From the leaders of Après, YOUR TURN is the career coach that today’s working women need to own their career + motherhood path, be it heading out on maternity leave and confronting stressful decisions, returning to work after a career break, or identifying strategies to make work work for YOU.
ABOUT YOUR TURN
More than 15 million women working with children under the age of 18 in the United States find themselves smack in the “Messy Middle,” when career, caregiving, and parenthood collide — and confusion, opportunities, and decisions shift into high gear. It’s a universal challenge, a midlife career crisis even for today’s modern working women.
Your Turn was born out of our passion for helping women navigate this challenge through Après, the career site we launched in 2016 for women returning to or pivoting in the workforce.
We’ve spoken with hundreds of companies to find out what’s important to them and have a unique insight into what women can do to make their own career transitions easier and more beneficial for everyone!
PRAISE FOR YOUR TURN
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, FOUNDER & CEO, THRIVE GLOBAL
“We can’t truly thrive in a workplace that doesn’t allow us to bring our whole selves to work. And too many women still feel that they have to choose between their career goals and their personal goals, often just as they are hitting their stride at work. Your Turn is the realistic yet positive guide today’s women need to help them navigate a career path that allows them to succeed in all parts of their lives.”
TIFFANY DUFU FOUNDER & CEO, THE CRU, AND AUTHOR OF DROP THE BALL
“Jen and Stacey don’t pretend to have all the answers — because only you can decide what’s best for you and your family — but they do have all the right questions to ask yourself as you navigate your personal and professional journey as a working mother, along with invaluable insight from hundreds of women and companies about what’s worked for them.”
JOANNE LIPMAN, author of the No. 1 bestseller, “That’s What She Said”
“Working moms may well be the U.S. economy’s greatest untapped resource. Now, in Your Turn, Jennifer Gefsky and Stacey Delo provide an essential guide for moms trying to balance work with life – and offer a clear, action-oriented roadmap for employers. Your Turn lays out a path forward in which everyone can win.”
FARNOOSH TORABI Financial Expert and author of “When She Makes More”
“Jen and Stacey have written a smart, accessible guide for today’s working moms in a world where career decisions can be overwhelming and come with real consequences. This book will help you make smart financial decisions and get ahead of career confusion. It should serve as a life-long resource throughout the long journey of your career.”
KJ DELL’ANTONIA, AUTHOR, HOW TO BE A HAPPIER PARENT
“This is the book that wasn’t out there when I crashed out of the workforce after my first child was born, and the one I craved as I made my way back in. Non-judgmental, optimistic but realistic, Your Turn is the roadmap to finding your own way as a working woman with kids.”
JILL KOZIOL, Co-founder and CEO of Motherly
“Your Turn recognizes that you can be both a great mother and a successful business person. Jen and Stacey shine a light on the possibilities for women during the caregiving years. Every woman should read this book to learn tips and strategies to carve her own path.”
GABRIELLE RAYMOND MCGEE, Chief Operating Officer, Tory Burch Foundation
“Your Turn is a must-read for every woman navigating her career, whether at the entry or executive level, as well as for all companies that are committed to not losing top talent. Recognizing that careers are not linear, Jen and Stacey lay out an array of creative strategies so you can be the entrepreneur and founder of your own life and design whatever path makes sense for you.”