I believe that women are an invaluable part of business; and invaluable to business success. I believe that there’s huge benefits to business to retain women through the maternity transition (from the moment she falls pregnant to 9 months after the return to work) and that more and more businesses want to. Many of you just aren’t sure how yet.
It doesn’t have to be stressful
It’s a real challenge having highly talented and valuable people leave the business for long periods of time. Whether you’re worried about the client relationships, the skill sets you lose or that you’re not sure about how to navigate laws surrounding maternity or you simply want to do more to support women during the maternity transition then I can help.
What I offer
I have a training programme specifically designed for managers that shares ideas and tools to support women during the maternity transition. I also provide consultancy on your family-friendly policies, including how to think about and enable flexible working.
My offer comes from my own journey working in business, the transitions I’ve experienced and from seeing, first-hand, the positive commercial impact of backing Mums to return to work. I bring different perspectives together and create conversations that enable mothers to be career women and businesses to retain their talent.
“Alice is an exceptional strategic human resources partner and one that I have turned to time and time again.” – Richard, Managing Director
The transition to motherhood is, all at once, the most mentally, physically and emotionally tough thing I have ever experienced.
For me, the transition is like a dance, beginning the very moment you start your pregnancy or adoption journey. It’s a dance you don’t know and, at least for your first child, a dance you’ve never experienced before. It’s a dance of learning, experience and resilience. It’s a dance of emotions too, from extreme highs to deep lows.
At the Dance of Motherhood, I’m creating spaces where mums talk and feel wholly understood. Spaces where you can safely explore how you’re feeling and what you’re thinking. Spaces that are a community celebrating the good times and helping you through the dark times. Spaces where we build your confidence and identity.
I’m also working with employers to think about how they can better support mums heading into their maternity leave and to enable a smooth transition back into work including how to support flexible working. Take a look at the Maternity Transitions for more details.