047: Empowering Working Parents with Lori Mihalich-Levin


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Description: Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD, is the perfect example of a badass woman who thinks for herself, challenges the patriarchy, and empowers those around her as well. Lori is the founder of Mindful Return, author of Back to Work After Baby, and creator of the Mindful Return Maternity Leave E-Course. She also is a partner at Dentons US LLP. She joins the show to explain just how she earned her nickname of a “working mama guru,” and gives her expert advice for working parents to stay sane and successful during this extra challenging time of the pandemic.

What You Will Hear in This Episode:

  • Lori’s channeled her own outrage about the injustice in her own home to make a change and work for others who are suffering.

  • At Mindful Return, she has helped over 1,000 parents feel confident and connected.

  • Lori also works heavily with employers on how they can best work with new parents. Oftentimes employers will lessen the workload or take away projects just based on assumptions.

  • Parenthood doesn’t take away any skills, in fact, it holds very similar skills that make for amazing leaders.

  • If you are parenting with a partner, getting intentional about your time and responsibilities can be an absolute game-changer.


  • “The skills working parents are gaining through parenthood, are actually the things that are going to make them amazing leaders.” - Lori

  • “Life is full, and I don’t wear busy as a badge.” - Lori


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