My Jobshare offers career track roles at reduced hours through job sharing
In today’s workplace, senior roles come with long, inflexible hours. Without an alternative, many highly qualified employees are left to pursue lower paying part-time positions, or junior full-time roles. This is particularly true for mothers with young children, seasoned professionals looking to reduce their hours, and caregivers of family members who are aging, disabled or ill.
At My Jobshare we offer a solution that research has shown to be successful in professions across all sectors. For employers, job sharing increases employee retention and brings double the experience and expertise to a position. In fact, job sharing has been found to increase productivity by 30%. Best of all, job sharing allows talented professionals seeking better work/life balance to pursue senior roles at part-time hours, helping to create more equitable workplaces.
My Jobshare was founded by two women, Anna Jacobsen and Anna Colby. Anna and Anna met in graduate school while working at a research and policy institute. We have since gone on to make change through policy.
During our decade long careers in public service, we have worked across all three sectors. We are proud moms who know first-hand the trade-offs women face between career and family. My Jobshare was founded because we believe that job sharing offers the best solution for people who want to pursue a meaningful career and also spend time with their family.
We have both been incredibly fortunate to find professional part-time work after becoming moms. Despite this good fortune, our part-time work has meant making trade-offs on the seniority and types of positions we would hold if we were to take full-time jobs. We aim to provide more opportunities and limit the trade-offs for other moms and caregivers.
Meet the Founders
Anna J. is a policy nerd, researcher, mother, and advocate for equality. Anna has worked in nonprofit management, is a published researcher on population dynamics, and has helped to lead the City of Pasadena in successfully curtailing rising homelessness. She holds a double masters in Public Administration and Urban Planning from the University of Southern California. She lives with her dog, sons and husband in Southern California.
Anna C. is a policy nerd and advocate with a passion for data, design, and making the world a better place. She currently provides research, evaluation, and strategic consulting for nonprofit and public sector clients. Anna C. is most proud of her work to pass a state legislation that increased access to healthy food for over a half a million students in high poverty schools. Anna holds master’s degrees in Public Policy and Geographic Information Science & Technology from the University of Southern California. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter and husband in their home state of Michigan.