Ambition London hosted a Women with Ambition event on the topic “How to Babyproof your career and the careers of your employees!”
More than 30 female clients attended the event to hear guest speaker Caroline Flanagan, author of “Babyproof Your Career: The Secret to Balancing Work and Family So You Can Enjoy It All“.
As a mother of four boys and business owner who works full time, Caroline runs a niche coaching service that targets professionals who don’t have children yet but know they want to in the future. Her mission is to make it easier for women to stay in the workforce after they start a family by giving them a toolkit for surviving the challenges of working parenthood.
During the talk Caroline explored how having children can impact a woman’s career and gave some practical tips on what women can do to prepare themselves before having a baby if they want to keep their career on track.
She also talked about how organisations wanting to improve talent retention and diversity can and should do more to support their female staff before they start a family.
The Q&A session that followed the talk generated a lively debate that could have lasted well into the night!