In this Fireside Chat with Hivery Founder Grace Kraaijvanger, Stacey Delo will give us some insight on her new book Your Turn: Careers, Kids, and Comebacks, co-authored with Jennifer Gefsky.
More than 15 million women working with children under the age of 18 in the United States find themselves smack in the Messy Middle, when career, caregiving, and parenthood collide — and confusion, opportunities, and decisions shift into high gear. It’s a universal challenge, a midlife career crisis even for today’s modern working women.
Your Turn was born out of passion for helping women navigate this challenge through Après, the career site founded in 2016 for women returning to or pivoting in the workforce. They’ve spoken with hundreds of companies to find out what’s important to them and have a unique insight into what women can do to make their own career transitions easier and more beneficial for everyone!
Praise for the book Your Turn: Careers, Kids, and Comebacks
"We can't truly thrive in a workplace that doesn't allow us to bring our whole selves to work. And too many women still feel that they have to choose between their career goals and their personal goals, often just as they are hitting their stride at work. Your Turn is the realistic yet positive guide today's women need to help them navigate a career path that allows them to succeed in all parts of their lives." -- Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, thrive global
“This is the book that wasn’t out there when I crashed out of the workforce after my first child was born, and the one I craved as I made my way back in. Non-judgmental, optimistic but realistic, Your Turn is the roadmap to finding your own way as a working woman with kids.” -- KJ Dell'Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent
"Jen and Stacey don't pretend to have all the answers -- because only you can decide what's best for you and your family -- but they do have all the right questions to ask yourself as you navigate your personal and professional journey as a working mother, along with invaluable insight from hundreds of women and companies about what’s worked for them." -- Tiffany Dufu, Founder & CEO of The Cru, and author of Drop the Ball
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ABOUT STACEY DELO
Stacey Delo is CEO of Après with a passion for making work work for women. Stacey spent eight years as a journalist with The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, where she was a multimedia reporter, producer and the host of Digits, a live, video program about technology. Stacey went part time during her tenure at WSJ and developed an interest in helping other women and employers discover flexible work options. She left journalism to found Maybrooks, a career resource for moms, which was acquired by Après in 2017. At Après, she focuses on corporate partner development. Stacey graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, holds a masters from American University, and is known for her work on The Ford Heights Fourcase to overturn the wrongful conviction of four innocent men in prison and on Death Row in 1996. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in addition to having interviewed many Fortune 500 and startup CEOs in her work as a journalist. She is the co-author of the upcoming book, Your Turn: Careers, Kids and Comebacks--A Working Mother's Guide (Harper Business, October 2019) and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.