Ada's List: Parenthood and the Merge

location ustwo London | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Thursday 14 May 2015 (GMT)

Sheryl Sandberg, number two at Facebook, and Marissa Mayer, CEO Yahoo, are often name-checked as women working in tech who have it all: meteoric careers and perfect families.

But how about the rest of us? Is it possible to reach the top of your game and have kids? What kind of infrastructure do you need to support you? What kind of company policies can help you get there? How do you juggle work commitments and Mummy Days? What sacrifices/compromises do you need to make? Is work/life balance even a helpful construct?

In a world where taking time out to have a child can still negatively impact your career path, we've invited four women to talk about parenting and their careers: what they wish they'd known when they decided to start a family.

Parenting isn't just a women's issue – feel free to bring anyone in your life who you feel would benefit from this discussion, please just ensure they RSVP here too.


  • Mel Exon

    Managing Director, BBH & co-founder @BBHLabs | Mother of 2 | I like: snow, chips, the Atlantic, horses, robots, the very old and the very new. Views are my own.

  • Jill Green

    Producer, MD of Eleventh Hour Films.

  • Jemima Kiss

    Head of technology at the Guardian / child wrangler. PGP: 0XF87DA69E

  • Kati Price

    Museum musings. Design. Digital. Bees. Booze. In no particular order. Head of digital goings on at the Victoria and Albert Museum.


  • Ada's List

    Moving women in tech forward. Together.

  • ustwo

    We're a global digital product studio dreaming and doing transformative client, own product and venture work.

  • Nicki Sprinz

    Co-founder @Adaslist. Business and other stories at @ustwo. Previously @madebymany. Failed yogi. Mother of relunctant sleeper.


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