Now Bickerstaff and her co-worker in Ribyt (now under the Condé Nast brand umbrella) spend the majority of their time working from Hygge at Remount Road.
It was a decision that Bickerstaff knew she would need. An extrovert who worked from home for a long time, she craved working around people.
“I love having coworkers without having co-workers,” she shared. “It’s tough to be at home working by yourself, and I knew I wanted to establish a repertoire with like-minded people who were also looking for not only company, but also inspiration.”
Hygge has provided that. The community’s roll-with-it vibe and her coworkers’ fluid, flexible schedules brings an unexpected charm and joy. “We are all genuinely happy to see each other when we see each other, she said. “It’s like a mini-celebration every time.”
Serving as a fierce advocate for how she works best is something that Bickerstaff knew she needed not only as an ambitious, driven professional, but also as a full-time working mother.
Bickerstaff and husband, Josh, who have been married for seven years, are parents to 18-month-old Celia. And they are expecting their second child this August.
“I’m ambitious, I care about my work, I want to do well,” she noted. “But it’s sometimes a slippery slope to put so much of your worth in your job. Becoming a mother has been a good refresher for me. Jobs change. Companies change. But my family will always be my family. They’re my constant.”