Let’s talk about our careers… after kids – 13 October

You’re about to return to work after mat leave, or a longer break from the workforce and wonder… Is this job right for me? Is it worth it for me to be away from my family? Is this what I want to do for the next 20-30 years?

If you’ve wrestled with some of these questions, then this night is for you. Join us on Thursday, October 13th to learn from some incredible women, catch up with old friends, and make some new ones!

During this one-hour session, we’ll hear from a panel of women who took the plunge and changed careers after kids. They will share it all – the good, the bad and the ugly of starting a new business – while raising kids and finding balance.


Thursday 13 October, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
3030 Dundas West, Toronto
$20 (includes a few tasty bites!) until Tuesday, October 11. Tickets then available for $25 online and at the door.

RSVP here

Our panellists:  

Karen Davey, karen Regional Director, Mommy Connections and Director, The School Yard  

With a background in packaged goods marketing, Karen knew it was time for a career change when her son was born. She started Mommy Connections West Toronto , a program with weekly classes and events that connect moms with local businesses, activities and a social network. This summer she created The School Yard, a blog helping parents navigate the elementary school aged years. Karen was a MumNet member until her son started preschool. He is now 7 years old.

 

 

Raegan Kennedy, raeganOwner Little White Sneakers 

Raegan is a co-founder of Little White Sneakers, a high-end kids clothing resale boutique in Toronto. LWS launched as an online store a little under a year ago and opened its first brick & mortar shop in the early summer. It was recently named one of Toronto’s top stores for kidswear by Toronto Life Magazine. Prior to launching the business, Raegan worked as a corporate lawyer at Torys LLP for eight years. She is a mom to two girls and a Runnymede MumNet alumni.

 

 

Iva Grbesic, ivaCityLine style expert and blogger behind style blog Falling in Style  

Inspired by a MumNet session, Iva started a style blog geared towards women over 35 years of age. Four years later and you can find Iva on Canada’s #1 lifestyle program Cityline, The Shopping Channel or right where it all started, writing for her blog Falling in Style. Iva is a mother of four and a past member of Humber Valley MumVet group.

 

 

Jennifer Hargreaves,jennyFounder of Tellent 

Prior to starting a family, Jennifer was an accomplished international business growth specialist for enterprises in the food, ingredient and dietary supplement sector. Now a mom to two young kids, Jennifer has started up a new venture,Tellent, aimed at helping professional women find flexible careers. Her idea was to build a community that would connect women to companies that will support both career aspirations and personal commitments through flexible work policies without bias or discrimination.