From launching the UK’s first Ethical Careers Service to building my own ethical marketing consultancy business and becoming a jeweller by accident – here’s my story.
I created The Maternity Pledge because of my own experience with the transition to motherhood. I struggled in different ways when I had both of my children and it was only after therapy, lots of conversations with other mothers and my own research that I found the term matrescence, which is the driving force behind The Maternity Pledge.
As a traditionally risk averse person I would never have imagined the life I have now. Starting your own business or taking any risk on yourself is scary. But is it not much scarier to continue an unfulfilling and joyless life? Continuing the risk of not being happy and working for an organisation that did not align with my values was much scarier, it wasn’t really a risk at all.
After finishing my degree in product design, I received the job position which I expected to get (a CAD designer) however I felt utterly unfulfilled in the role. At first, I thought perhaps changing companies would help. So I bounced around different companies for a while and felt the same way.