06/10/2013 01:32 am ET Updated Jun 10, 2013

Valerie Jarrett On Obama's Secret To Finding Fulfillment (VIDEO)

Valerie Jarrett, White House senior advisor and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, has learned about work-life balance from perhaps the busiest man in the country. At The Huffington Post's women's conference, "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power," Jarrett shared her secrets to a successful and fulfilling career, and discussed how President Obama makes time to be with his family.

In a discussion with conference hosts Mika Brzezinski and Arianna Huffington, Jarrett explained that the president makes it a priority to go upstairs at 6:30 each night to eat dinner with his family.

"That priority sends a message to everyone that you do need to make time for your families," said Jarrett. "If he's the president of the United States -- and no one has more pressure or stress or demands than he -- and he can make his children a priority, then so can we."

In addition to making time for family, Jarrett had another valuable piece of advice for those seeking work-life balance: "Find a boss that accepts your life."

Watch the video clip above, and head over to our Third Metric page for more inspiration from the conference.



The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power