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Just found out I’m pregnant with my first (married). It’s a welcome surprise but was hoping to make manager summer of 2021. What should my move for promotion be? I’d be due in Nov, mid years are Dec.

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I made director while out on leave (back week before Year End promotions and leave was 5 months for me). The trick is establishing and documenting performance to date and talking up promotion want and readiness with your EMs, coaches, partners, etc. But as another response says you and baby come first. Enjoy the ride.

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Congrats! I’ve heard of people getting their promotion notices while they’re out on leave, but the struggle of continuing to be a great performer while pregnant is real. Take care of yourself and baby first, and see how your body responds but don’t overwork yourself. Even if your promotion is set back a little, it’s not much in the greater scheme of things.

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Aren’t mid years harder to get? Just start talking to people about this ASAP and make clear it is your near term goal.

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