When Jen Watts Welsh began looking for a new job in advertising it was pretty obvious she was expecting.
“I was very much showing and I was not trying to hide it,” she said.
The more she thought about it, the more determined she became.
“Yes, I’m carrying this child but my husband and I are both having this baby and he would never have to think twice about this,” she said.
After a promising networking meeting at Heat, a San Francisco-based Ad Agency owned by Deloitte Digital, she decided to really test the waters.
“I felt like this could be a really great fit and if he felt similarly I was ready to move forward if he was,” said Watts Welsh.
“I knew from my first that I could not have gone back to work after three months,” said Watts Welsh.
Watts Welsh says she shocked so many people with her story in conversations she decided to write an article about it. The positive response has been overwhelming.
A working mom whose journey is likely to inspire daughters everywhere, including her own.
Jen says the more surprising responses she’s received are from young women who are years out from having children but tell her they’re already thinking about how to navigate pregnancy while working and from men who tell her they didn’t realize this was so much of a concern for women.