Go Ask Your Mothers: One Simple Step for Managers to Support Working Moms for Team Success

Go Ask Your Mothers: One Simple Step for Managers to Support Working Moms for Team Success

by Sarah Wells
Go Ask Your Mothers: One Simple Step for Managers to Support Working Moms for Team Success

Go Ask Your Mothers: One Simple Step for Managers to Support Working Moms for Team Success

by Sarah Wells

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Overview

In a post-pandemic job market, creating a truly mom-supportive workplace is the ultimate competitive advantage.

Sarah Wells, CEO of Sarah Wells Breast Pump Bags, a multimillion-dollar company empowering working moms, gives managers an inside look at what mothers really want from their leaders.


There’s a pervasive problem across workplaces big and small: Managers aren’t asking new mothers what support they need to transition back to work successfully. At the same time, working moms are afraid to ask for help—resulting in poor employment outcomes for both parties.

The solution? Intentional and open conversation, which has to start at the managerial level.

Go Ask Your Mothers is a guidebook for leaders at every level and in every sector, offering them:
  • An outlining of the struggles new working moms face
  • Context for why communication problems can arise between managers and moms
  • A roadmap for initiating successful conversations with new mothers
  • Proven strategies for facilitating successful transitions back to work for new moms

Investing in working mothers is more than just a powerful retention strategy; it’s an investment in your entire organization’s success. Now more than ever, we cannot afford to lose these highly valuable employees—and, equipped with the right tools, we won’t have to.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637745571
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 08/13/2024
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 250,850
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sarah Wells is a mom to two young girls and the CEO of a multi-million-dollar company that empowers working moms. As a leader in the mom and baby products industry, she has a direct line to tens of thousands of women as they return to work after having a baby, which provides her with unique insight into their struggles and successes as working moms. Sarah is a frequently called upon expert to present at workshops and to speak on podcasts for employers and teams about supporting working moms’ transitions back to work. Sarah holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Women’s Studies from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Women’s Studies from American University.

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“I wholeheartedly endorse this groundbreaking book. Offering invaluable insights and actionable strategies, it serves as an indispensable guide for managers and HR professionals to create a mom-supportive workplace. With a focus on effective communication and advancing support for women in the business realm, this resource is a game changer for fostering inclusivity and elevating the role of mothers in the professional landscape.” 
—Eriko Talley, retired Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Coca-Cola; former Head of HR, APAC, Facebook; and former Head of HR, Amazon Japan
 
“Sarah Wells explores the essentials of fostering a thriving workplace by embracing the fundamental elements of human connection and community. Her refreshing perspective as a leader and mom herself provides valuable insights into supporting parents, offering a compelling narrative that vividly captures the experiences of mothers in the workforce. This book is an indispensable guide for creating environments where both employees and managers flourish together.”
—Anthony Silard, Author, Love and Suffering; Associate Professor and Director, The Center for Sustainable Leadership, Luiss Business School, Rome; and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership, Monterrey Institute of Technology
 
“I've grappled with balancing financial objectives, spearheading strategic plans, and cultivating a workplace that thrives on efficiency and inclusivity. Sarah Wells's book provides practical insights for leaders seeking to maintain this equilibrium, particularly by addressing the distinct hurdles that working mothers encounter. It underscores the critical importance of supporting mothers in the workforce, emphasizing how their success is integral to the broader organizational success of the company.”
—Lori Brown-Simmons, Executive Director of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP, and former Senior Executive at multiple Am Law 100 Firms
 
“In Go Ask Your Mothers, Sarah Wells unveils a guide that resonates deeply with leaders like myself, who are navigating the complexities of team management. This book is a valuable resource for cultivating strong and powerful teams, aligning seamlessly with the principles I hold dear in my own leadership journey.”
—Tamara O'Neil, Vice President and Chief Development Officer at a Leading Nonprofit

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