I first came across Anna, aka Mother Pukka back in 2015, when I was scrolling through Insta with my new baby in arms. I was instantly attracted to the strong, modern Mother Pukka branding and the sassy Mama behind it all. I’ve watched Annas instagram following sore from 10k to where it is now at 245k+, her family grow and her career bloom. I was then on a panel with Anna in 2017, an OMG moment for me as i’d only just launched my biz.
Anna is a mother of two, based in East London and is such an inspirational Women. She was working at a leading beauty brand when her flexible working request was rejected for fear that it would open to floodgates to others seeking flexible working. So she quit. A post she made on Instagram saying ‘today I quit’ garnered an overwhelming response, and the idea for Mother Pukka and Flex Appeal was born. Since then Anna has been using her platform as a journalist, best-selling author and social influencer to not just spread the word about flexible working, but by actually getting out there and meeting with companies large and small, to start the conversation and find out what UK businesses are really doing to improve flexi-working.
Anna and her husband Matt have just released their second book, ‘Where’s My Happy Ending’ so i’m delighted to have been able to interview her and thrilled to feature her on Mama Tribe.
Read her interview below…
Before Mother Pukka, what was your career journey?
I originally trained to be a barrister, and remember being at Devereaux Chambers and not being able to see a lot of women at the top. At that point I wasn’t sure I could see a way through on this path. I was only 22 and I knew I wanted to have kids, so there was quite a lot of forethought, but I wasn’t sure I could sustain a career that I knew might end in a blockade. I realised I might want to challenge the system, rather than be part of it. So I stepped away to become a journalist and I’ve been asking questions ever since.
Thanks so much Anna, it was so great to hear a bit about your career and motherhood journey, and best of luck with the NEW book. Danni x
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WEBSITE : Mother Pukka
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