Work-Life Balance of Women in Business During Covid-19

Amanda Baier
2 minutes to read

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted and affected nearly every aspect of our lives today. Many of us now have new challenges that come with working from home, homeschooling, and sheltering in place. Kay Perkinson, Chief of Staff at Vecna Robotics shared with Karina Michel Feld of Authority Magazine how she tackles the extreme work-life balance of woman in business during Covid-19.

Kay Perkinson, Chief of Staff  at Vecna Robotics  

In her interview Kay discusses the many challenges of balancing work and home life and how she manages the added stress of a global pandemic. Throughout the interview Kay reveals some of the powerful advice that has guided her to success and her tips on how to stay positive during uncertain times.

“My kids have really helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel. They’re beautifully naïve and don’t carry the stress of the situation, which has provided needed perspective.”

“Additionally, when I wake up each morning, I try to think of all the things for which I’m grateful. I suggest others do this too. It’s a reminder that, more often than not, the positives outweigh the negatives.”

In her role Kay is responsible for organizing and aligning strategic priorities with members of the senior leadership team, designing and facilitating cross-company process and communications, and supporting the CEO on strategic initiatives. Kay has held a variety of non-technical roles across various industries, including solar technology, healthcare, and finance. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Science form Northwestern University, where she played center midfield on the Division I Varsity women’s Soccer team. Kay lives with her husband, Jim, and Engineering Manager at Boeing, and children, Ashton (17), Logan (4), Evan (3) and Benjamin (2), at their family home in Massachusetts.

Read the full interview with Kay Perkinson here:

Vecna Robotics has adapted to working effectively and safely throughout Covid -19. Read more about our efforts below.

  1. Maintaining Safety, Camaraderie, and High Spirits at Vecna Robotics During Social Distancing 
  2. Robotics Firms Lead the way in Reopening Offices 
  3. New Rules for Leading Teams in the COVID Era and Team Communication