Maternity Leave Part I: 7 Expert Tips to Prepare for Success Before Your Leave

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Presenter: Liana Pistell C’06 Webinar Description: Whether you’re excited, scared, or in denial about your upcoming maternity or paternity leave, preparation and clear communication are the keys to a smooth departure and return to work. Learn from Liana Pistell, an expert in navigating maternity and paternity leave, as she shares her time-tested strategies from coaching dozens of high achieving professionals through parental leave in Silicon Valley and beyond. Key Takeaways: How to maximize benefits so they work for you How to set yourself up for performance reviews and promotions (it’s possible!) How to plan for the unexpected Make sure your team and manager are supported Flexible work arrangements before and after Best ways to communicate with colleagues (what & when) What’s worth planning now vs. when you return About the Presenter: Liana Pistell coaches new parents trying to navigate the daunting ins-and-outs of maternity and paternity leave. She’s a senior marketing manager at LinkedIn who has made two successful maternity leave comebacks — including getting promoted and securing flexible work arrangements — and has coached dozens of parents in Silicon Valley and beyond to do the same. Beyond coaching individuals, Liana was also instrumental in revamping LinkedIn’s return to work experience for mothers and fathers.