Welcome to Startup Parent.
Startup Parent is a community and a podcast for founders with kids. We do things differently here. It’s time to radically rethink what parenting and working can and should look like. We can’t just keep doing things the way they’ve always been done and expect new results.
If you reject the status quo of motherhood, if you're a parent that doesn't need any more "hustle" advice, or you want to be around people rethinking work and family, then get on our private newsletter list. We send emails out weekly.
My name is Sarah K Peck.
I’m an author, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. I founded Startup Parent in 2017 as a place to create conversations, community, and change in the lives of working parents and women in leadership.
I write and speak about leadership, parenting, gender, and entrepreneurship. My writing and work have been featured in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Fast Company, Inc, Psychology Today, and more. I’ve spoken at Harvard, Penn, Berkeley, the University of Virginia, Quantic School of Business & Technology, Be On Deck, and at conferences around the globe.
The Startup Parent Podcast is ranked in the top 1% globally.
We’ve done more than 200 interviews with parents about what it actually looks like to be a parent and a mother in today’s world. The Startup Parent Podcast is an award-winning podcast with over a hundred five-star reviews that is ranked in the top 1% of all podcasts globally.
Our mission is to tell the truth about motherhood and fatherhood, and expand the range of ideas we have about what we are “supposed” to be doing as parents and entrepreneurs. In our parenting stories, we strive to tell the entire range of stories, from the early beginnings of fertility and infertility journeys, to uncertainty or hope around becoming a parent, to step-parents and bonus parents and non-default parents.
Our business stories are also focused on what’s not always covered in the “unicorn” glorification of startups. From new models of working (remote, flexible, job-sharing, reduced workdays), to leaders sharing co-CEO roles, to building companies while on parental leave—we’ve got a lot of fascinating stories we want to unearth and share, and we’re in the middle of doing it.
What people are saying:
“This is a crucial conversation that is missing, for the most part, from our cultural conversation.”
“Sarah’s podcast dives into issues in business that I never considered before. It’s a must listen for any leader who wants to better understand how to help their colleagues and employees grow their families as you scale your business.”
“It’s rare to find a podcaster who can make you feel like you’re just having a chat with a friend over coffee, while still asking such poignant, crucial, and sometimes challenging questions. As a new mom and an entrepreneur, this is the first podcast I’ve found that really speaks to the challenges and joys I’m facing.”
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