Mary Beth Ferrante believes you should bring your whole self to work and that the only way we can provide communities of support within the workplace, is to lead the conversation. She is a mom of 2, fiercely advocating for millennial working parents.
Today we talk about our own experiences as new moms in high functioning roles, how to manage our personal relationships, and why it is so important for companies to break down the Maternal Wall.
Mary Beth is the Co-Founder of WRK/360, an engagement platform for organizations to retain and attract talent by transforming workplace cultures to better support working parents and all caregivers. As a former SVP in the finance industry, she always valued growing her career and like so many other career-driven mamas, she was surprised to hit the Maternal Wall. Her own experience propelled her to dive deeper into maternal bias, to influence changes to workplace culture and to advocate for a national paid leave policy. She is regular contributor Forbes on the intersection of work and parenting and her work has been regularly featured in Today, Working Mother, FairyGodBoss, ScaryMommy, and more.
I loved Mary Beth’s reminder that communication is everything, especially in our personal relationships, and to communicate with our children, not around them. Talk, talk, talk, people. It saves your sanity.
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Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”
In your ears, filling your heart.