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I love this article from Forbes Women about things to consider when planning a career break for any reason, whether that be to travel or have a baby.

There are five pieces of advice in this article. My favourite is the one about remaining in touch with the juniors in the organisation and industry that you may have mentored at some point. While you are on a break, they will continue to perform and progress their careers. When it’s time for you to re-enter your industry and resume your career, they may be in a position to recommend you.

I like this advice because it reminds me of that saying that you should always be nice to the people below you on the way up, as you will likely meet them again on your way down.

Marina Go

Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, a non-executive director of Autosports Group and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She was previously GM of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry including senior leadership roles at Fairfax, Pacific, Emap, Bauer and Private Media, where she was CEO and founder of the career women’s website Women’s Agenda. She is a director of digital startup Daily Siren, and also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Walkley Foundation, The Australian Republican Movement and Women’s Agenda.