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About Mori

MORI is a digitally native, direct-to-consumer baby and toddler clothing brand established and headquartered in London. We exist to inspire parents to raise kinder generations so together we can give babies a softer & stronger start. Key to our growth is the strength in our brand, standing by our values and connecting deeply with our customers.

Mori's Status

Small Business (10-49 employees) London Status: Recruiting

  • Small, but perfectly formed Small, but perfectly formed
  • Love what we do Love what we do
  • Growing every day Growing every day
  • Working smart Working smart

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Becca's Experience

Becca is our Partnerships Manager

1. What were, or are, the biggest challenges you faced going back into the work place having had children?

I was made redundant at the end of my maternity leave, when Covid was at its height and most companies had huge swathes of staff on furlough, or were making redundancies. So not only did I not know what balancing work and motherhood would be like, I was learning a new sector and onboarding to a new company, whilst building my confidence back up after 18 months out of the workforce. MORI made this super easy though as we were going through a huge amount of change in our family - from all of us at home and together 24/7, to both parents going back to work and my son starting nursery for the first time. Getting used to balancing work with parenting and the pressures on time that having children brings was a big adjustment, but mothers are expert multi-taskers!

2. How did your career change after having children?

Hugely! Not only did I change sectors, but my whole working approach and structure changed. When you have to finish at a certain time to collect your child from childcare there is no ‘I’ll just work late this evening’ available - you have to get things done. So I’ve become much more efficient and strict with my diary management.

3. How do you balance your career with your family?

It’s a daily juggle! Lots of detailed diary management with my husband and lots of support from MORI. I tend to start working earlier in the morning and finish earlier - we’re up before the birds in our house so it works for us. The flexibility to work the hours that suit us as a family have made it possible for me to keep progressing in my career.

4. How has working for Mori enhanced your family/ work life balance?

Well, I didn’t have a family before working at MORI but I know for 100% certain that I would have had to leave my previous role due to the lack of flexible working. MORI has a hybrid working structure which makes it possible for me to work and ‘mum’. It’s the little things for me like being able to pick my son up within ten minutes of my last call of the day, and go home via the park because I haven’t used up that time commuting. It makes all the difference.

5. If you could give your ‘pre-children’ self, one piece of advice about being a working mother, what would it be?

Ditch the guilt! Or, really try to. It’s the hardest part for me - I ended up having an extended time at home with my son due to covid and the guilt of working and sending him to nursery is still a daily challenge for me, almost a year on. But having a working woman with career goals as a mother is something I feel is important for him to grow up seeing, and I also know that he has an amazing time at nursery!

6. What is it about this industry that appeals to you?

I worked in the travel industry for over ten years before I had my son, and as much as it sounds like a cliché, as soon as I became pregnant I became completely drawn in and engaged by everything happening in the parenting sector, and this grew into a real passion as I went through my maternity leave. I knew I wanted to work somewhere that supported families, especially mothers, and MORI was the perfect fit at the perfect time.

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