MothersTalk: why are careers and motherhood compatible?

Natalie, co-founder of MotherStories went through a career change in 2019. We'll be taking her experience to illustrate the theme of our next MothersTalk on how to balance career & motherhood.

Natalie & her 2 Kids Adam & Chloe

Natalie is an ambitious woman who has always loved to work and spent 8 years working in merchandising for a multinational company. After the birth of her first child, she immediately wanted to get back into the swing of things and prove to herself (and ultimately to others) that being a 100% working mum was possible! So be it, but after a second pregnancy and a miscarriage, things began to change for her. After the arrival of the second (third) pregnancy, it took some time, but she finally accepted that her priorities were no longer the same. Her job no longer fitted in with her new life and the balance she wanted for her children and her well-being.

In this phase of reflection, Natalie would have liked to find comfort or learn from the experience of other moms. That's the main reason why we chose this topic for one of our Mothers Talks, entitled: Career and motherhood, are they compatible?

For this meeting, we usually invite 3 profiles of moms: a stay-at-home mom, a 100% working mom and a mumpreneur (mom who has started her own business) and we try to answer questions linked to guilt, ambition and society's view.

Professional and life projects are constantly evolving. Women no longer want to have to choose. Many of them are taking the plunge into entrepreneurship, often combining several activities (#slasheuse), enabling them to have a flexible schedule, adapted to the needs of their family. In the end, they often work much more than when they were in business, but they are free.

For MotherStories, it's perfectly possible to be a mother and have a career at the same time. The most important thing is to take responsibility for your choice and feel aligned with the reasons behind it. It's important to surround yourself well, to talk about your fears and doubts with those closest to you, but above all with the person who shares your life. He or she must be present enough to help you realize your dreams and support you whatever happens.


Join us to continue the conversation on career and motherhood on Tuesday 29.09 at 8pm live on Zoom with our guest Alisée de Tonnac, CEO of Seedstars, a global organization and mother of 2. A successful and inspiring woman.

This talk will be limited to 10 people to keep the format intimate and conducive to exchange. Alisée will share with us her experience and her way of dealing with everyday life.

The advantage of live? No need to find a babysitter! Join us after you've put your kids to bed.

We look forward to seeing you (again).