About Working Mumma

About the studio

Working Mumma is a community for working mums that provides support, inspiration & connection so you can thrive managing the juggle of motherhood & career.

We all know the juggle is real. Working Mumma aims to support women from all walks of life who are planning a family, pregnant, on maternity leave or working with children be able to have a successful career and be a mum.

There is a lot of support out there relating to pregnancy and when we first have a baby. The next big phase is returning to work and juggling motherhood and career, but often we feel alone and unsupported in our quest to ‘have it all’. This leads us to doubting ourselves and our decisions. At Working Mumma, we believe you can work, have a career and be a mum – you shouldn’t be made to choose one or the other.

The concept had its genesis when Carina O’Brien was 6 months pregnant with her first child. With maternity leave approaching, she went searching for inspiration as she approached this new phase in her life. Determined to return to her successful career in communications, she found herself disappointed by the lack of useful support, tips, and stories of working mothers available to her and other career-minded mothers. So, like many other people, if you can’t find what you are looking for – build it yourself!

From there, the concept of Working Mumma was created and continues to grow and evolve over time.

Being a working mum can be lonely and you don’t have to do it alone – there is a community of fellow working mumma’s cheering you along the way.

How can Working Mumma support you?

How can Working Mumma support you?

We have communities to support us when we first become a mum, but not on the journey of managing a career and motherhood. That is what Working Mumma is here to help fill the void. You don’t have to do this alone. We want to support YOU on the journey of juggling mum life, career, and your own wellbeing by providing you with support, resources, and community so you can thrive.

working mumma village

The Working Mumma Village is a community for working mothers to help you not feel alone, learn and grow, connect with other like-minded women, and feel supported in your career and motherhood.

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return to work

Join a  program to support you in the transition of returning to work after maternity leave with confidence, clarity & competence

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working mumma podcast service

A podcast dedicated to supporting women on managing the juggle of career, motherhood and life.

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business support

Business support programs

Does your business need support, structures and programs to make it more family friendly? In 2022 we are
offering programs and workshops for businesses to improve support for working parents.

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facebook community

Engage with other like-minded working mums on all topics relating to motherhood and a career.

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working mumma event

Events & networking

Community is a big part of Working Mumma. Events & networking is a great way to form connections to support you as a working mum.

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About the founder, Carina O'Brien

I am a wife, sister, friend and mum to 2 boys (1 & 4 years), an angel baby and fur baby. I enjoy being active, and going for a run is my thing. I also enjoy a nice glass of red or gin in front of the fire with hubby.

In 2019, I founded Working Mumma, and continue to build a community that engages with over 5,000 women to support them in navigating their journey of motherhood and career. I am passionate about helping women have a career and be a mum.

My career is a patchwork of different experiences, working across IT, sports management, strategy & marketing/communications functions, in organisations from small start-ups to large multinationals. Like my work background, my study has also been varied. My undergraduate degree was in IT/IS and I later completed post-graduate studies and obtained my Masters in Management. I have a thirst for knowledge & believe you never stop learning in life and looking for new ways to grow and develop

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