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Confident Conversations

Confident Conversations is a weekly podcast show for ambitious women about confidently balancing work and life without burning out.

Hosted by Sherry Bevan, Author, Coach & Speaker, Sherry is a former Global Head of IT Service for a City law firm and over two decades of leadership experience. She now helps ambitious women get clear what they really want then find the confidence to do it.

Sherry runs The Confident Mother, an independent coaching practice, specialising in working with women in technology and women in professional services, on a one-to-one basis or in a group, individually or through your in-house career and leadership development programmes. She is also the founder and host of City Conversations

Apr 13, 2017

How to get promoted when you are on maternity leave

Many women spend their maternity leave worrying about the impact on their career when they go back to work. In this episode, I talk to Lynn Christison who was promoted while on maternity leave.

Lynn worked as a geophysicist in the oil and gas exploration industry for 15 years. When she went on maternity leave, she was a team leader. While she was on maternity leave, she was asked to come back to a promotion, as the manager of 2 data processing teams. Not only that, Lynn successfully negotiated reduced hours.

Sadly the company that Lynn worked for didn't survive when the oil industry went into decline and Lynn is no longer in that industry. She now manages a Customer care team in a utility metering company.

GUEST: Lynn Christison
HOSTED BY: Sherry Bevan 

Mentioned on the show

Connect with Lynn on LinkedIn <<HERE>>
Worksheet on how to request flexible working <<HERE>>
How to make effective use of your Keeping In Touch days <<HERE>>
On Facebook: The Confident Mother group
Sign up <<HERE >> to join my LinkedIn Challenge which starts in May.

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