Confident Conversations is a weekly podcast show for ambitious women about confidently balancing work and life, hosted by me, Sherry Bevan, Author, Coach & Speaker. A former Global Head of IT Service for a City law firm, I now work as a women’s leadership coach helping ambitious women get clear on what they really want then find the confidence to do it.
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How to get promoted when you are on maternity leave – Episode 016
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 AND successfully negotiated reduced hours.
Lynn worked as a geophysicist in the oil and gas exploration industry for 15 years, 10 of those before having a baby (now 6 years old). 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. Life was tough for a while but Lynn doesn’t regret any of her decisions.
Sadly the company that Lynn worked for didn’t survive when the oil industry went into decline. Today 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