New mamas returning to work after maternity leave can use all the help and support they can get from the colleagues, friends, and mentors in their lives. I am grateful today to Susan Smith Blakely of Best Friends at the Bar for featuring my article on her blog: What Happens After Maternity Leave Is a Challenging Experience.
Though written for lawyers, this post provides practical tips for anyone on how to effectively mentor women who are coming back to work after maternity leave, including:
- Believing in her for the long haul and reminding her of her strengths;
- Encouraging her to take credit at work for a well-planned leave and return; and
- Helping her connect with other returning mamas.
Read more of the post here, and share this link with any woman or man you know who may be in a position to mentor a new working mama!
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