Episode 304

Preparing for Maternity Leave with Eman Ismail

May 31, 2022

How do you plan for maternity leave as a business owner? In this episode, Emily and Eman Ismail, professional email copywriter, discuss the importance of taking time off post-partum. Eman shares her experience preparing for maternity leave and how she eased back into her business afterward. In a society that pressures women to choose between family and work, planning this phase in life can set you up for success as a mom and as a boss.

Episode Transcript
"It annoys me that sometimes, as women, we feel like we have to choose between family and business. I refuse to let my business suffer because I have a family. I’m finding a way to nurture both."
- Eman Ismail

Discussed in this Episode

  • What you can do to plan for a family when you’re a business owner
  • How to get your business ready for maternity leave… and returning from it
  • What Eman did to plan for her maternity leave
  • Protecting your energy and having work boundaries postpartum
  • Setting up systems before and during maternity leave
  • Finding a balance between business and motherhood without guilt

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