For some women, the prospect of taking one year of maternity leave can feel like a career-limiting move. It shouldn't be, for obvious reasons, but the reality is that despite the laws in place that support a woman's return to work, some women may feel pressure to return to work early, or feel that their absence will result in being passed up for a promotion.
Kathleen is the Communications Lead for LinkedIn in Canada. She manages all of LinkedIn’s public relations programs in Canada and is an official spokesperson for the world’s largest online professional networking site. As part of her role with LinkedIn, Kathleen trains journalists how to use LinkedIn to be more effective in gathering information, identifying sources and sharing their content. Prior to LinkedIn, Kathleen held progressively senior communications roles at KPMG, Sun Life Financial and the Canadian Red Cross. She has over a decade of international experience managing communications programs in a wide range of industries including financial services, professional services, technology and non-profit. Her experience includes media relations, social media, crisis communications, communications planning, writing and media training. For more information about Kathleen’s career, please visit: ca.linkedin.com/in/kathleenkahlon/
Your professional brand is the sum of many aspects of your professional life, so it's important that you are always representing your best self. Don't shy away from announcing promotions or career milestones and updating your profile.
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