How To Return To Work With Confidence After Baby w. Lauren Brody of The Fifth Trimester

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Women are going back to work at a much higher rate than they did a decade ago. After surveying 700 mothers who had returned back to work, Lauren Brody was able to identify common obstacles and successes to returning back to work with confidence and resilience. Lauren is the founder of The Fifth Trimester movement and the author of The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby (Doubleday), a simultaneous #1 best-seller in the Amazon categories of Motherhood, Women & Business, and Cultural Anthropology. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN.com, Forbes, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Glamour, Refinery29, and dozens more outlets for business leaders and mothers. 

On this episode Blessing and Lauren discuss the top reasons why women drop out of the workforce after baby. And how women can come back into the workforce after baby feeling comfortable and capable. They also discuss the challenges women face in the workplace as moms when they return and how women and organizations can support each other without pointing fingers.

Tune in and learn more about parental leave, flexible work, work-life alignment and how to heal emotionally and mentally after baby.