Women are increasingly turning away from corporate employment toward family-embracing entrepreneurship.
Here's a story from Halifax, Nova Scotia from the thechronicleherald.ca
"When Cynthia Melnick had her baby, returning to work was not an option. Her new family and her job - following the Canadian Forces to hotspots like Afghanistan, booking leave for soldiers - just didn't mix.
Now Melnick owns a consignment shop for kids in Kingston called Storks Landing Consignment, and says she couldn't be happier.
The business, while forcing her to work far more hours than the traditional nine-to-five corporate job, gives her the freedom to choose her hours and her lifestyle, allowing extra time at home with her one year old daughter, Kailey..
Melnick is part of a growing trend in Atlantic Canada and across the country. Women are turning away from the corporate world and looking to entrepreneurship as a way to blur the line between work and family.
"It definitely is a trend," says Jennifer O'Quinn of Mount Saint Vincent's centre for women in business."
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