We are for the league of extraordinary humans, who want to succeed at work and in life and won't take "no" for an answer.
Brains Snacks Co is a start-up launched in Regina, Saskatchewan in May 2018 that provides support services to busy, working professionals, including those who have small children. In 2018, the business is offering workshops, career and leadership coaching and special events.
When Founder, Donna Crooks, was expecting her first son, she was torn by the dilemma of work or family. It seemed like an unfair puzzle to have to choose to leave her professional passions to fulfill her dreams of having a family. Why must everything be put on hold leading up to pregnancy, during pregnancy and afterward?
With the #MeToo movement in 2018, the world is taking notice of the experiences of women in achieving their professional goals, and the barriers that slow them down in their pursuit of leadership roles and other measures of success. As Sheryl Sandberg noted in her book, Lean In, women often begin to compromise their career success early on, trading the anticipation of a family for stretch assignments and promotions at work.
Anyone who is a parent knows how challenging it is to balance work and family commitments. Thinking of this problem, Donna wondered about a place where men and women can be supported as they grow their careers and raise their families. By making this opportunity available to both women and men, Brain Snacks Co helps to create more opportunities for women to be as invested in their careers and personal progress as their husbands might be. It helps to level the playing field for both.
With her expertise in career development and leadership, and with two kids under her belt, she hopes to grow Brain Snacks Co into a full-service business that helps parents and careerists integrate their families and their professional lives so that they can be successful in both areas.