Six Degrees Society SF Presents The Motherhood Conundrum: The Different Paths to Motherhood with Pacific Fertility Center
Did you know that working moms is definitely the new normal? Seventy percent of mothers with children under 18 are working moms. Over 75 percent of those working moms are employed full-time. We’ve come a long way from 1960, when mothers were the primary or sole earners for only 11 percent of households with children (today, it’s 40 percent), but have we come far enough?
Many women are owning the decision to plan for motherhood later in life with technologies like egg freezing available, while others are opting to try motherhood on their own. Yet with so many options comes sensory overload. What is the right choice? And what if your career is taking a precedent over motherhood? What are some ways to evaluate your next steps.
Join Six Degrees Society, in partnership with the fabulous folks at Pacific Fertility Center, the premiere fertility care, for a candid and necessary discussion about how women today are redefining the role of “mom.” We’ll be joined by women who are at different stages of both their careers and motherhood. Together, they’ll discuss their decision to become moms the challenges they have personally faced with making this decision. They’ll share how they are addressing it and explore solutions for how we can and should evolve as a society.
Throughout the event enjoy acupuncture sessions and schedule your free AMH Test!
Who Should Attend:
All are welcome and encouraged to come learn more about this topic...whether you’re already a mom, a mom-to-be, thinking about motherhood, delaying motherhood or are still deciding.
Before we sit down for our programming, each guest will get ONE curated 15 minute connection, handpicked just for them based on bios submitted pre-event here: https://goo.gl/forms/D8Tvyr3ygwPSwaGF2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy.
Thursday, September 12th
6:30 - 8:30pm
Pacific Fertility Center
55 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA
$10 for single ticket
FREE for Six Degrees Society members
About the Panelists:
Anita Bracken is a RN with 8 years of experience in the fertility field. Anita grew up in Northern California and attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she received her BSN. She is now the Clinical Director at Pacific Fertility Center where she brings her personal experience with infertility to supporting women on their own fertility journeys. Anita and her partner Chris have two beautiful children Kai and Jaya. As a family they enjoy exploring the Bay Area’s parks, hiking trails and restaurants.
About Margaret Coblentz, founder of Frances Austen: Born in Chicago and educated at UCLA and Oxford, Frances Austen’s founder, Margaret Coblentz, has had a serious love for fashion from an early age. After a career in big box retail, Margaret decided to follow her dream and create Frances Austen. Born from the frustration of buying expensive and poorly made sweaters, Frances Austen makes the same quality of cashmere your grandmother owned by working with a heritage luxury factory and the finest Italian cashmere but made for the modern woman.
Priya Gupta (previous PFC Patient)
Bay Area native Priya Gupta, 34, travels around the globe as part of the Events Team at TechCrunch. In addition to finding the best cocktail bars abroad, Priya enjoys spin class, concerts and destination half marathons with friends, and exploring the East Bay. Priya is passionate about women's fertility issues and advocates for full suite family planning options so women can pursue motherhood if and when it works with their own timeline.
Dr. Liyun Li (PFC MD)Dr. Liyun Li graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT and received her MD with honors from Harvard Medical School. After her OB/GYN residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Li completed her Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) fellowship at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Li is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Her language skills and her unique childhood spent in China, Canada, Europe, and the U.S. has provided her with the inspiration and the drive to take care of the diverse population in the Bay Area and from abroad. On the weekends, Dr. Li treasures spending a sunny day outdoors with her family and secretly enjoys being an amateur chauffeur for her children to their various play dates and after-school activities.
Cancellation Policy: We have a 12 hour cancellation policy for our events. Please cancel directly in the app, otherwise you will not receive a refund. For members, please note that a no-show or cancellation (less than 12 hours before an event) will result in being charged a $12 fee. Remember, last-minute cancellations effect the people you're matched with – we appreciate your cooperation to ensure everyone has the best experience possible!