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"As a senior lawyer in a high profile firm, becoming pregnant was somewhat of a novelty to my colleagues. The reassurance that my sessions with my coach gave me has been absolutely invaluable. I was ready to resign and give up on the many years of studying and training but, using her strategies, I am now better equipped to deal with the pressures of combining parenthood with my career as a lawyer. She both soothed and smoothed my return to work and I now look forward with greater confidence to the path ahead."

Senior solicitor, Nabarro LLP

Maternity News archive

Nutrition and Well-being - returning to Work after Maternity Leave
Executive Coach Melany Green, highlights some practical actions you can do to dramatically improve your health and wellness after pregnancy


Good Night Nutrients
Can nutrition help your child to get a good night sleep? Nutritionist Christine Bailey offers some advice on what to be aware of and tips in addressing the cause of sleep issues.


Bumps and the Boardroom
Pre and post natal holistic therapist Lisa Barnwell shares the positive effects that pregnancy can have on the brain.


Ashurst’s inspiring ‘Women in Business’ event marks International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day was held in March and to coincide with it, international law firm Ashurst created a three-day programme of events called ‘Women in Business’. This included a lively and entertaining panel session that covered a wide range of topics.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the ECC discover the power of Returning Talent
This transformative programme provides inspiration and guidance to women on resuming their career after taking time out to raise a family. The programme in March generated some fantastic feedback from participants praising the openness and inspiration of the programme leaders and their confidence-boosting advice. We are thrilled to be now taking Returning Talent State-side.


Avoiding wardrobe panic - how to keep it simple now you’re a working mum
Fashion and brand consultant, Rachel Butterworth, provides new mums with invaluable and practical advice on how best to organise their wardrobes in preparation for a simpler, more stylish and hassle-free return to the office.


Spotlight on Australia and South Africa
We add even more of an international dimension to our newsletter, by welcoming insight into issues facing our affiliate partner organisations in Australia and South Africa. Lisa Lurie and Melany Green share here a snapshot of their experiences and expertise. What can we learn and how are others countries addressing the need to develop more women leaders?


The Balancing Act of Pregnancy, Motherhood and Work
Women’s Health Physiotherapist Sarah Lorentzen explores the wellbeing aspects of balancing pregnancy, motherhood and work. From the moment you discover you are pregnant, so begins the journey of balancing motherhood with a career.


16 Ways to Be a Good Mother
Know what your MBTI preference is? Have you ever considered how this impacts your approach to parenting? The author of ‘Mothering Styles’ explains how our MBTI profile affects our approach to parenting, our strengths and how we deal with being a parent.


Have the Lost Talent Returned?
We review our new Returning Talent programme which was designed for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and hear how many of the talented women on career breaks have now found new roles and renewed confidence.