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Mums Enterprise Roadshow Manchester – An Interview with Founder Lindsey Fish

With so many women facing discrimination during maternity leave and even when at the potential age of thinking about starting a family, the flexible working movement has quite rightly, become a real focus of many women who want to start families and still work. The movement is starting to be recognised by the government and employers too, but there’s still a lot of work to be done before the appropriate opportunities and rewards are available for working mothers.

Having been made redundant on my first maternity leave, and starting my own business in order to achieve the flexible working and work-family-life balance I wanted and needed, I feel really passionately about this subject matter and supporting other women who feel backed in a corner of sub-standard work opportunities, treatment, pay and conditions. So when events like the Mums Enterprise Roadshow Manchester come on my radar, my ears prick-up with delight and I snap up a ticket to attend!Continue reading

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Maternity Leave – having the balls to do your own thing

This is something very relevant to me at the moment and to a lot of other women I’ve met over this last 10 months.

When I went off on maternity leave for the first time, I was so utterly excited to be embarking on the next chapter of my life and to meet out baby and become a mum. That’s all I wanted to focus on, think about and work towards. It’s such a privilege to be a mother that I didn’t want to miss a single second of it. So I vowed that work would take a backseat temporarily and I’d concentrate on myself and my family.

That’s exactly what I did.Continue reading

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