The MomShift: Finding the Opportunity in Maternity is an online and media campaign focused on showcasing the positive and inspirational stories of women from a broad variety of personal and professional backgrounds - all of whom have achieved greater success after having children.
What can we learn from their experiences and how can their stories inspire our own?
These interviews form the basis of Reva Seth’s second book, “The MomShift: Finding the Opportunity in Maternity, Positive Stories of Post Baby Success" (Random House: January 2014).
So I have somehow never gotten around to actually watching Working Girl . Nonetheless, early on I remember absorbing its twin key lessons: 1. Achieving career success, requires some kind of look and 2. That other women were most likely to be your competitors and not your allies. The comments of the most adults around me (stay at home moms who didn't want to be there and South Asian Dads) compounded this view further (to be fair, they aren't actually fully wrong - a recent study shows that when women are in the minority in the upper levels of an industry they are less inclined to … [Read More...]
Name: Michelle Germain Role: Founder and Fashion Fanatic of Shopgirls Gallery Boutique City: Toronto Children:Stellarose 61/2, Zara 3 My MomShift Moment: “I had been working for big chain fashion and home retailers for over 10 years in various Marketing roles but had always dreamed of having my own boutique. With only 2 weeks remaining [...]
The Atlantic is one of my favorite magazines and a hub for the working mom discussion – especially after this summer, with Anne Marie Slaughter’s viral piece on Why Women Still Can’t Have It All. And so I was thrilled to be able to write about the MomShift in, The Quest To Find Realistic Role [...]
After a summer hiatus to work on The MomShift book and have our third baby, its great to be back and to introduce our first MomShifter of the new season: NAME: Michelle Lochan ROLE Owner/ Managing Director, MarketStart CITY : Toronto KIDS: 5 children 15, 12, 10, 4, 4 (twins) My MomShift Moment: “Winning the [...]
I am thrilled to announce that The MomShift: Finding the Opportunity in Maternity will be published with Random House. The MomShift will be distributed across North America in January 2014 and then globally shortly after. I’ll be working with a wonderful team of working mothers who instantly understood the goals of the book and project [...]
Working mothers need role models, not superheroes Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, is about to become one of the richest selfmade women in the world. She is also an articulate champion for the advancement of women’s careers. Her 2010 TED talk, “Why we have too few women leaders,” has been viewed online well over [...]