About Working Mumma

Working Mumma is a community for working mums that provides support, inspiration & connection so you can thrive managing the juggle of motherhood & career.

We all know the juggle is real. Working Mumma aims to support women from all walks of life who are planning a family, pregnant, on maternity leave or working with children be able to have a successful career and be a mum.   

The concept had its genesis when Carina O’Brien was 6 months pregnant with her first child. With maternity leave approaching, she went searching for inspiration as she approached this new phase in her life. Determined to return to her successful career in communications, she found herself disappointed by the lack of useful support, tips, and stories of working mothers available to her and other career-minded mothers. So, like many other people, if you can't find what you are looking for - build it yourself! 

From there, the concept of Working Mumma was created and continues to grow and evolve over time.


Today, there are over 3,500 people having a connection with Working Mumma and this continues to grow through the Working Mumma Village membership, Working Mumma podcast, free Facebook community, Instagram, LinkedIn and the blog. 

Being a working mum can be lonely and you don't have to do it alone - there is a community of fellow working mumma's cheering you along the way. 

Meet Carina O'Brien


Lovely to meet you!

I am a wife, sister, friend, and mum to 2 boys (3 years & 7 months - yes it's a busy house!), an angel baby, and fur baby.  I enjoy being active, and going for a run is my thing.  I also enjoy a nice glass of red or gin in front of the fire with hubby.  

In 2019, I founded Working Mumma, and continue to build a community that engages with over 3,500 women to support them in navigating their journey of motherhood and career.

My career is a patchwork of different experiences, working across IT, sports management, strategy & marketing/communications functions, in organisations from small start-ups to large multinationals. Like my work background, my study has also been varied. My undergraduate degree was in IT/IS and I later completed post-graduate studies and obtained my Masters in Management. I have a thirst for knowledge & believe you never stop learning in life and looking for new ways to grow and develop.

I am open to speaking engagements and appearing on your podcast and can talk on a variety of topics relating to juggling motherhood and career, such as (but not limited to):

  • the mental load of motherhood 

  • mum guilt and understanding your why 

  • advocating for women in the workplace and childcare arrangements 

  • the foundations of managing the juggle - home, self & career 

  • 5 steps to thriving as a working mum 

  • confidently returning to work after maternity leave 

  • planning maternity leave 

Connect with me on LinkedIn 

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Join the community

Join the Working Mumma Community and engage with other mothers in a supportive and respectful community.  The group has been set up to be a safe environment for Working Mumma's to ask questions, seek advice, share experiences in a vibrant and supportive community. 



One aspect of Working Mumma is celebrating and sharing the stories of working mothers. The aim is to share one story of a working mumma each week #inspiringmummas to support and inspire others. If you would like to share your experiences, please click here.  

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