Wanda Lynne Young: Bookalicious


The MomShift By Reva Seth

Women Share Their Stories Of Career Success After Having Children

The secret to success. Isn't that what many of us want? We want the recipe, the formula, or the template to gain personal and professional success. Is it possible for a mom to attain career success after giving birth? Is there opportunity after maternity? According to Reva Seth and the over 500 women she interviewed the answer is yes! Read on to find out how you can win a copy of Reva Seth's The MomShift and join a Twitter chat with the special guest author.

Reva Seth interviewed women from all walks of life including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Girl Gone Child blogger Rebecca Wolf. The MomShift shares many inspirational stories of post baby career success. Each chapter of this career companion contains discussion questions to encourage brainstorming and thinking outside the cultural norm box. The MomShift movement stresses that the motherhood and career success combo or work/life balance can come in a variety of formats. What can this personal and professional success look like? Well, let's take YMC's founder and chief Yummy Mummy Erica Ehm as a prime example of this "MomShift". After a successful career in television as Canada's first female VJ, Erica reinvented herself and re-framed her life to forge a new post pregnancy career path by using new media as a tool to reach her fans and moms everywhere. This is what Erica had to say about The MomShift,

Reva Seth’s book The MomShift combines storytelling and research to examine the obstacles women face in the workforce once they have kids. Frank conversations with a wide variety of successful working women combine to make a tapestry of useful insights and guilt-free solutions for modern moms.” — Erica Ehm, Creator/Publisher, YummyMummyClub.ca

If you're looking for inspiration to get back in "the game" or thinking of making changes after your maternity leave you really, really must read this book! The stories will enlighten and encourage you to throw away society's notions of what you can achieve and arm you with the confidence to go after your dreams. Join me and other women in Reva Seth's MomShift "Opportunity in Maternity" campaign!


Reva Seth is a professionally trained media spokesperson, an experienced television and radio commentator, and a sought-after speaker for corporations and conferences. She has appeared on many high profile television and radio shows and she writes for major media outlets including The Atlantic, the Huffington Post, Canadian Business, the Mark and the Globe and Mail. Seth began her career as a lawyer and then spent over a decade working in Canada and the UK in strategic and corporate communications before deciding to focus on journalism. She sits on the Board of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the Munk School of Global Affairs, the University of Toronto. Seth lives in Toronto with her husband and three young sons.

You can find out more about Reva Seth and her books by visiting her website themomshift.com. You can follow @RevaSeth on Twitter, like Reva Seth’s The MomShift on Facebook, and find Reva Seth on GoodReads.


Twitter RT Contest - January 17th

#MomShift Chat - February 26th

I am pleased to announce that Bookalicious Twitter Book Club members and friends can participate in a #MomShift Twitter chat with host @BookaliciousCA and author @RevaSeth on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Twenty lucky Bookalicious Twitter Book Club members will each receive a free copy of The MomShift and join the #MomShift chat with our special guest author! To enter the draw for a copy of The MomShift you must be a Bookalicious member to participate. Sign up here! To be eligible for a free copy of The MomShift you need to leave a comment below with your Twitter @handle and RT a @BookaliciousCA #MomShift contest tweet on Friday, January 17th until 11:59 pm ET. Mark our February 26th #MomShift chat in your calendar and I will tweet you then!


Three lucky Bookalicious reader will win Reva Seth’s The MomShift courtesy of Random House of Canada! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment in the "Click Here To Spill It" bubble below. You have until February 28th, 2014 to enter the BBGG. You must be a YMC member, and please be sure you've registered your email address in our commenting system so we can contact you if you win. 

Yummy Rules and Regulations: You must be a YummyMummyClub.ca member to win. Click here to sign up. It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until February 28th, 2014. Contest open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). Winners will be picked using www.random.orgSee full contest rules.

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Relish reading,

Wanda Lynne Young



Reva Seth photo credit: Christina Gapic