PowerToFly hosted our first-ever virtual Parents’ Panel on October 29th! In this panel, we’re broke down the stigma that comes with being a “working parent” and addressed the guilt that so many of us feel during both situations - at work wishing you were home, and at home thinking about work.
Our panel of experts included:
- Deena Campbell, Senior Lifestyle + Experts Editor at Motherly
- Debi Yadegari, Founder and CEO of MommaWork
- Christine Rushing, Founder and CEO of Milky Mommas
Meet the Panelists:
Deena Campbell is the Experts and Lifestyle Editor at Motherly. Her work has been published in Allure, The New York Times, PopSugar, Essence and a host of others. She currently resides in New Jersey where she lives with her husband and two young children.
Debi Yadegari is the Founder and CEO of MommaWork, a management consulting firm that strategically partners with companies to provide invaluable working parent support. MommaWork offers Corporate Lactation Support Services, New Parent Transition Coaching, Hospital Grade Breast Pump Rentals, Manager Sensitivity Training, and Legal and HR Compliance. Once a Wall Street lawyer, she is now a trusted authority on matters relating to lactation accommodation law and working parenthood. She is a certified lactation counselor, parenting expert, and mother of five. Using statistical analyses, and speaking from a place of true passion, Debi demonstrates how providing the support working parents need can be win-win for the employer and employee.
Christine Rushing is a 33-year-old native of Savannah, Ga. She is a birth doula, childbirth educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, 2019 Facebook Community Leadership Fellow, and founder of Milky Mommas, a 501c3 nonprofit with a private support community with over 102k members. Christine works from home and also homeschools her 3 children: Lucy (8), August (5), and Indie (2).