STEM, Corporate and Career-Minded Moms:
Turn the Motherhood Penalty
Into Your Ultimate Advantage.
Get the career, home life, health, and financial satisfaction you deserve, while engineering a better world for your children.
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You’re a highly educated woman whose identity was defined by her career in STEM, a demanding, or corporate job up until you had kids ...
... and you don’t want to be an exhausted, burnt-out motherhood penalty and million dollar wealth gap statistic (while watching new fathers experience a “fatherhood premium” through increased wages and promotions), then:
Pros&Babes services are for you.
Let’s create your ultimate working mom from "survive to thrive" process manual and premium support network so you can overcome the crushing overwhelm of figuring out “having it all” on your own!
Amanda R., P.Eng. and Mom
Unlike any other program, the MoMBA brings motherhood and career together. Its holistic approach covers 12 pillars, and they are all interconnected. Without a comprehensive program like this, I would have been left to figure out critical areas of my life alone. I would have spent a lot of time and energy in the process. As a mom, it’s already hard enough!
Melissa K. M., P.Eng. and Mom of three
The energy Kinia has put into it is phenomenal because she's not just affecting us moms. She's affecting the relationship with your partner, and with our kids, and it's really eye opening, realizing that your biggest input in the world, the biggest way you could change the world, could be through the children that you're raising.
Patricia S., Engineer and Mom of four
I finally found a community of like-minded women wanting to be amazing mothers, and continue to do amazing things with our professional careers - supportive women who have fully offered advice and everything from “How do I make my husband see the value in doing this work with me?” to “What does your morning routine look like?”
How do I know I’m experiencing the motherhood penalty?
The Motherhood Penalty will start by affecting your mindset through an increased mental load at home, and decreased confidence in juggling a career and family. You now have two full-time jobs, but not twice the time!
Before Pros&Babes training, moms with careers often reported:
➥ Mental health and anxiety issues, often linked to disturbed sleep
➥ A non-stop to-do list and feeling like they're never done
➥ Having to “do it all” on the home front, without your partner fully sharing the planning, execution, and follow-through equitably
➥ Perfectionism carrying from performing a high stakes job, which is making you anxious in parenting
➥ Doubt about being a good professional and mother
➥ Concern about multiple career breaks (for kids, parents, and a spouse) that will impact your earning and savings potential by a million dollars or more
➥ In some cases, feeling treated differently at work after motherhood or even with pregnancy
➥ A decrease in overall quality of life. And that's just part of the list. The MP affects all domains of your life. Without the right mindset work and action, many women find they lose their sense of self, their career momentum, and the joy in their marriages.
The MoMBA: A premium leadership
For mid- to senior-level professionals
Payment plans starting at $667+
Grants and bursaries available
Patricia, Engineer and Mom
I had finally found a community of like-minded women wanting to be amazing mothers, and continue to do amazing things with our professional careers... I wanted to be a part of that community to learn from these women, to share the wisdom and grace that I have personally and have never previously given myself credit for. And to show up for myself, instead of just doing what everyone else wants me to do. I am a supermom, even though it sometimes doesn't feel like it, even though it's often a struggle to just get through the day.
Sarah, P.Eng. and Mom
The biggest shift I’ve seen in myself is in the mindset. When I started the MoMBA program, I was stuck in a scarcity mindset, worried about the loss of income from my career break and not open to opportunities for growth.
Joining the program has made a huge change: my mind has opened up to so many ideas, including the possibility to outsource, which allows me to keep working on myself. It’s a new element in my decision-making that is going to be extremely valuable after returning from maternity leave: I know I will need tons of support to thrive in my career.
Amanda, Specialist II, Diversity, Inclusion & TA Strategy
Kinia, thank you so much for your very helpful course. I learned some fabulous tips and tricks, made some new connections, and have a renewed since of confidence in myself. Pros&Babes is exactly what I needed. Thank you.
Fatima, Sr. Advisor and Mom
Attending Kinia’s course was such an eye-opener for me. It taught me how to plan my work and after-work schedules with actual purpose, so I was optimizing the resources already available to me (such as my colleagues, support systems at home etc.) Being a working mom doesn’t have to mean feeling constantly depleted of energy, and Kinia helped us attendees find better ways as to approach our career and life. I highly recommend this to both young working mothers and seasoned veterans. The right mindset can make a world of difference! .
Amanda, P.Eng. and Mom
Unlike any other program, the MoMBA brings motherhood and career together. Its holistic approach covers 12 pillars, and they are all interconnected. Without a comprehensive program like this, I would have been left to figure out critical areas of my life alone. I would have spent a lot of time and energy in the process. As a mom, it’s already hard enough!”
Alisha, P.Eng. and Mom
When you're the only woman in the room, you see how differently your male colleagues operate. You question your own ways of doing and working. It's nice to be in a room filled with like-minded mothers who are holding up a mirror to you and want to make an impact by helping create more and more space for women in our industry.
I was delighted and surprised to see myself become a trailblazer for other women. The peer mentorship I’ve enjoyed within the MoMBA community has helped me grow in competence and confidence, so now I feel ready to reach out to other women who are at an earlier stage in their careers and support them on their journey.
When you have coaching and regular follow-up, and you're exposed to a variety of perspectives within a supportive community, growth happens so much faster!
Antoni, Entrepreneur and Father
Kids take tremendous day-to-day energy and focus. This program helps our family prioritize the long-term vision and goals.
When you're thinking long-term, the day-to-day ups and downs aren't stressful, they're just another step forward on the right path.
Kirsten, P.Eng. and Mom
I joined the MoMBA one month before my return to work, a transition that felt scary and uncertain. It was right at that time that the opportunity to fill a leadership position in a new organization came up. The women in the MoMBA community offered me the encouragement I needed to go after that promotion. I knew that if I were to get that role, I would be able to rely on their support to grow and thrive in it.
Ever since my first session with Kinia, I’ve gained tons of confidence about my leadership skills. And confidence is what I brought to the interview, and what ultimately got me the job. I am so grateful to the community for helping me plant the seeds of my success.
Colleen, P.Eng. and Mom
Since the pandemic moved networks and support online, I’ve found in Pros&Babes a safe place where motherhood could be discussed and normalized. From there it has evolved into much more, helping me grow and realize I get to choose who I want to be - as a person, a parent and a professional. The MoMBA community has been an absolute highlight of my maternity leave.
Funmi, P.Eng. and Mom
Pros&Babes has been the best thing for my professional development in this time.
And actually, the best thing for my family too, because it is something we can all learn from.
Hanna, Diplomat and Mom
Pros&Babes has taught me that harmony in both career and family is possible. I'm grateful for the MoMBA™ program: it has helped me embrace a growth mindset to become more intentional with my values, attitudes and motivation towards creating a life I've always envisioned.
Melissa, P.Eng. and Mom
The energy Kinia has put into it is phenomenal because she's not just affecting us moms.
She's affecting the relationship with your partner, and with our kids, and it's really eye opening, realizing that your biggest input in the world, the biggest way you could change the world, could be through the children that you're raising.
Joelle, Software developer and Mom
For me, the gains over a lifetime with just being able to make these shifts in your mindset is huge: if it makes my relationship better with my husband and makes that relationship better with my daughter and makes me a better employee, and makes me less stressed out for the rest of my life... all of those gains become huge. That investment is not really that big when you consider all of those different aspects changing in your life. It's a huge value for every area of your life, there's very few things that can really have an effect on every single piece of of the way in which you move through the world.
Maja, Director of Business Operations and Mom
The MoMBA gives us the tools to live a designed, purposeful life.
Surrounded by amazing parents, you're inspired to change your mindset to thrive both as a mom and professional.
Amanda, P.Eng., and Mom of teens
In a world of leadership programs, the MoMBA focuses on how we bring our professional and personal worlds together. It allows women with caregiving duties to reach their leadership potential. This is a priority because we have unique perspectives and skills as a result of being caregivers. The return on investment is most apparent in a female leaders' ability to lead and grow individuals on their teams, which in turn grows an organization.
Amanda, Sr. Development Engineer and Mom
I was a participant in a Pros&Babes Peer Mentorship cohort when I returned to work after my second maternity leave and have attended a number of Kinia’s workshops since, both through Enbridge ERG offerings and external offerings. The programming I have taken has helped me shift my focus by making intentional plans for my career and family, centered around my values (and shared values with my partner and Enbridge!). Working on my mindset as a parent and professional is helping me be a more effective coach and leader both at work and at home. I feel relieved and excited when I can connect with other working parents on the topic (relieved that I can be myself and not feel shame in being an ambitious working mother). Women in engineering often expect the best of themselves in everything they do and Kinia’s programming helps to reduce the pressure we put on ourselves, reducing overwhelm and the likelihood of burnout.
Amber, Sr. Analyst, Finance, and Mom
The workshop helped me shift my mindset around the high expectations that I set for myself particularly at home. I wouldn’t expect these high levels of performance/activity from someone else, so I need to reduce the pressure that I put on myself. Working on my mindset as a parent and professional is helping me be more effective in taking control over my career development, and increasing patience at home. I feel validated and supported when I can connect with other working parents on the topic.
This Is Not Your Typical Moms' Group
After helping hundreds of moms tackle the mindset, relationship, career, and financial Motherhood Penalty since 2017, at Pros&Babes, we know this...
You're looking for an experience and a group of women who get all of you: your desire for confidence in parenthood, joy and impact in career, and solutions to the day-to-day challenges of working parenthood: without burnout or compromising family happiness and health.
You're ready to invest in yourself (you are your biggest life asset after all), to work on your mindset, and to take action, instead of being surrounded by others who stop at venting and complaining.
And there's no way you want to be facing the exact same level of overwhelm or feeling stuck in a year (or even three months).
You're ready for change, and all you need are the right tools, strategy, accountability, and group of women to make it happen.
We've got you!
Our Curriculum Partners
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Yale-Trained Nurse, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Midwife
Personal and Leadership Branding Expert
Yolanda Saez Castello
Mental Wellness Coach and Advanced EFT Tapping Practitioner
Age Reversal Expert for High Achieving Women
Professional Engineer, Mother, Guest Speaker, Pros&Babes Ambassador
Professional Engineer, Mother, Guest Speaker, Pros&Babes Ambassador
Pros&Babes has developed its curriculum in partnership with more than 100 experts!
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