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Mat Leave Professional and Personal Development Program - spring

Mat Leave Professional and Personal Development Program - spring

Pledge: C$229.00
"This is the best thing I did during my mat leave." Return to work confident, with a plan for your career and family in hand, and an exclusive tribe of working mom peer mentors to support you. Goodbye loneliness, doubt and "mommy brain". This is a professional and personal development course you can take during mat leave. Dates: Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 9 and 16, 1:30 to 3:30 PM Location: 7219 106 St NW (side entrance) Who: professionals on mat leave (senior government workers, physicians, nurses, lawyers, accountants, engineers, consultants, entrepreneurs, teachers and more) and their babies This program, valued at $500, is available for a limited time for $204 ($229 after February 10) Description Lonely and missing intellectual conversation on mat leave? Craving connection to your professional self? Want to rock your return to work? This program is different from other mom groups, as it focuses on career and parenting. Professionally facilitated, with every mom given a chance to share, and built on a curriculum of topics sourcing information from reputable publications (HBR, NY Times, The Guardian and many books), the program attracts moms with careers. Limited to nine participants and their babies, the group creates an intimate setting, conducive to trust and peer mentorship. During the weekly classes, you will have a chance to learn from curated worksheets and journaling, others’ experiences, and tap into your inner wise guide. Access our online community of alumnae for ongoing learning and support. By registering, you get: Access to weekly, two-hour professionally facilitated meetings with up to eight other career-minded moms Access to online downloadable learning, journaling and reading materials that will inspire discussion, action and strategies for your working mom journey Access to a private online group for Pros&Babes participants and alumnae Many participants keep in touch and meet long after the sessions are over. By registering, you gain long-term access to a supportive network or women who will help you thrive as a mother and professional.
"This is the best thing I did during my mat leave." Return to work confident, with a plan for your career and family in hand, and an exclusive tribe of working mom peer mentors to support you. Goodbye loneliness, doubt and "mommy brain". This is a professional and personal development course you can take during mat leave. Dates: Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 9 and 16, 1:30 to 3:30 PM Location: 7219 106 St NW (side entrance) Who: professionals on mat leave (senior government workers, physicians, nurses, lawyers, accountants, engineers, consultants, entrepreneurs, teachers and more) and their babies This program, valued at $500, is available for a limited time for $204 ($229 after February 10) Description Lonely and missing intellectual conversation on mat leave? Craving connection to your professional self? Want to rock your return to work? This program is different from other mom groups, as it focuses on career and parenting. Professionally facilitated, with every mom given a chance to share, and built on a curriculum of topics sourcing information from reputable publications (HBR, NY Times, The Guardian and many books), the program attracts moms with careers. Limited to nine participants and their babies, the group creates an intimate setting, conducive to trust and peer mentorship. During the weekly classes, you will have a chance to learn from curated worksheets and journaling, others’ experiences, and tap into your inner wise guide. Access our online community of alumnae for ongoing learning and support. By registering, you get: Access to weekly, two-hour professionally facilitated meetings with up to eight other career-minded moms Access to online downloadable learning, journaling and reading materials that will inspire discussion, action and strategies for your working mom journey Access to a private online group for Pros&Babes participants and alumnae Many participants keep in touch and meet long after the sessions are over. By registering, you gain long-term access to a supportive network or women who will help you thrive as a mother and professional.
Pledge: C$229.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-03-05
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Work & Network Like a Mother: Finding Balance, Joy and Success in Career and Family (event)

Work & Network Like a Mother: Finding Balance, Joy and Success in Career and Family (event)

Pledge: C$35.00
A child-friendly networking and learning evening with keynote speaker Melissa Padfield, Vice-Provost and University Registrar, University of Alberta, who will share wisdom on balancing a successful career with growing a thriving family, along with other speakers. If you want to network with high-caliber professionals and are passionate about encouraging diversity and working parents, and especially if you’re a mom (expecting, on mat leave, working, or even thinking of having kids), this is for you. When: February 27, 6 - 9 PM Venue: Kepler Academy - College Plaza -- 2nd Floor 8215 112 St. Indoor parking: yes, paid Event child-friendly: yes. Child-minding and activities will be provided (parents must remain close by) Includes appetizers and a cash bar. Event sponsors: Norwood Dental and Kepler Academy Regular price: $35 ($50 at the door) Event description: A mother of two, Melissa has been building a wildly successful career in higher education while growing her family. She will offer insight on how motherhood makes us better professionals, how she juggles the professional and personal elements in her life, and what women can do to integrate their work and personal lives. Guest speakers will also include: Amanda Nielsen, mother, co-owner of Norwood Dental (on motherhood and entrepreneurship) Rachel Jones, mother, marketing manager at Kepler Academy and founder of the blog Edmomton (the importance of a good caregiving and support network) Johnna Lowther, mother, entrepreneur, and business partner Heather Barnhouse, creators of an app to help people who care for family members with dementia (caregiving and the sandwich generation) Other special guests will include: Lindsay Sparrow, MBA, CFP, Wealth Planning for Women The InspireHer Society team Kepler Academy, who will offer activities for children Local businesses and organizations who support women and families Exclusive tickets for a VIP speed coaching session with women who are successfully raising children while growing their careers will be announced soon! This event is hosted as part of a crowdfunding campaign for Pros&Babes. A silent auction will help raise funds for this social impact business. TICKETS AT THE DOOR ARE $50. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD OFFERS! This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, Norwood Dental and our venue sponsor, Kepler Academy. Guest Speakers Bios Melissa Padfield University of Alberta Vice-Provost and University Registrar Melissa is an extraordinary role-model for women who want to have a deeply rewarding career and a thriving family. Melissa has excelled in her career path and educational endeavours, most recently having completed the Education Management Development Program at Harvard University Graduate School in 2017. Melissa joined the University of Alberta in 2006 and has held numerous esteemed positions, ultimately leading to her acceptance of the Vice-Provost position in 2019. Melissa has two children, ages four and eight, and has a wealth of knowledge about managing the demands of a high-profile job with the demands of being a mom. We are proud to feature Melissa as a guest speaker for Work & Network Like a Mother, where she will be discussing how she strives to create a meaningful integration between work and life, the types of support she’s used, and how being a working parent elevates us as professionals and vice-versa. FULL EVENT DETAILS AND SPEAKER BIOS: prosandbabes.com/event/work-like-a-mother
A child-friendly networking and learning evening with keynote speaker Melissa Padfield, Vice-Provost and University Registrar, University of Alberta, who will share wisdom on balancing a successful career with growing a thriving family, along with other speakers. If you want to network with high-caliber professionals and are passionate about encouraging diversity and working parents, and especially if you’re a mom (expecting, on mat leave, working, or even thinking of having kids), this is for you. When: February 27, 6 - 9 PM Venue: Kepler Academy - College Plaza -- 2nd Floor 8215 112 St. Indoor parking: yes, paid Event child-friendly: yes. Child-minding and activities will be provided (parents must remain close by) Includes appetizers and a cash bar. Event sponsors: Norwood Dental and Kepler Academy Regular price: $35 ($50 at the door) Event description: A mother of two, Melissa has been building a wildly successful career in higher education while growing her family. She will offer insight on how motherhood makes us better professionals, how she juggles the professional and personal elements in her life, and what women can do to integrate their work and personal lives. Guest speakers will also include: Amanda Nielsen, mother, co-owner of Norwood Dental (on motherhood and entrepreneurship) Rachel Jones, mother, marketing manager at Kepler Academy and founder of the blog Edmomton (the importance of a good caregiving and support network) Johnna Lowther, mother, entrepreneur, and business partner Heather Barnhouse, creators of an app to help people who care for family members with dementia (caregiving and the sandwich generation) Other special guests will include: Lindsay Sparrow, MBA, CFP, Wealth Planning for Women The InspireHer Society team Kepler Academy, who will offer activities for children Local businesses and organizations who support women and families Exclusive tickets for a VIP speed coaching session with women who are successfully raising children while growing their careers will be announced soon! This event is hosted as part of a crowdfunding campaign for Pros&Babes. A silent auction will help raise funds for this social impact business. TICKETS AT THE DOOR ARE $50. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD OFFERS! This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, Norwood Dental and our venue sponsor, Kepler Academy. Guest Speakers Bios Melissa Padfield University of Alberta Vice-Provost and University Registrar Melissa is an extraordinary role-model for women who want to have a deeply rewarding career and a thriving family. Melissa has excelled in her career path and educational endeavours, most recently having completed the Education Management Development Program at Harvard University Graduate School in 2017. Melissa joined the University of Alberta in 2006 and has held numerous esteemed positions, ultimately leading to her acceptance of the Vice-Provost position in 2019. Melissa has two children, ages four and eight, and has a wealth of knowledge about managing the demands of a high-profile job with the demands of being a mom. We are proud to feature Melissa as a guest speaker for Work & Network Like a Mother, where she will be discussing how she strives to create a meaningful integration between work and life, the types of support she’s used, and how being a working parent elevates us as professionals and vice-versa. FULL EVENT DETAILS AND SPEAKER BIOS: prosandbabes.com/event/work-like-a-mother
Pledge: C$35.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-02-27
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Pregnant and Professional: Pre-Mat Leave Boot Camp

Pregnant and Professional: Pre-Mat Leave Boot Camp

Pledge: C$60.00
EARLY BIRD - save $40 - Having a baby will affect your career, your family and your wallet. Do you have a plan? Can you baby-proof your career? Will your spouse's career take precedence over yours? Do you have a communication plan for your leave? What kind of working parent do you want to be? Would you consider working part-time during mat leave? What kind of personal and professional development will you take during your mat leave? How will you juggle two careers and children? How will a baby affect your finances? Who will support you after the birth? It's crucial to answer these questions while you're still pregnant, especially if you care about your career. Moms make on average 12% less than their childless counterparts. Research shows employers rate mothers as less hireable, less suitable for promotion and management training, and deserving of lower salaries because they are believed to be less competent and less committed to paid work. Fortunately, competence and commitment on moms' end can partially help tackle the "motherhood penalty." Join other career-minded moms-to-be, along with experts in HR, law and financial planning*, who can help you answer these tough questions and plan for the months ahead. Walk away with a tactical plan so you have some clear steps to protect your finances, your career, your relationship with your spouse and your network. Meet new like-minded expectant, and experienced working moms, who can help you stay active intellectually during your mat leave, and focused on your professional goals. Your career, and sanity, will thank you! We are launching this new program for pregnant moms, so they can start their mat leaving feeling confident and more prepared for what's ahead. This four-hour workshop and networking event will take place in the evening or on a weekend in May 2020. Regular tickets will be $100 after this campaign. *Program and speakers may be slightly adjusted based on availability.
EARLY BIRD - save $40 - Having a baby will affect your career, your family and your wallet. Do you have a plan? Can you baby-proof your career? Will your spouse's career take precedence over yours? Do you have a communication plan for your leave? What kind of working parent do you want to be? Would you consider working part-time during mat leave? What kind of personal and professional development will you take during your mat leave? How will you juggle two careers and children? How will a baby affect your finances? Who will support you after the birth? It's crucial to answer these questions while you're still pregnant, especially if you care about your career. Moms make on average 12% less than their childless counterparts. Research shows employers rate mothers as less hireable, less suitable for promotion and management training, and deserving of lower salaries because they are believed to be less competent and less committed to paid work. Fortunately, competence and commitment on moms' end can partially help tackle the "motherhood penalty." Join other career-minded moms-to-be, along with experts in HR, law and financial planning*, who can help you answer these tough questions and plan for the months ahead. Walk away with a tactical plan so you have some clear steps to protect your finances, your career, your relationship with your spouse and your network. Meet new like-minded expectant, and experienced working moms, who can help you stay active intellectually during your mat leave, and focused on your professional goals. Your career, and sanity, will thank you! We are launching this new program for pregnant moms, so they can start their mat leaving feeling confident and more prepared for what's ahead. This four-hour workshop and networking event will take place in the evening or on a weekend in May 2020. Regular tickets will be $100 after this campaign. *Program and speakers may be slightly adjusted based on availability.
Pledge: C$60.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-05-23
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Speed Coaching with High-Powered Moms

Speed Coaching with High-Powered Moms

Pledge: C$60.00
An exclusive speed coaching session with eight high-powered moms. Spend 1-1 time with moms with established careers, and ask your burning questions about work and family life integration. Tickets are flying off the shelves for this one - only four left as of February 3! This will take place during our Work Like a Mother Keynote event on February 27 at Kepler Academy at College Plaza Professional Building. The event starts at 6 PM and the speed coaching will start at approximately 7:15 PM. Go to prosandbabes.com/events/work-like-a-mother for full details and program. This is a child-friendly event.
An exclusive speed coaching session with eight high-powered moms. Spend 1-1 time with moms with established careers, and ask your burning questions about work and family life integration. Tickets are flying off the shelves for this one - only four left as of February 3! This will take place during our Work Like a Mother Keynote event on February 27 at Kepler Academy at College Plaza Professional Building. The event starts at 6 PM and the speed coaching will start at approximately 7:15 PM. Go to prosandbabes.com/events/work-like-a-mother for full details and program. This is a child-friendly event.
Pledge: C$60.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-02-27
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Campaign Description

We offer professional and personal development programs for moms on mat leave and beyond to build confidence and tackle the motherhood penalty. Motherhood impacts women’s careers and wallets: BIG TIME. The wage gap, which averages 12% for moms, increases with every child a woman has. Research shows employers rate mothers as less hireable, less suitable for promotion and management training, and deserving of lower salaries because they are believed to be less competent and less committed to paid work. Fortunately, competence and commitment on moms' end can partially help tackle the "motherhood penalty." We help moms keep their careers on track through professional and personal development during mat leave and when returning to work. Help us grow from a startup into a full-size business! Pros&Babes founder, Kinia, has been able to help more than 100 moms doing this work part-time, while juggling two little kids and a full-time job. Now, it's time to expand and help more moms access professional development while on mat leave, here, and across Canada, so we can tackle the motherhood penalty together!

Why Support Us and Working Moms?

Only 20% of mothers feel confident returning to work after mat leave, and almost 40% of them feel so unsupported they think of quitting. The wage gap increases with every child a woman has.

A long mat leave is a wonderful opportunity to bond with baby, but women can also feel left behind, excluded from promotions and from learning and advancement opportunities.

Pros&Babes offers unique, baby-friendly professional and personal development programs for moms on maternity leave and working moms, so they can feel less alone, more prepared to go back to work, ready to negotiate, protect their careers, build their networks and rock this whole working mom business!

Moms finish the courses feeling so much more confident about integrating their family and professional lives. They feel more ready to return to work.

When working moms thrive, our economy benefits. In the last two decades, Canada led  OECD nations in economic growth, in part because mothers joined the workforce. 

By supporting our campaign, you will help us grow from a part-time, startup business, into one that will reach more moms here, and in Canada!

What Do Our Programs Cover?

Our professional and personal development programs help increase confidence, break isolation, and come up with a specific plan for your career and your family.

We cover 18 topics during our mat leave programs. Moms come with their babies and engage in intellectual conversation. An online community of other participants and alumnae allows them to connect with professionals facing the same challenges.

The topics we cover include:

- Being a working mom in Canada, & how our careers affect our children
- Parenting in the 21st century in the West and around the world, “sharenting”, & dealing with advice
- Money, financial planning, investing
- Negotiating at home and at work
- Back-to-work planning
- Different family sizes, timing to grow your family, and impacts on career
 

- Self-awareness, territory after mat leave, managing emotions at work, and emotional intelligence
- Sanity-preserving strategies for working moms: dropping the ball, outsourcing and getting expert advice
- Fear, praise, criticism, & finding your inner mentor
- Guilt, shame & motherhood; relationships with caregivers, & childcare
- Career management strategies for mothers
 

- Matrescense, motherhood meets professional skills, and personal goals
- Emotional labour, managing two-career households, relationship with spouse, & sharing parental leave
- Birth stories, postpartum mental health, mom & baby sleep
- Having it all, “leaning in”, and working, pausing, thriving
- Nutrition at different stages: challenges, approaches, debates
- Managing drama & transitions at work, your true value, and your emotional cost to your employer

 

What Past Participants Say

"Any type of working mom who’s trying to balance life and home and keeping things together with the kids could definitely benefit from this program." - Andrea Freitas, physician

"I highly recommend Pros&Babes as the content is top-notch and offers great strategies for mothers trying to have it all. I looked forward to the meetings and always left feeling encouraged and supported.” - Hanna Wajda, diplomat

"This is probably the best thing I did on my mat leave!" - Taryn Ezio, manager, government

"What attracted me to Pros&Babes was being able to find a community of career-minded moms that value motherhood, but also want to climb the corporate ladder. Pros&Babes really taught me to mitigate some of the common barriers and issues that women face when they're re-entering the workforce after having kids." - Bonnie Nunnari, economic developer

Thank You to Our Main Campaign Sponsor, Norwood Dental

Pros&Babes is run by a working mom with two little kids, for working moms. Our campaign is only possible thanks to the generous support of Norwood Dental.

"Our practice is one of surprising friendliness where we deliver a personalized and caring dental experience. No white coats, judgement, or pressure.

We believe a dental practice can be a place of laughter, kindness, and community. And we believe in caring for people, not just teeth! Our goal at Norwood Dental Centre is to offer caring, quality, and affordable dental care to everyone who walks through our doors," say owners and parents Amanda and William. 

Thank You to Our Keynote Event Venue Sponsor: Kepler Academy

Our keynote event is made possible through the generous support of Kepler Academy, which will be hosting our February 27 keynote event near their College Plaza location. Caregivers will also be on-site to entertain children, should you decide to join us with your little ones!

Kepler Academy is an innovative new child care facility that is rethinking daycare and early childhood development.

Their Exploratory Education approach focuses on an intentional mix of learning-through-play and an educational curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery.

 

Attend This Event to Support Our Campaign: Work & Network Like a Mother

Join us on February 27, 6:00 PM, for a jam-packed evening on finding joy, balance and success in career and family.

Includes a keynote address and four other speakers, a silent auction, appetizers, a cash bar, activities for children and option to attend a speed coaching session with high-powered moms. Register through our rewards!

Keynote Speaker: Melissa Padfield, Vice-Provost and University Registrar, University of Alberta 

On Thriving in Career and Motherhood

Melissa will be discussing how she strives to create meaningful integration between work and life, the types of support she’s used, and how being a working parent elevates us as professionals and vice-versa. An extraordinary role-model for women who want to have a deeply rewarding career and a thriving family, Melissa has excelled in her career path and educational endeavours, most recently having completed the Education Management Development Program at Harvard University Graduate School in 2017. Melissa joined the University of Alberta in 2006 and has held numerous esteemed positions, ultimately leading to her acceptance of the Vice-Provost position in 2019. Melissa has two children, ages four and eight, and has a wealth of knowledge about managing the demands of a high-profile job with the demands of being a mom.  

Other topics: 

Growing a Business and a Family (Amanda Nielsen, Co-Owner, Norwood Dental)
The Sandwich Generation: Caregiving for “Little” People and “Big” People (Johnna Lowther and Heather Barnhouse, lawyer, Creators of Tusk, an App for Dementia Caregivers)
The Importance of a Great Support Network (Rachel Jones, Marketing Manager, Kepler Academy)

Full program available here.

Management Team

Taryn Ezio (Cronk)

Taryn Ezio (Cronk)

Pros&Babes ambassador

Born and raised in the Edmonton area, Taryn pursued her career in the public sector and has held various roles in public policy, legislation development, and agency governance. Taryn is currently on maternity leave with her first daughter and through the Pros&Babes programs continues to be inspired by the significant contributions professional moms make both at work and home. “Working moms bring a diverse and unique skillset to the workplace. Their ability to remain focused and efficient while juggling various priorities is unparalleled.” She admires not only their drive and commitment, but also their ability to lead with compassion and understanding. “I believe a community-based network, like Pros&Babes, will help champion a positive culture shift for the next generation of professional moms by providing opportunities to learn and explore ways to grow their families and careers simultaneously”, adds Taryn. “This is why I am a Pros&Babes ambassador.”

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Esther Kim

Esther Kim

Pros&Babes Ambassador

"I believe working moms add tremendous value both at work and home," says Esther. As a working mom of two young boys, ages six and three, she's passionate about supporting other professional moms live up to their fullest potential through a community-based network like Pros&Babes. Esther got her start in television news before making the move to corporate communications, working in a variety of roles in the private, non-profit and public sectors. She admires talented, hardworking, like-minded professional moms. "While I enjoy working and made the choice to go back full-time after having both of my boys, family is still incredibly important to me and being a mom is a central aspect of who I am," adds Esther. "I have no doubt that becoming a mom has made me a better professional. Working moms are the ultimate multitaskers. We wear multiple hats, juggling many balls while keeping an eye on the bigger picture. And we do this with incredible patience, compassion and understanding. We also have the best listening skills and when we need to be, we can be firm to get the job done. What I have learned about myself and being a mother is that we can always do more given the chance to step up. This why I’m a Pros&Babes ambassador."

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Kinia Romanowska

Kinia Romanowska

Pros&Babes founder

Kinia is a social impact entrepreneur, communications professional, community-builder and mom of two boys. Hailing from Poland’s groovy capital, Warsaw, she grew up in Montreal and moved to Edmonton in 2014. Her education, passions and career have taken her to over forty countries and have included communication and development projects all over Europe, in Guatemala, the former Yugoslavia, Turkey, Zambia, and Azerbaijan; award-winning investigative journalism; online magazine creation; conference and event planning; and most recently, corporate communications in the public sector. Integrating career and motherhood is a daily balancing act — and Kinia is far from perfect at it! While navigating her own challenges, she loves offering more options to working parents during one of the most important transitions in their lives. Motherhood impacts women's careers tremendously and Pros&Babes helps moms and partners navigate the good and the bad of it so they shift their mindsets, be better parents and return to work more confident.

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Bonnie Nunnari

Bonnie Nunnari

Pros&Babes ambassador

Born and raised in Toronto, Bonnie and her husband packed their bags and moved to Alberta in 2013. With a Masters in Public Policy, Administration and Law in hand, as well as extensive experience in politics and the private sector, she set her eyes on economic development. Bonnie is currently manager of investment attraction for the province at Invest Alberta, and is passionate about supporting meaningful business growth and job creation. A proud mom of two (four-year old daughter and a one-year old son), managing work and family life has been a true balancing act in a new city. “What attracted me to Pros&Babes was the opportunity to connect with career-minded moms who strive to climb the corporate ladder. There is a sense of guilt a mother feels when she is ambitious about her career and has great concern on the impact on family life. Pros&Babes was enlightening and redefined what being a working mom means for me. I feel more confident and prepared to tackle and mitigate common issues moms face in the workplace."

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Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Pros&Babes ambassador

Kim is a journalist working as a TV reporter in Edmonton. She’s spent the last decade working in a number of Canadian cities as a reporter, anchor, videographer, editor and writer for TV, radio and online. Working in a competitive industry, Kim has had to find creative ways to advance her career while growing her family. “When I was six-months pregnant, I was hired as a reporter in Calgary. I was so impressed at how progressive of a decision that was for the organization. I was worried that being pregnant would hold me back from being promoted.” Kim is now a proud mom of two boys, ages three and six-months. Pros&Babes has helped her connect with other moms and take time to work on personal development. As a Pros&Babes ambassador, she hopes to encourage others in their journey.  

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Josselyn McDonald

Josselyn McDonald

Senior Campaign Advisor

Josselyn owns and operates as Red Executive Services Inc., where she provides a wide range of support services to businesses from the administrative level, all the way up to business consulting, strategy, and process development/optimization. She has clients Canada-wide, from a diverse range of industries, all with their own unique needs and challenges. Josselyn holds her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, and is currently completing the final research requirement towards obtaining her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Community Economic Development (CED). Josselyn’s knowledge of CED, business, and being an entrepreneur herself makes her a natural fit within the Pros&Babes Management Team. She understands the value working moms bring to the economy, and the difference community can make.

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Jan 26, 2020

Updates to come throughout the campaign.

Thank you for your support!

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Dec 18, 2019
Project launched

FAQs

WHAT KIND OF PROFESSIONALS PARTICIPATE IN PROS&BABES PROGRAMS?

Many professions are usually represented in our cohorts: accountants, lawyers, engineers, government workers, healthcare workers, scientists, entrepreneurs, diplomats, etc., and they are at various stages of their careers: analysts, senior advisors, consultants managers, directors, executive directors and senior leaders. Usually, participants have a university education and are in their thirties or early forties. Participants have one, two, or more children. They all care about their careers, want to stay focused on their career goals while they grow their families, and don’t want to put their professional development on hold.

HOW WILL I BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAMS?

More than 125 women have participated in our programs. They say that… Pros&Babes gave them the support to be the kind of parent they want to be; They left the sessions encouraged and supported; They found a network, connections, perspective and real, honest conversations; They loved the balance of career and motherhood topics, and useful advice from other career-minded moms; Pros&Babes is a safe place to meet and share; It was very beneficial to meet regularly face-to-face; It’s a wonderful place to think intentionally about family and career; The assessments, articles and topics are very well sourced; As a career-minded mom, it was “just what they needed”.
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