As 2023 comes to a close and we reflect on everything we’ve done, we can’t help but feel incredibly grateful for our amazing community of moms and the companies who support our mission. Without you, the important work we do wouldn’t be possible — in fact, everything we do is inspired by your needs. This is especially true for our mPower Hours, which are designed to enlighten, motivate, and enliven your career and your life.
This year, we were blessed to host an incredible lineup of leaders from some of our top partner companies. And our community seemed to agree, with each session yielding inspiring and thoughtful conversations taking place throughout.
Our speakers were vulnerable and willing to share their personal experiences with our community, sparking deep insights from the audience and allowing our members to connect on a deeper level. Under the umbrella of motherhood in the workplace, we covered topics such as IVF, menopause, pumping at work, and much more. ⬇️
Some of the key themes + top quotes that emerged in 2023 include:
Setting boundaries and managing balance
“When I went back to work after having my first child, I was trying to fit into an old structure that no longer worked for me.” - Cara Herzog, Southwire
Career pivots and flexibility
“I always felt that I had to prove myself to earn my place at the table, and that I wanted very much to help other women earn theirs.” - Nadalie Bosse, Grainger
Motherhood in the workplace
“If you can get to the place where you say, this is me, this is what I’m really good at, these are my super strengths, this is what I bring — are you interested in it? Take it or leave it. If you can get that level of confidence in doing that, it makes a difference.” - Elen Macaskill, bp pulse