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SXSW 2018

Mommy Brain: Success After Maternity Leave

New York Times senior correspondent, gender issues editor, and working mothers book author moderates a conversation on how to succeed post-maternity leave with an Accenture partner and "MoM’s group" 'Mother of the Year' who is disrupting corporate America one bottle of pumped milk at a time, a Columbia University women’s health psychiatrist who treats and writes for the NYT about the brains of panicked mothers, and a visionary making motherhood an asset by changing culture in Silicon Valley.

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  1. How does the neuroscience of guilt and shame impact women who compare themselves to the mythical "perfect moms" of Instagram and prior generations?
  2. How can businesses use "MoM groups" to develop not only policies, but also cultures, that can meaningfully support the success of working mothers?
  3. What is "mommy brain?" How may hormones, new cognitive demands, and shifting interpersonal paradigms affect -even enhance- a mother's performance?



Alexandra Sacks MD, Reproductive Psychiatrist & Author, Alexandra Sacks MD PLLC

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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