The MomShift is the first book to exclusively research
and showcase the stories of a diverse range of relatable women who
share the multitude of ways in which they achieved greater career
success after starting their families.
Women are regularly told that having children will hurt their
careers--until now. In The MomShift, Reva Seth talked to
over 500 mothers from a broad range of professional and personal
backgrounds who have defied cultural expectations and achieved
greater professional success after starting their families.
For these women and others like them, having children actually
enhanced their work life: by helping them prioritize and set bigger
goals, inspiring them to work harder and smarter or even spurring
them to start their own businesses. As Rebecca Woolf--of
Girl''s Gone Child blog fame--puts it, "Motivation, thy
name is parenthood."
But as Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook has pointed out, when
an already busy women starts thinking about having a child, she
frequently steps back from her career goals, unable to picture how
her already busy life will accommodate children. Enter The
MomShift, which covers areas such as how much we really need
to "lean in," whether there''s a "best time" to have a baby, the
benefits of re-framing maternity leave, ambition, financial
concerns, the changing nature of careers, and whether work/life
balance really exists for working mothers. Each chapter has
discussion questions to keep the conversation going and the ideas
percolating. The result is a reassuring, supportive and
inspirational resource that emphasizes there is no one right way to
balance careers and family, and that illustrates the many choices
women have today. The MomShift is an invaluable career companion
brimming with motivation, tips and ideas to help each woman to
create her own version of career success during the often hectic
but highly productive "mom" years.