Managing maternity differently is something the majority of businesses say they want to do yet many are not getting it right.
Recently I connected with 3 women at different stages of the pregnancy journey and transition to motherhood.
The sense that I felt I had an either/or choice to make was first crystallised in my early twenties. I grew up in a small village and whether it was overtly said or just something I felt, the impression was that you either got married and had a family or you had a career.
Recently, Labour Party MP Tulip Siddiq was allegedly told not to ‘play the pregnancy card’ by the House of Commons’ Deputy Speaker after breaking with parliamentary convention and common courtesy to remain in the chamber for 2 speeches after her own.