I understand that for today's generation of women, who have often spent years building successful careers,
becoming a mother and then sustaining that career can be full of challenges. Maternity Matters works with women who want to learn how to
make their whole experience of maternity leave and the return to work, a positive one. Through reasonably priced group classes and individual coaching,
we aim to give women the strength, skills and confidence to empower themselves and ensure motherhood actually makes them even more successful in their careers.
We celebrate the skills women acquire when they have a child and help them transfer some of those skills back into the workplace. We run independent, small and intimate
'Maternity Returner' classes with the option of follow up coaching from London based venues. We also work with organisations, running classes,
workshops and offering coaching, for their employees and managers. With the approaching changes in UK law, there will also be an optional section
in our classes, covering Paternity Leave and the challenges parents and organisations may now face. Where relevant, we can also offer 'Paternity'
coaching and support for working fathers who decide to take the leave now available to them and care for their child, whilst the mother returns to work.
If you are interested as an individual or as an organisation, please view our Services and Fees section, where you will find more details, including sample class content. Alternatively get in contact directly-
Let us help make the lives of working mothers easier!
I have worked in HR for 14 years, in large financial institutions across the globe including HSBC, ANZ and Commerzbank. I have a CIPD qualification(specialising in UK employment law, coaching and training) and have supported and coached many women through the 'maternity leave' process over the years. I am due to complete my Executive Coaching qualification during 2015. Returning to work after having a baby is tough and I have come to realise that women need help empowering themselves and making the experience better, rather than relying on the organisation they work for to do this. I have a little boy and also know how difficult balancing a career and motherhood can be. This is why as part of our class content, we do a section giving tips on how to get that elusive balance and also cover the challenge of maintaining a good relationship with your partner when you are both working.
At Maternity Matters we work with organisations to increase the retention rate and engagement of valued employees who are going through the maternity experience. By working on a comprehensive, yet cost effective basis with your organisation we can help make the time leading up to maternity leave more productive for your employees and ensure your line managers properly support your expectant mothers, during this often stressful period of their careers. By offering classes and individual coaching classes as required, Maternity Matters can effectively support organisations in close collaboration with existing HR resources.
1: Regularly scheduled Maternity Matters seminars/classes covering for women at all levels within your organisation
2: One on one skype call/ follow up with participants (Manager or Employee) where requested
3: Manager training [seminar/ classes or one on one] on best practices before, during and post maternity leave.
With a clear grasp of how the Human Resources Department operates within broader organisations, Maternity Matters is well placed to work closely with your organisations’s HR team to ensure your Maternity Processes achieve both a cultural as well as financial benefit, that is measurable and cost effective.