Join us for a 5-day virtual event supporting mom and helping her navigate heading back to work. We are asking all the what if’s, getting real and most importantly, filling up our baby registries with the must-haves for a working mom in 2020. Join us on Gugu Guru’s Instagram starting Sept. 14 to kick-off this spectacular event with Meredith Bodgas, Editor-in-Chief of Working Mother and celeb mama Whitney Port.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, without whom this event could not be possible!
See our all-star list of speakers and sponsors here:
12PM ET / 9AM PT: Introductory Keynote
Centering Mom: A Conversation with Whitney Port about Finding her Calm as a Working Mother.
Meredith Bodgas, EIC Working Mother Mag, will give our audience a glimpse into what working mom life has been like during quarantine for entrepreneur, podcaster & influencer Whitney Port and ask her to share her best tips on finding time for self-care amidst the chaos.
Meredith Bodgas, Editor in Chief, Working Mother
3PM ET / 12PM PT: Can Moms Really Do It All? The new work-life paradigm for the multi-tasking mom.
Brought to us by Love to Dream, Dékor Diaper Pails, Lascal, Nomi and QDOS
Moms have always had to be multi-taskers but now in the age of COVID-19, many people are wondering how sustainable it really is to work while mom’ing. Especially since working mothers are likely to be the most impacted by COVID in terms of unemployment. How can we survive (and thrive!) during COVID? An expert breaks down our current situation and offers tangible solutions for working mothers.
Hello Happy Parent
Shenae Grimes Beech
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
12PM ET / 9AM PT: Navigating Childcare During COVID: What you need to know and how to do it safely.
Brought to us by Serenity Kids
Whether you’re weighing daycare, preschool, a babysitter or just some help from friends and family, one thing is for sure for working moms this fall: we need some help. We’ll bring in an expert to talk about the physical and emotional concerns around childcare for baby (and mama) and help you create a childcare plan for every budget that works for you and your family.
Amber Michels of The Peace of Mind Project
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
National Working Parents Day
12PM ET /9AM ET Keynote Address by the #1 Voice of Working Mothers: Christine Michel Carter
“When Keeping It Real Goes Right: Empowering Black Moms in the Workplace.”
Studies show that black working moms are being disproportionately affected by Covid…right at a time when companies are making public promises to diversify their workforce with more black voices. Author, influencer and working mom advocate Christie Michel Carter will share wisdom and advice for working moms so we can change the paradigm for all of us.
Christine Michel Carter
3PM ET / 12PM PT: Dishin’ with Jean Choi of What Great Grandma Ate: An interactive food demo + discussion about finding a routine and sticking with it!
Brought to us by Beaba
From mealtime to bathtime to bedtime, there’s nothing more important for a working mom than finding (and sticking to!) a routine. Join Jean Choi, an influencer chef mom, as she shares her own working mom routines while cooking up an easy healthy dinner for mama and baby that you can do at home! We’ll ask our audience to chime in with their best tips on building a routine that works for working moms and reward one of our commenters with their own routine-supporting products from Beaba.
Jean Choi of What Great Grandma Ate
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Put on your PJs, grab a glass of wine (or tea!) and join us for a discussion with a sleep expert to talk out some of our biggest sleep woes and find out how to create healthy sleep habits for baby AND mama. We’ll cover the why, the how and the gear you need, and end with a pop quiz for our audience that will be filled with sleep-supportive prizes!
Brandi Jordan of The Cradle Company
Friday, September 18, 2020
12PM ET / 9AM PT: The New Reality of Pumping “at Work”
Brought to us by Kindred Bravely
You may not need to find a lactation room but that doesn’t mean being a breastfeeding WFH mom is easy. From pumping while zooming to keeping your supply up amidst covid stress to sharing the feeding load with your partner, this tip-filled IG Live session will offer emotional and tactical support from a breastfeeding expert. Bring your most pressing questions!
Gina Ciagne, Lactation Consultant, Momseze
Blessing Adesiyan Founder & CEO of Mother Honestly
3PM ET / 12PM PT: 2020 Working Mom Registry Overview + Ultimate Registry Giveaway
To wrap up Working Mother 2.0, Gugu Guru founder and CEO Monica will talk through some of the best registry picks for 2020, demo products and take questions. This session will be an opportunity to bring the whole event together and provide practical advice and registry recommendations for the eager working mom.
Speaker: Monica Banks, Founder & CEO of Gugu Guru
4:15PM ET / 1:15PM PT: Working Mama Closing Meditation with Terra LaRock of Mindful Mamas Club
To close the week up properly and mindfully, Terra LaRock of Mindful Mamas Club will lead all of us working mamas in a short meditation session.