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Re-entering the workforce after having kids can be a difficult endeavour. President Halimah Yacob said in a recent dialogue that more needs to be done to retain women in the workforce after they’ve taken some time off to look after their kids.
Sharing that belief, Stacy Chow, founder of Baby Express, says that “having a career and being able to earn an income in our modern society gives women a chance to be independent, and maybe live a better life“.
As a mother of four, Stacy often faced hesitation from potential employers, and found it tough to secure a job. That prompted her to start Baby Express, a business that specialises in portable breastfeeding products for working mums, in 2019. Now, the 34-year-old, whose children are 17, 11, five and three, aims to provide mums with affordable and reliable breastfeeding products, as well as an accessible side hustle. Keep reading to find out her #MumStory.