7: Startup Pregnant: Business, Entrepreneurship & Parenthood with Sarah Peck

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Sarah Peck is a jack of all trades. She is the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, a writer, startup advisor, and yoga teacher.

In Episode 7 of the It’s Time To Be You Podcast, Sarah details the experience of being pregnant and working at a startup and deconstructs the idea that there are certain ways work has to be done and ways families have to look like. Moreover, Sarah shares what she believes is missing from the current work paradigm.

Sarah describes how she finds a balance between business, parenthood, and entrepreneurship, and reveals how she left the corporate world to start her own business… twice! How does she do it all? She believes in herself and makes sure she always has a plan in place.

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Questions asked in this episode:

1. Brief background on how you started StartupPregnant and what you were doing before that. 2. How were you able to leave your job and start the business, did you have a plan or financial backing? 3. Do you see a trend happening right now with moms and entrepreneurship? 4. How do you balance work and mom life? 5. Regarding being a startup advisor what aspect do you see most woman needing help on? 6. If a mom CEO asked you what is one thing she can start doing daily to help with self-management and time what would that be?

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Bio:

SARAH K PECK is a writer, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, a media company documenting the stories of women’s leadership across work and family. She hosts the weekly Startup Pregnant podcast, and she and her partner in life and work are the instigators behind More Women’s Voices, a website that promotes women speakers and entrepreneurs. Previously, she worked at Y Combinator backed One Month, Inc, a company that teaches people to code in 30 days, and prior, as a writing and communications consultant.

She’s a 20-time All-American swimmer who successfully swam the Escape from Alcatraz nine separate times, once wearing only a swim cap and goggles to raise $33k for charity: water. To date, she’s written for more than 75 different web publications and and has delivered speeches and workshops at Penn, UVA, Berkeley, Harvard, Year of the X, Craft & Commerce, WDS, and more. One recent viral essay, The Art of Asking, has been used across tech companies and product teams to train teams in clear communications. She’s currently writing a memoir of her experience working in the tech startup world while she was pregnant with her first kid.

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Resources:

www.startuppregnant.com

https://www.instagram.com/startuppregnant/

https://www.facebook.com/sarahkpeckwriter/

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