HeyMama launches its second annual “Motherhood on the Resume”® campaign and event to combat the growing female recession

HeyMama launches its second annual "Motherhood on the Resume"® campaign and event to combat the growing female recession

An unprecedented 1.1 million women have left the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This initiative aims to support mums who want to return to work and to empower working mums to make motherhood more visible in the workplace.

NEW YORK, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Motherhood is a training ground for leadership. The loss of working mothers from the paid labor force makes the US economy less competitive and families less prosperous, leading to worse household outcomes in the long run. That’s why HeyMama, the nation’s largest and fastest growing online community of enterprising and working mothers, is relaunching its Motherhood on the Resume® initiative, which urges mothers to add “mother” to their resumes to highlight the value that mothers bring to organizations and the workforce.

“Last year, over 1,000 women added ‘motherhood’ to their CVs, and although awareness has been raised, we still see and hear from mothers in our community talking about increased stress and a emotional distress,” said Erika Feldhus, CEO of HeyMama. “Of women who stopped working during the pandemic, 82% could not afford not to work. Now is the time to end the cultural biases against mothers that impact their careers and recognize the strengths that mothers bring to their working lives as a result of parenting.”

On May 17, 2022, HeyMama will launch its Motherhood on the Resume® campaign with a virtual event to raise awareness of the historical and current disparities working mothers face and to change the way working mothers are viewed in the workplace. During the event, attendees will be able to attend interactive workshops and panels designed to inspire and support working mothers and mothers looking to return to work. Workshops and panel topics include:

  • Skills of the working mother: Motherhood makes women better employees and team members. This workshop will explain how and why this is true and how moms can gain visibility in the workplace.
  • The new working mom: This panel will detail the importance of normalizing children on Zoom calls, working reasonable hours, and raising awareness of both roles: parent and professional.
  • Back and better than ever: Coming back to work as a mother adds value to her team and her family. This workshop aims to give mothers confidence in their ability to return to work.
  • Mom on the calendar: In addition to putting “mother” on their resume, this workshop encourages working mothers to put motherhood on their calendars too, making the time mothers spend with their children (e.g. pumping, doctor’s appointments, dance recitals, etc.) visible and valuable in the workplace.

Guest speakers and panelists include Stephanie LeBlanc-GodfreyGlobal Head of Women of Color Inclusion at Google; Lauren Smith Brodyfounder of the Fifth Quarter; Noelle JohnsonDEI Global Strategist and Trainer at PowerToFly; Limor Bergman, director of product business development at PowerToFly; dr. Pooja LakshminMD, Founder and CEO of Gemma; Julie Solomonbrand expert and coach, author and host of “the Influencer” podcast; Alexandra Soubis, senior manager of public relations and communications at Elvie; and Sarah LacyFounder and CEO of ChairmanMe.

“The income penalty for mothers who take time off work is 15% per child under age 5, and for black and indigenous women it is almost 20%,” said Amri Kibbler, co-founder and community manager at HeyMama. “The unprecedented departure of women from the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic could set women back financially for decades. The Motherhood on the Resume® campaign has never been more needed. It is imperative that women Employers and colleagues recognize the skills we bring to the table because we are mothers, not in spite of it.”

Reaching over 350,000 mothers in all 50 states, HeyMama is redefining the way workplace motherhood is valued. For more information on HeyMama’s Maternity on Resume® campaign and to register for the event, visit Motherhood on the CV 2022.

This year’s sponsors of HeyMama’s Motherhood on the Resume® include Elvie, Evereve, PowerToFly and Mullen Lowe.

About Hey Mama: HeyMama is a membership-based professional networking group for moms that connects moms growing their careers and families. The juggling is real, and we’re here to provide you with a community of women and experiences to propel you forward. follow us on instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Erica Samadani
Mullen Lowe PR
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