Here's the Plan.: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood by Allyson Downey

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Here's the Plan.: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood Read Online Free - For many women in their 20's and 30's, the greatest professional hurdle they'll need to overcome has little to do with their work life. The most focused, confident, and ambitious women can find themselves derailed by a tiny little thing: a new baby. While more workplaces are espousing family-friendly cultures, women are still subject to a "parenting penalty" and high-profile conflicts between parenting and the workplace are all over the news: from the controversy over companies covering the costs of egg-freezing to the debate over parental leave and childcare inspired by Marissa Mayer's policies at Yahoo.

Here's the Plan offers an inventive and inspiring roadmap for working mothers steering their careers through the parenting years. Author Allyson Downey—founder of weeSpring, the “Yelp for baby products,” and mother of two young children—advises readers on all practical aspects of ladder-climbing while parenting, such as negotiating leave, flex time, and promotions. In the style of #GIRLBOSS or Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, Here's the Plan is the definitive guide for ambitious mothers, written by one working mother to another.

Title : Here's the Plan.: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood
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ISBN : 1580056180
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Megan rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2016

I work for a small startup in the Silicon Valley, and as the only woman of childbearing age in the company, it falls on me to set the standard for our company's maternity leave policy. The pressure felt so enormous that I had been putting off thinking about the whole thing for months, but with on...

Maura rated it ★★★★☆

August 19, 2016

This was a quick read that was valuable perspective after having a kid, but might have been more helpful for me to read before having a kid. Downey gives ideas such as what to ask HR about family leave, how to network with other working mothers, and many examples of what women have done before an...

Louba rated it ★★★★★

March 15, 2016

I was introduced to Allyson Downey's "Here's The Plan" when I was creating a support program at my job for new mothers. I knew immediately the book would be a great fit for our program. "Here's The Plan" offers straightforward, digestible, and practical advice for Career Moms. What I appreciated...

Emily rated it ★★★★☆

March 19, 2016

Useful, practical, and often enlightening information primarily for the full-time go-getter type, but there is something for every employed mother or future employed mother.

Meredith rated it ★★★★★

April 26, 2016

I can't say how happy I am to cheer on this book! Was given a free ARC and am loving its mission. This MATTERS to us working moms--needed support! Thanks, Allyson Downey!

Adrienne rated it ★★★★★

August 25, 2017

I was feeling discouraged that so many resources for mothers-to-be are oriented towards women who are not focused on their careers. This was EXACTLY what I was looking for when determining how to talk to HR about time off, plan for leave, etc. It's written by a badass woman who knows what she's t...

Elle rated it ★★★☆☆

January 26, 2018

Read at the end of my pregnancy. A bit depressing on how few protections really exist for pregnant and new moms. Overall, I thought most of the advice was fairly obvious, but appreciated a few things (eg have 6 back up babysitters). We’ll see if I find it more helpful when I return to work post b...

Jenny rated it ★★★☆☆

October 25, 2016

This book takes it as a given that you're a driven career woman that wants to work after having children. In response to this assumption, Downey gives a detailed plan for what to do both before and after your pregnancy to juggle your career and your baby. The advice seems very practical and at ti...

nicole rated it ★★★★☆

May 07, 2016

A must read for women trying to start a family. I wish I had read it before my first maternity leave, but am glad I had it to prepare for my second. The content is geared toward certain professions, as books for career-minded women tend to be (think agencies, corporations not public service, educ...

Elise rated it ★★★★☆

May 25, 2016

Enjoyed more than any other baby or parenting books because the author more closely had my own views on parenting and breastfeeding. I did feel like most of her career minded women where much further along in their careers than I was, so I felt a bit silly reading about executive assistants or hi...

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