Some of the Ways a Social Work CEO Spends Her Day

By: Mariah Stein

  1. Wake up super early (ranging from 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM).

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2. Go to the gym! A CEO needs to be in tip top shape and have the stamina for the busy day ahead.

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3. Have an early morning meeting with Board members to discuss plans for new programs, and come out of the meeting with even more work! (Now have to research in depth a few different ideas)

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4. Have a brief session with the VP of Finance and Administration. As a CEO it is very important to keep close tabs on the finances of the company.

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5. Yet another meeting before we have even made it to lunch! A meeting to try to get funding (from the United Way).

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6. Now there is only 20 minutes to check missed calls and emails before the next meeting (including trying to catch people on the phone right around lunch time).

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7. There are no breaks for a CEO. During lunch there is a rotary meeting luncheon. (There is much competition for funding among over 500 groups).

8. A little time to spare for checking emails before yet another meeting. Meetings for the day usually last until 5:45 and it is average to leave the office around 7pm.

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*”Being a CEO is demanding, exciting, stressful, fun, frustrating, sometimes lonely, and fulfilling”

**The majority of the day is spent in meetings and every day is different

***Although it is a demanding job it is also a fulfilling job, especially getting funded for a program and knowing that you have impacted people’s lives

 

Sources:

(Grobman, 2012. Life as an Agency CEO by Judith C. Czarnecki, page 319-323)

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