST Courtney Seard will lead The Mindset of Resilience. It’s what’s required in these times, it’s more than just positive thinking it’s a trait, a state, and a skill.
    • What is resilience? How do you create it?
    • Review the basics of the topic, how the mind works, provide tips, and lead  breathing and mini meditation exercise.
    • Sign up HERE!
Karen Finckenor and Amina AlTai have generously offered  a limited number of 1-1 sessions for members who want help with specific issues or need personalized guidance. To sign up for these email us at (members@thesecondshift.com with subject Day of Service) and we will directly contact those who we are able to accommodate.


This is the first of what we hope will be an ongoing series of member led discussions. If there is something you would like to share with the larger community please let us know at members@thesecondshift.com

Blow it Up!

In case you missed it– here is the link to the Luminary
talk about invisible labor with Eve Rodsky
of Fair Play and our co-founder Jenny Galluzzo. It’s a great lesson on how to use this time to recognize the faults in your home organizational system, blow it up and restructure in a way that is fair and equitable so you can  #makeworkworkforyou!!

The New Workplace Model


Here’s to hoping the remote workforce is the “new normal.”

Great article on the benefits of embracing remote work when quarantine ends:


1. Less time commuting is better for your stress and benefits the environment.

2. Increases productivity of workers!

3. Cleaner and controllable environment for workers.

4. Saves money on transportation, child care and office space.

5. Employees are more satisfied when they have flexibility to work from home.

6. Less sick leave is a cost and time saver.

7. Mental and physical wellness of workers is improved with time to spend on mindful activities.


The Second Shift is uniquely positioned to help businesses trying to figure out how to maximize remote work and successfully set up for the new work place model– find us at info@thesecondshift.com

#workfromhome #makeworkworkforyou #remotework #talentinnovation

Fair Play in Quarantine!


Don’t miss this one– Jenny is speaking with Eve Rodsky of Fair Play live in a Luminary discussion about setting priorities and restructuring the division of invisible labor at home and at work during quarantine.

May 13th 5:30-7pm edt

Second Shift members use the code: THESECONDSHIFT to register here!

Invisible Labor in Quarantine!

Don’t miss this one– Jenny is speaking with Eve Rodsky of Fair Play live in a Luminary discussion about setting priorities and restructuring the division of invisible labor at home and at work during quarantine.

May 13th 5:30-7pm est

Second Shift members use the code: THESECONDSHIFT to register here!

#She4All and The Second Shift

We are a finalist in the #She4All competition hosted by Luminary and Berlin Cameron for a women-led companies building authentic communities.

On April 29th from 5-6pm EST we will be virtually pitching The Second Shift to the judges and our members are invited to join and cheer us on!!!

The invite to register is below and we hope you will come lend your support. The prize includes valuable marketing and pr expertise to better help us #makeworkworkforyou!


How to Support Working Parents


Jenny Galluzzo joined Mita Mallick, head of Diversity and Inclusion at Unilever, for a webinar with Mathison, a job marketplace for diverse talent, as part of their inclusive leadership series about supporting working parents during Covid-19 and in the future.


You can watch the full video here.


The main takeaways are: