The Mothership – The ultimate sisterhood for working mothers

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Drumroll… We’re so excited to announce that the brand new and improved Mothership is now open – this is our membership programme for working mums. Something we felt was really missing in our own lives as busy parents trying to earn a crust whilst spend time with our little ones, not to mention hold everything else together and spend a bit of … Read More

Game Changing Story – Lucy

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THIS. I’ve done something already this morning that I’ve been procrastinating on (fear disguised as lack of time) after reading this blog post. Thank you Lucy, for offering to share your experience of doing Game Changers in January this year and so much more xxx I stumbled upon Guilty Mothers Club and the Game Changers programme towards the end of … Read More

What to expect from a Keeping in Touch day

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Employees can work for up to ten days whilst on maternity, paternity, adoption or parental leave without impacting their leave or pay. These are called Keeping in Touch days and are completely optional, agreed by both parties prior. But what can you expect from doing one of these days and why would you bother? Here is a guest blog, from … Read More

Dear Employer – feeling scared of telling the truth!

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This Friday 13th April we come together to write to our previous (or perhaps current) bosses explaining how it really is to be a woman and mother in the workplace in a brand new campaign with Pregnant then Screwed – Dear Employer.  Last year I wrote to my previous employer and it was an exceptionally cathartic process. There had been so … Read More

Meet the mothers showing changing career is possible!

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In November we ran an alumni event for previous attendees of our Game Changers programme. These are women, who happen to also be mothers, changing careers, switching things up, shaping their lives in a way that works for them. A few weeks prior I’d seen this video by Reese Weatherspoon (someone shared it on the Guilty Mothers Clubhouse). In it she talks about … Read More

Game Changing Story – Amy, Digital Content Producer

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Hi everyone, I’m Amy, I’m a 38-year-old mum of one living in Manchester. I work at the BBC as a digital content producer, although previously I worked as a radio presenter for many years. I followed Game Changers on social media for a while, watching from afar, wondering if it was for me, before finding myself away on holiday in France feeling a … Read More

A working mum’s letter to my employer

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To: My Employer From: A Working Mum When I returned to work after maternity leave you viewed me differently. We discussed that “my priorities had changed” and therefore future promotions that were previously on the cards must be put on hold. And that, I later realised (if I was to continue to work part time anyway) meant to no longer … Read More