There's no manual for being a working parent.
But learning from others gets pretty close.
Mainstream media does a fine job of telling the horror stories of being a working parent. The last thing you need is another mommy blog amplifying “daycare guilt” this, or “no sleep for a week”. Throw a stressful parental leave experience in the mix, and people wonder why we’re doing this in the first place.
But this isn't the whole story. In companies from startups to global enterprises, parents are not only making it work—they’re thriving.
The missing narrative? You can be a great parent and a great employee. We hear time and time again that having kids is what made career-minded people successful today.
These people have a newfound respect for time, energy, and coworkers which makes them even better employees. And they still spend quality time with their families, get job promotions, and find meaning in their work.
Successful working parents are everywhere, but you never hear about them.
We want to change this. We're sharing profiles of parents who have welcomed their children and enjoyed career successes along the way.
“During my first pregnancy, I was desperate to find role models—someone I could relate to who was a parent thriving at work and home. All I heard were the doomsday stories. I realized later how damaging this was, and my confidence took a hit just as I welcomed my first child. It turns out there are so many women and men owning their success at work and at home.”
- Allison Whalen, Co-Founder & CEO, Parentaly
Find inspiration and applicable tips from working parents in tech startups to corporate America.
Each profile includes:
- In-depth, detailed accounts from real working parents who have been through the parental leave process (some more than once)
- Skimmable “lessons learned” from each parent to help you (and your employer) feel more prepared in this season
- Exclusive content about high-profile companies
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