Babies + Business Mini Guide to navigating the corporate jungle (with kids)

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Babies + Business Mini Guide to navigating the corporate jungle with kids: Bringing children into business settings

 

Don’t go it alone because you feel like every business space has been designed to be a kid-free oasis.

 

You’re not the only one who wants to do what you do, alongside the ones you love.

 

You got this.

 

Now go explore more!

 

Let us know how your experience goes and if you have feedback on the guide you’d like to share, please get in touch with us via our online contact form or Instagram @amymaureenlynch.

 

Meet Amy:
Founder of Babies, Business + Breakfast™

Meet Amy Maureen Lynch: Bringing children into business settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After spending the better part of a decade as a freelance and remote worker in Australia, Ireland, and England, I returned to Canada with a newfound motivation to address the isolation I sometimes faced as a working expat and new parent.

Determined to maintain a sense of self while looking after my first son (2016) and preparing to give birth to my second son (2018), I often sought out networking and professional development opportunities but was surprised by a lack of inclusive spaces with baby change facilities and parent-friendly event times.

Some of the things I have brought my sons to, which are usually seen as traditionally adult-only events include:

💸 Pitching to investors, accelerator programs, advisors and potential business partners for feedback (while wearing a baby in a carrier/ breastfeeding/rocking them in my arms or feeding my toddler snacks/giving them toys to play with and using my diaper bag as a laptop bag to share my pitch deck in between diaper changes).

📈 Presenting to crowds, workshop participants, special guests and complete strangers (while doing all of the above with a newborn baby and/or toddler).

💼 Interviewing for a corporate mat leave contract alongside my at the time, 15-month-old son (which I’m proud to say I was offered, happily accepted and recently completed, while growing my second baby).

📅 Attending business workshops about cash flow, income tax, business models and legal structures (where I alternated wheeling my kiddos into the venue in a stroller, carried in a car seat or wore them in a baby carrier and proceeded to feed them breakfast, breastfeed and keep them occupied with toys during early morning sessions starting between 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.).

And the list goes on.

Since 2018, I’ve been working on resources to help other parents invest in themselves alongside their children, because I believe everyone deserves to design and create a life that works for them and their family, all the while becoming an (accidental) activist and regular speaker about inclusion and flexible work.

My ‘parentpreneur’ activism resulted in the first-ever baby change table being installed in a non-gender washroom in Ottawa’s entrepreneurship and innovation hub, which brings services and support under one roof.

As the Founder of Babies, Business + Breakfast, I host parent-friendly professional development events, produce digital resources and advise organizations on designing more inclusive programming and spaces, as I continue to work toward a future in which parenthood and professional development don’t have to be mutually exclusive.Babies Business + Breakfast Parent-Friendly Professional Development Events Bringing children into business settings