Perspectives: Mothers In Advertising: Ida Rezvani, Senior Partner at WPP.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, AdForum sat down with a series of mothers to hear first hand what it is like to be a working mother in the advertising industry.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, AdForum sat down with a series of mothers to hear first hand what it is like to be a working mother in the advertising industry. We would like to thank Ida Rezvani, Senior Partner at  WPP for taking part in this interview series.

By Sarah Cullen 

 

Perspectives: Mothers In Advertising

How would you describe the culture at your agency? And does that culture compliment the juggling act of being a working mother?
Ogilvy are definitely trying to make it work for senior females in their organization. Whilst the culture wasn't deemed to be a particularly female friendly one in recent years it is definitely a place where the focus is on making this right. I have found them to be hugely supportive and whilst i have returned full time, I have seen many women work from home on Fridays and have a slightly more flexible working week.
What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of being a working mother?
Feels like you are winning mentally and emotionally.
Has being a mother enabled you to be better at your job; and how?
Better perspective and less angst ridden.
What advice would you give to other mothers who are trying to find the right work and life balance?
Ensure your childcare is going to give you peace of mind so you can focus on work at work and baby when you are home.
What changes do you hope to see for future working parents?
Better maternity leave across the globe. Less stigma attached to being a mother when you come back to work. Somehow people think you'll check out when the reality is your brain in relation to work is exactly the same.....or at least it was for me.