Ambitious & Pregnant: Why A Positive Pregnancy Test Isn’t A Career Negative

Be inspired by those who have been there and learn how to thrive, not hide, in the workplace during pregnancy and beyond.

Wednesday, June 29th 9.30am - 11.00am, Virtual Panel Discussion 

Are you pregnant and wondering about the effect becoming a mother could have on your career?  Are you already worrying about returning from a maternity leave you haven't yet taken? Maybe you already have a child and can’t imagine how you can continue to grow your career as you grow your family?

At Leaders Plus we believe that women do not push out their ambition along with their baby.

We are passionate about supporting ambitious parents to combine a successful, senior career with raising a family. We exist to support working parents so they don’t feel they need to choose between their career and being there for their children.

Join us for this FREE panel event where you will hear honest accounts from mothers who have progressed their careers whilst also being a present parent.

  • Take home practical tips on preparing for maternity/adoption leave
  • Discover how to make sure you can still progress your career with a baby
  • Return to work in a way that works for you and your family.

You will be inspired by women that have made it work and feel validated that your ambition is to be celebrated not hidden. There will also be a valuable opportunity to share your thoughts (should you wish to) and hear from others in similar situations.

This will be an exciting and insightful event and could be just what you need before you start this exciting new journey. Places are limited so secure yours today.

29 June 2022 | 9.30am - 11.00am | Panel Discussion

About Your Host and Speakers

Verena Hefti - CEO & Founder of Leaders PlusVerena Hefti MBE FRSA, CEO & Founder, Leaders Plus

Verena Hefti MBE is the multi-award-winning CEO of our social enterprise Leaders Plus and host of the five star rated Big Careers Small Children podcast. She has supported hundreds of ambitious parents who have successfully returned to senior careers after maternity leave/shared parental leave and adoption leave and enjoys bringing like-minded people together who aren't afraid to challenge thinking. Verena also runs the award-winning Leaders Plus Fellowship Programme which supports ambitious working parents who wish to accelerate their careers.

Our Inspiring Panel

  • Melissa Trovoada - Vice President & Associate General Counsel, IHS Towers
  • Mariam Kemple Hardy - Head of Campaigns, Refugee Action and Trustee, Gingerbread
  • Jane Higgs - Communications consultant, former No 10 Chief Press Officer
  • Nicola Moultrie - Consultant in Emergency Medicine, NHS