I wanted to share some news with you about the Soft Power Summit which I am a part of.
The summit is hosted by Dr Joanna Martin, the founder of fast-growing women’s movement “One of Many” who has assembled a unique line up of women leaders from small business, corporate and not-for-profit for a fortnight of virtual lunches.
With Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge due to become a mother for the second time mid to late April, it is no surprise she has now completed her last last public engagement and officially started her maternity leave – approximately 4 weeks before her due date.
In mid June last year I connected live via Google Hangouts (if they are good enough for President Obama..) with a number of the worlds top experts in pregnancy, maternity coaching, career management, new style goal setting and emotional evolution; turning many of the common perceptions and beliefs about pregnancy, motherhood and the workplace on its head.
Bumps and the Boardroom LIVE 2015 is coming.
I first launched the interactive forum in 2014 having identified that there was a growing trend of senior executive women returning to the workplace who were greeted with a underlying culture that lacked respect and real solutions to support mothers rising to board level.
During pregnancy many changes occur.
Not only the very obvious ones that revolve around you growing a baby but more subtle shifts in your thinking and behavior that can shape your skills as a manager and leader.
The journey from single self to mother can open the way to a more instinctive and creative you. A you who is able to see both the day to day details and the longer term, bigger picture which takes on a far deeper personal meaning.