We really hope you enjoy listening to the career story of Emma Mclean on The Female Career podcast.
Emma is Founder of Works for Everyone, a coaching and consultancy business. It's focused on helping working parents to thrive at home and in work, especially during the transition back to work after having baby. Prior to this, Emma spent 25 years in corporate marketing, both in New Zealand and the UK with firms such as Accenture, New Zealand Post, and IAG. Emma started the business, Works for Everyone in 2019 because she knew from firsthand experience how important it was for parents to be in work that works for everyone, for themselves, for their family, and for their employer. Her clients include individuals as well as corporates like BNZ and Chorus, where she runs their returner programs to help smooth the transition back to work for employees returning from parental leave.
"Navigating my own career as a mum has been about building up my personal brand so that I can negotiate the types of roles, the types of hours I want to do, and that are also going to work for my family."