Lori Mihalich - Levin, Esq

CEO of Mindful Return and a Parental Leave Expert

Lori Mihalich - Levin, Esq, was the healthcare partner of a large international law firm who recently stepped down to focus on her other leadership role as the CEO of Mindful Return.

She created an innovative paid benefit and modernized the workforce by offering a program that has proven success in using mindful approach and helping more than a thousand new parents navigate the back - to - work transition from parental leave as well as 85 employers retain 85% of their new parent talents.

She coached anxious and overwhelmed new parents practical strategies to help them feel calm, confident, and connected during their re-entry  transition from parental leave and how to use the skills they gained through their caregiving experiences to advance their leadership qualities even during COVID.

Lori has been a persistent women leader in her vision to address the leaky pipeline of highly capable women leaders and therefore when she was still a partner she pushed hard for and succeeded in obtaining: (1) permission to start a working parent affinity group at the firm; (2) permission to expand this group beyond lawyers and to professional staff; and (3) the elimination of the primary and secondary caregiver distinction in the parental leave policy for lawyers at the firm. (Her hope and dream is that this one day becomes the policy for all firm employees.)

In addition, she is a sought after speaker for topics related to work-life integration, time management, and mindfulness for busy professionals.

Lastly, she is also the author of the book Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave, and is the co-host of the Parents at Work Podcast, and works with dozens of AmLaw100 and 200 firms through her programs for working parents.  Her thought leadership has been featured in publications including Forbes, The Washington Post, New York Times Parenting, Thrive Global, and The Huffington Post.

You can also see her insight in this article below:


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