Sarah K Peck: When Parenting Meets Entrepreneurship

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As the founder of Startup Parent, Sarah K Peck knows a thing or two about navigating the conflicting worlds of parenting and entrepreneurship. In today’s episode, she reveals why (and how) she wants to spearhead change for working parents. We also talk about the pitfalls of prescriptive parenting, how she started her successful podcast and business, and why society needs to start integrating parenting and caretaking into its infrastructure.


Topics include:

  • Why you’ll never know the outcome of your creative work (and why that’s a good thing)
  • Giving yourself permission to trust the creative process
  • Why all you have to do is be a good enough parent
  • Surprising facts about working mothers you never knew (and what they mean for businesses)
  • The importance of really researching the market you serve
  • Building a community (and safe space) at The Wise Women’s Council
  • Why we need to better integrate kids into society
  • Stopping the discrimination against working mothers
  • The importance of amplifying voices
  • And so much more!

Sarah K Peck is the founder and CEO of Startup Parent and the host of The Startup Parent Podcast, an award-winning podcast featuring women in entrepreneurship, business, and parenting. She runs The Wise Women’s Council, a year-long membership program for women to come together and be honest and brave together while navigating the challenges of working and parenting.

She’s worked previously at Y-Combinator backed startups, and as a writing and communications consultant. Sarah is also a 20-time NCAA All-American swimmer and has successfully swum the Escape from Alcatraz nine separate times, once doing the swim totally naked as way to raise $33k for charity: water. Her writing and work has been featured on Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and more. She lives in New York City with her family.


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