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Birth Roots

83 Sherbrook St #206

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2


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Are you a professional on maternity leave interested in connecting with other career-minded women?

If so, join us from October 24 to December 12, 2018 for eight weekly coffee chats (with your baby) to talk about career- and motherhood-related topics.

The meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.

Grow your professional network as a mother, strategically plan your return to work and take some much-needed time to reflect on your career goals.

The meetings will be gently structured around topics suggested by the meeting leader and participating women.

Each meeting will have a career-focused topic, a motherhood-focused topic, and free time for getting to know other participants.

Guest speakers may be invited depending on availability.

Snacks (fruit, cheese, nuts, health bars and other) and drinks will be provided.

Space is limited to ten participants.

Topic examples

Career topic: introductions. What do you do? What do you love about your work? What career topics are of interest to you?
Motherhood topic: introductions. Tell us about your baby and how you like to spend time with them. What do your days look like? What motherhood topics are of interest to you?
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Topics will be chosen from the following list:

- Experience in preparing for maternity leave and returning from maternity leave (what would your dream return to work plan look like?)
- How your MBTI type affects your parenting style
- How having a baby is impacting your relationship with your partner
- Sleep, feeding and parenting challenges
- Weaning for work
- Emotional intelligence
- Career and life planning
- Negotiation
- Female leadership
- Birth and care stories
- Parenting advice: the good, the bad, and the ugly
- Helpful or interesting books: Lean In, I Know How She Does It, Work, Pause, Thrive
Emotional development in children
- Social media in family and professional life

Why career-driven moms love Pros&Babes

"This group was a just what I needed to help transition from work to mat leave. It provided a much needed opportunity to meet other career minded moms and talk about professional topics as well as motherhood."

- Michelle, HR Consultant

"Pros&Babes is a safe place to meet and share motherhood and career experiences with other career minded women in the community. It is particularly beneficial to be meeting face-to-face on a regular basis, and I found the intimate setting of the small groups conducive to sharing and relationship building. These forged connections superior to any online platforms or other mom classes I have attended to-date. I found myself and others much more willing to share in this environment, leading to a more enriching experience for all."

- Andrea, Project Development Engineer

"Pros & Babes provides me a space with women of a similar demographic to discuss challenges I have with returning from maternity leave, work-life balance, and how to continue growing in my career while being a parent. I enjoy both the parenting and career discussions with the other moms where I am able to build my "village" by learning from other moms and providing and receiving support and encouragement."

- Naomi, Research Scientist

"Through Pros&Babes, I have a demographic and sounding board for my new experiences and issues related to new motherhood and career, which are intimately connected."

- Angela, Senior Policy Analyst

"I felt like it was not alone as a woman who liked to work. It was good to know that other moms are out there and committed to family and job."

- Mother, business owner


Can you tell me more about how the meetings are structured? Are there privacy considerations?

Guidelines around privacy and discussions can be found here.

Why can't I purchase a ticket to a single meeting?

The program is structured in such a way to foster a deeper connection among participants and stimulate conversation built on trust. Our experience in organizing such events shows that participants benefit more from regular contact than from single events.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no ID or age requirements for this event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available at the lot in front of the building (parking pass will be provided and will need to be displayed on the dashboard) or on the street.

What can I bring into the event?

You can come with your baby. Feel free to bring a book or article related to the topic of the week. There may be limited, but not guaranteed space for strollers outside. Please be mindful of this when attending the meetings.

An elevator is available at the back of the building.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can write to with questions about the event.

What's the refund policy?

Due to the limited number of spots, refunds are only provided until 30 days before the event. You can transfer your ticket to another participant for all the events (not individual events). Refunds will be provided only if the events are cancelled or in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the organizer. In special circumstances, we may transfer your ticket to a later session.

There are no partial refunds if you miss one of the events.

Keywords: things to do with the family, kid-friendly, baby-friendly, mom and baby, babies, professionals, business, women, networking, leadership, career

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83 Sherbrook St #206

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B2


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