We are proud to share with you this week’s featured post with the lovely Sarah Gerth, director of Maternity Matters.
After 14 years of working in large financial institutions in HR, she understands that for todays generation of women, who have often spent years building successful careers, becoming a mother and then sustaining that career can be full of challenges. That is why she started Maternity Matters, “to help mothers make their whole experience of maternity leave and their return to work a positive one, rather than them having to rely on the organisation they work for to do so”. Through reasonably priced group classes and coaching, they aim to give women the strength, skills and confidence to empower themselves and ensure motherhood actually makes them more successful in their careers. They celebrate the skills women acquire when they have a child and help them transfer some of those skills back into the workplace.
Sarah a Mother one one, has a CIPD qualification (specialising in Uk employment law, coaching and training) and has supported and coached many women through the ‘maternity leave’ process over the years. She says “I have a little boy and know how difficult balancing a career and motherhood can be. This is why as part of our class content, we do a section giving tips on how to get that elusive balance”.
If you are about to go, or already on maternity leave and are interested to learn on how to empower yourself through the maternity leave process with the skills and confidence to help you sustain a long, successful career more easily, then read on…
How would you like to identify the skills you have developed as a mother and ensure these make you even more outstanding in the workplace?
Would you like advice on how complete your flexible working application and be successful in your request for flexible hours?
Want to learn on how to better achieve that elusive balance between managing a career and being a good mother?
If so, why not attend the intimate ‘Maternity Returner’ classes and meet like minded women who can become part of your support network during your return to work process?
The next class will be run on ; Wednesday May 13th, Sloane Square, Chelsea. Introductory offer £50 for 2.5 hour class, normally £100
‘Coming from a small company, with no maternity policy, I had no idea what my
rights were or how to negotiate my return to work. Sarah was such a huge help,
breaking it all down and giving me the confidence to speak to my boss about the various options that were available. Maternity Matters is a wonderful organisation that helps women work out how best to return to the workplace without compromising their time at home.’ Sophia, Global Brand Communications Manager, London
‘I found the section on empowering yourself through the maternity leave process
particularly useful, as it focussed on the positives and the transferable
skills gained from motherhood and maternity leave. The class has helped me
prepare for my return and the advice on negotiating flexible hours, was
invaluable. Sarah was very personable and her years in HR really showed.’
Georgie, Assistant Director, London