Mastering Professional Networking in the Journey of Motherhood

Jennifer Campbell - Doula In Reno
4 min readDec 23, 2023


As a new mom, you’re navigating the complexities of motherhood while striving to maintain and grow your professional identity. The key to balancing these roles lies in effective networking. This guide provides you with actionable strategies to build a robust professional network that supports both your career and your new role as a mothe

Building a Community of Working Mothers

Being part of a community where your journey as a working mother is understood and shared takes time. Reach out and connect with other working mothers who face similar challenges. This network is a reservoir of shared experiences, advice, and empathy. Within this supportive community, find the solidarity and backing that make balancing motherhood and a career more achievable and rewarding. Here, your dual role is not only recognized but also celebrated, easing your path in both worlds.

I’m a member of several Facebook groups that support mothers in a variety of situations — SAHM, working, and entrepreneurship.

Leveraging Technology for Networking

As you adapt to your new role, recognize that time becomes even more valuable. Harness the power of technology to network with peers and professionals efficiently. Utilize industry-specific online communities for flexible networking opportunities. These platforms enable you to have meaningful conversations, exchange insights, and expand your professional network right from your home. This approach allows you to balance your time effectively while growing your professional connections.

Determine which social media platforms are best for your business, and your time and stick to those. You don’t need to be everything to everyone — keep it simple. Once you’ve determined the platforms you prefer, focus content there.

You can also look into using a calendar system that works with your Google calendar — I use Google all day, however I use Acuity to set up booking appointments. Once a calendar is set up, there’s nothing to do but share your links — all the emails and follow up are automated.

I also found that a social media management platform is worth the money for the time it saves. Some are as low as $9 a month, or Canva Premium and Meta have free scheduling tools.

Initiating a New Moms Networking Group

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, create it! Consider creating a dedicated group for new moms like yourself. Use this as a way to foster a more intimate and focused community. This initiative allows you to tailor the experience and discussions to the unique needs of new working mothers. Use free online tools to manage and grow this group. You may consider this option for creating custom invitations for the group.

Developing Your Unique Professional Persona

Your role as a working mom adds a unique perspective to your professional world. Display this distinctive journey on various professional platforms. Share your experiences and insights to show how motherhood has enhanced your professional skills. This approach aids in developing a personal brand that is both authentic and relatable. It’s a way to connect your dual identities, enriching your professional image.

Offering Mentorship to Fellow Moms

Help other mothers on their journey by offering mentorship, empowering them and strengthening your network. In this reciprocal relationship, you create a nurturing environment where knowledge, experiences, and support are mutually exchanged. This collaboration enhances the professional growth of all involved. Your role as a mentor enriches both your network and the broader community of working mothers.

Staying Current with Industry Trends

Participate in industry webinars to ensure you stay current and relevant in your field. These online events are treasure troves of information on new trends and insights. They allow you to connect with like-minded professionals, broadening your professional circle. Utilize these platforms to deepen your understanding and stay at the forefront of your industry. This active engagement is key to maintaining your edge and presence in your professional sphere.

I’m cautious about what newsletters I sign up for. I want to READ what comes to my inbox, so this may take some time and error to streamline who to follow and what to subscribe to, but it’s so worth it. The webinars, emails and connections will be in your wheelhouse.

Establishing Thought Leadership

Leverage virtual presentations to showcase your expertise and unique insights, establishing yourself as a thought leader. By hosting or participating in webinars and workshops, you contribute valuable knowledge and expand your professional network.

Your experiences as a working mother bring fresh, invaluable perspectives to these forums. This approach not only enhances your visibility but also enriches the discourse in your field.

In your journey through motherhood and your career, networking becomes your guiding light, transcending mere connections. It involves nurturing relationships that enrich both your professional path and personal development. As a new mom, adopting these strategies fortifies a network that supports your dual role. This network is your stronghold, ensuring you thrive in both worlds.

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This post was a collaboration with Nadine Reid



Jennifer Campbell - Doula In Reno

Certified Birth Doula, Bereavement Doula®, Adoption & Surrogacy Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Educator Reno, NV, Mom Of 18, Blogger, Podcaster