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hi! I'm allison.

It was a few years ago when I was sitting reading yet another article about working mothers and how WE needed to change. How WE could work to fit neatly into the box that is work and I had enough.

Moms At Work was born. What started as a group of 50 women has grown to an active Facebook group with over 5000 Canadian women. We support each other, cheer each other on, hang out at events, share job postings and advocate for the change that we want to see in the world.

But wait! Who am I? Right…..

I am the founder of both Moms at Work and a Career Coach at Careerlove, mama to 3 little boys and secret weapon for moms looking to create careers they love.

I have spent over a decade in Human Resources, coaching and consulting and in a super niche specialty as a return to work expert. I have interviewed over 2000 applicants for jobs, helped over 800 people return to work after maternity leave, injury and illness and coached individuals into more senior roles, new careers and new businesses. I have worked with companies ranging from 5 – 10,000 employees in industries ranging from consumer packaged goods, marketing, banking, tech, startups, engineering, non-profit, health care and government.

I may be the world’s friendliest person. If I have met you at the grocery store, in line at Starbucks or at my kid’s school, we are probably friends now.

moms at work is more than a community.
it is more than a mom group.
we are change makers.
we are your workforce.
we are managers, leaders, business owners
and we are stronger together.

Being a part of Moms At Work is your chance to be the difference for another working mom.

Whether it is through an offer of help.

A connection for a job.

Sharing your experiences.

Being a guest expert for a Moms At Work talk.

Helping advocate for our causes.

We are excited to have you – we can’t wait to help you grow, connect and be heard.

moms at work core values

Radical Transparency

Transparency for pay ranges.

Transparency in our everyday interactions.

Transparency builds trust and value and we should demand this from our employers, community and each other.

Advocacy

Working with our partners we help support research, education and advocacy.

Moms at Work will continue to advocate through campaigns and action for things like maternity discrimination, pay transparency and more – you can read our manifesto here.

Education

We provide a platform for our members and other experts to provide knowledge and experience that will help our members grow and succeed. From employment lawyers to authors and advocates – we want women to understand the issues that impact them in the world of work

Community
(Spread kindness like confetti)

Most important of our core values is community. From our online group to the Insiders membership group to our partnerships with think tanks and advocacy organizations. Moms at Work strives to create community wherever we grow.

how to be a part of the moms at work experience

There are so many ways to be a part of our community and to learn, grow and connect.

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MAW has fired me up and made me question all that I thought I knew about being a working mother. It has also made me realize that the struggles I encountered ring true for so many other moms. Change can come about and asking the right questions and listening to your gut is critical when it comes to navigating the work environment.
- Jennifer K

how can we help you?

moms at work insiders

This is an exclusive membership group for those looking to grow your career, find your next job and be a part of a supportive, kind and fierce community of other working women.

business directory

Are you looking to support an amazing business, need a recommendation for lawyer, coach, psychologist or a great work event. Check out our moms at work directory.

courses

Need help brushing up your resume? Going back to work from maternity leave? Want to nail that interview?

We have a course for that!!