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Launched in 2007, mums@work was Australia's first provider of return to work guidance; including family friendly and flexible work tools for mums, dads and employers. Mums@work is now recognised as the leading ‘voice for parents’ in the workplace. Our website is designed to provide tools, services and easy return to work strategies for parents and employers.

Employers can access: HR Toolkits; Recruitment Services; Parental Leave Programs and Flexible Work Tools enabling you to attract and retain parents in your workplace.

Parents can access: free Job Guidance Hotline; Register for jobs with family friendly employers; receive Career Coaching and attend training seminars enabling you to be better prepared for your return to work.

Meet our team:
we believe that every parent deserves the opportunity to enjoy raising their family AND have a rewarding working life. We have a reputation for knowing what parents need as our consultants are working parents too.

 
  Emma Walsh - Founder and Director of mums@work  
  Emma is an HR & Careers Practitioner who founded her HR Consulting Firm, Changing Places HR Services in 2004 and subsequently mums@work in 2007 to support mums returning to the workforce and to help progressive employers implement family friendly practices. Emma has had a corporate career specialising in HR, Training, Recruitment and Career-Mentoring for over 10 years with companies such as KPMG, Zurich Financial Services, JP Morgan in Australia and the UK. Emma is the mother of twin boys and has first-hand experience of the ups and downs of returning to the workforce. Emma is an author and professional speaker in the areas of career management, returning to work and balancing work and family. Emma is the current NSW President of the Career Development Association of Australia.  
  Kate Sykes - CareerMums  
  Founded by Kate Sykes, www.careermums.com.au is Australia’s first dedicated careers centre and jobs board for working parents and parents returning to work.  Kate has over 14 years experience in marketing and communications management roles in the IT, financial and health sectors. Mums@work and CareerMums enjoy a long standing alliance since commencing operations in 2006 and work in close partnership to design and deliver a range of HR Toolkits, Return to Work Coaching, Recruitment Services  and Flexible Work Solutions and to employers and parents.  
  Janene Stitt - Consultant  
  Janene started her working life as an assistant accountant for 7 years before re-evaluating her aspirations. She chose to make a career ‘sea change’ and returned to study HR. Janene has now been in HR for the past 10  years, during this time she was able to take maternity leave twice with the same employer and successfully negotiated flexible job share arrangements on returning to work. Now an independent  HR consultant and mums@work Associate, Janene divides her time between work and raising her 3 children.  
  Rebecca Harper - Consultant  
  Rebecca Harper recognised that there was a lack of services available to support and assist women returning to work in Australia. In 2005 she set up her own business to provide just that. Rebecca and Emma soon joined forces and now work together under the mums@work banner providing return to work services for parents. Rebecca's own business, Reach Career Potential, now provides a range of services designed to assist individuals, teams and organisations reach their potential. Rebecca is an HR Consultant, management coach, career coach, experienced trainer and facilitator. In 2008 she lectured in HR Management at the University of New South Wales. She is also a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  
  Amanda Schlesinger - Consultant  
  Amanda is a Business Psychologist and HR professional who has over 10 years experience working in career development, coaching, management training and outplacement. She began her career working in Mental Health and has made a couple of successful career transitions since. The most recent being into parenthood. Amanda is now a busy mother, with another on the way,who knows first hand the challenges of juggling young children with a career.  
  Elysha Stephens - Marketing & Communications Consultant  
  Elysha is the proud mum of 4-year-old Max and is embracing the work/life balancing act with joy and passion. She has over 10 years' experience in marketing & communications across a diverse range of industries including IT, development and hospitality. She began her career in a sales team, coordinating corporate events and training on sales techniques. More recently, Elysha was the Marketing Manager at Magenta Shores on the Central Coast, NSW, responsible for the strategic creation and implementation of their first marketing & communications plan. She is passionate about supporting mums and dads in their return to work.  

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