Babies, Business + Breakfast Summer 2019 Pop-Up Event Alert: Wednesday, July 31st 2019!
We believe parenthood and professional development don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
People have families and they want to invest in themselves.
It shouldn’t be an either/or situation and we are creating a community that welcomes primary caregivers AND their children to talk about business in a safe and welcoming space (coffee and croissants included!)
Join us on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The event will be held at Algonquin College’s DARE District Business Incubator Space (Level 2, Room C278). There are paid parking lots on site, access to public transit, venue has baby change facilities and we’ll set up a children’s play area.
We’ll be in touch early the week of the event to confirm detailed parking, public transit and room location instructions for the venue.
WHAT DOES THE TICKET INCLUDE?
This ticket entitles one adult and their children under age 4 (four years old) to attend the event, which will feature coffee, tea, light refreshments and a continental style breakfast, as well as a children’s play area.
For school age children, age 5 (five years old) and up, please purchase additional tickets as needed.
Curious for a preview before you register?
Carlo is a Marketing Strategist that has worked with world-renowned brands and leading organizations, tech, and media companies throughout his career. He is a Facilitator and Speaker for business events across Ottawa and is the proud Dad of two little girls who are also raving-Celine Dion fans.
Rose’s career spans over 30 years in the Ottawa tech sector. She is currently VP of Business Operations at Solace, Ottawa Chapter President of the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals and a member of the Sales Enablement Society. She is the proud Mom of Austin, 22 and Jordan, 21 and in her spare time can be found at rinks cheering them on in hockey and ringette.
10:00 a.m. – Doors Open and Registration: Grab a coffee, some food and explore the play area!
10:45 a.m. – Guest Speakers + Interactive Workshop-Style Discussion: Refining your pitch, crafting your message and most importantly…making an offer and closing sales!
11:15 a.m. – Q&A: In between feeding your kid(s) or while building towers, all questions welcome
11:45 a.m. – Open Networking: Grab some more coffee, food, mix and mingle with other parents and their kids
12:30 p.m. – Event Close
WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?
Founders, freelancers, remote workers and potential career changers who are also parents (moms AND dads, parents-to-be welcome too!) who want to learn how to mix business and babies.
Whether you are setting out to build a startup, launch a small business, start freelancing or are simply looking to invest in yourself alongside your little ones, we are here to help you fuel up on fresh business inspiration, strong coffee and get connected to other like-minded parents.
What does parent-friendly professional development look like?
This is for the parents who don’t often venture into business settings because of early morning or late night event start times.
The ones who don’t have childcare, or maybe you do but it doesn’t cover before or after hours (when most of these events seem to happen).
Or perhaps you’re *not quite* comfortable letting a stranger look after your child (yet…or ever). 😂
I get it – I’ve been bringing my kids (two under age three) into business settings since they were weeks old.
They are the reason I keep pushing for inclusive programming and accessible spaces. They inform what I do and why I do it.
This event will be held midday (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) midweek (Wednesday) and will be parent and child-friendly.
Breastfeed, bottle feed, babywear, stroller rock, change diapers, give snacks, offer cuddles, do what you have to do, so you can also do something for you. 🙌✨
If you plan on attending, RSVP via Eventbrite ASAP as tickets are limited and I won’t be selling them at the door – I will be busy juggling my baby and making sure everyone has a good time! 🎉
Curious about parent-friendly professional development but not ready to commit yet?
Read about our Spring 2019 Pop-Up Event where we focused on ‘How She Built It’ with Karla Briones, Susan Richards and Sunshine Tenasco.
Special thanks to our event sponsors, Algonquin College’s DARE District, for hosting us and to local family lifestyle photographer, Charlene, of Van Veit Creative, for documenting this unique experience.
The vision for Babies, Business + Breakfast
Hiya, my name is Amy Lynch and I’ve been participating in personal and professional development since my two children were newborns (they’re currently one and almost three years old), as a result of the belief I could keep doing what I loved to do as a parent, alongside my children.
It wouldn’t always be easy or comfortable, but along the way I started getting into my own bringing babies into business settings rhythm and in doing so, became an accidental activist.
I started writing about it, speaking with other parents and advocating for more inclusive spaces and business experiences.
As it turns out, others also believe parenthood and professional development don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Like my newsletter readers, event attendees, guest speakers, business sponsors and community partners who join us to mix babies and business, blurring those life and work lines a bit more!
Babies, Business + Breakfast is focused on providing parent-friendly professional development, through an online newsletter and face-to-face event series, designed to start conversations, share ideas and create a sense of community.
Get the FREE Babies + Business Mini Guide
Download my FREE Babies + Business Mini Guide To Navigating The Corporate Jungle (With Kids), to encourage parents to explore more, invest in themselves alongside their children, take up space and make room for positive change when it comes to the future of work.
Startup Blogging: WordPress WordCamp Workshop
I’m also speaking at WordCamp Ottawa July 13-14, 2019 at Carleton University on both days about ‘Baby In The Boardroom’ (20-min Talk on Day 1 at 1:20 p.m.) and Startup Blogging: Using WordPress to validate a business idea, write a book and build community’ (60-min Workshop on Day 2 at 2:00 p.m.).
Read about my previous experiences bringing babies into business settings in the following blog posts:
- Creating Parent-Friendly Business Spaces And Experiences: Transcript Of Lightning Talk For Eastern Ontario’s WEKH
- Baby in the Boardroom: Transcript of my talk for CreativeMornings Ottawa
- How She Built It event recap from May 2019: Mixing babies + business
- Reciprocity and parent-friendly event planning
- Parent-friendly presenting in real-time at CreativeMornings Ottawa
- Visiting Algonquin College’s DARE District with kids
- Visiting Invest Ottawa with kids
- Participating in Impact Academy with a baby
- Attending Creative Mornings Ottawa while babywearing
- Touring coworking spaces as a parent
- Bringing children into the boardroom