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The MumExec program offers mothers engaged in paid employment an opportunity to build a support network with like-minded mothers in their community.

Sessions will take place one weekday evening per month between September and June (inclusive) and registration is for all 10 sessions.

New for this year: Seven scheduled social evenings, in additon to the regular scheduled monthly meeting.

The MumExec program does not include a fitness component and no childcare is provided.

NOTE: MumExec, launched two years ago, continues as a pilot program for 2011/2012 in a new west-end location. Sessions will be held at Humbercrest United Church, near Jane and Bloor.

The monthly program includes a 1.5 hour discussion segment that is facilitated by volunteer leaders that varies from month to month. Members have an opportunity to lead programs ranging from informal discussions to guest speakers.

Discussion topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Determining what work/life balance means for you
  • Achieving work/life balance
  • Asking for what you want in the workplace (such as promotions, pay increases, flexible arrangements, etc.)
  • Managing transitions on/off maternity leaves
  • Exploring childcare options and creating a childcare safety net
  • Building an effective business network
  • Managing your professional image


MumExec is restricted to mothers engaged in paid employment for the nine-month duration of the program (Sept. 2011 to June 2012, inclusive). It is structured like MumVet, in that there is a requirement that members assist with the monthly programming (shared programming).


Fees are $12 per session (there are 10 sessions), plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee (for a total of $145). Members must pay in full at the time of registration. Fees can be paid by cheque or cash.

For more information on fees, please see our registration page.

Locations, Schedule and Session Dates

The MumExec program is currently in a pilot stage and meetings are held in the west end at Humbercrest United Church.

Humbercrest United

16 Baby Point Road
(Jane and Bloor)

Wednesday, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Registration/Session 1

Wed. Sept. 14, 2011
Social: Wed. Sept. 28/11

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session 2

Wed. Oct. 12, 2011
Social: Wed. Oct. 26/11

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session 3

Wed. Nov. 9, 2011
Social: Wed. Nov. 23/11

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session 4

Wed. Dec. 14, 2011

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session 5

Wed. Jan. 11, 2012
Social: Wed. Jan. 25/12

7:30- 9:00 pm

Session 6

Wed. Feb. 8, 2012
Social: Wed. Feb. 22/12

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session 7

Wed. Mar. 21, 2012

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session 8

Wed. April 11, 2012
Social: Wed. April 25/12

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session 9

Wed. May 9, 2012
Social: Wed. May 23/12

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Session 10

Wed. June 13, 2012

7:30 - 9:00 pm

MumExec Pilot Takes Off: First year a success

Until last year, mums returning to work only had their memories of MumNet. But, with the October, 2009 launch of MumExec, mums working outside of the home had an opportunity to build a support network with like-minded mothers in their community.

The first MumExec group met monthly, engaging in lively discussions on topics ranging from managing your professional image to achieving work/life balance. A recent session covered entrepreneurship and negotiations at work. The session started with the group filling in a questionnaire, asking the mums whether they should consider running their own business. Mums then received homemade fortune cookies, containing thought-provoking questions or statements on negotiations.

Each question / statement was discussed, which led to further discussion on how men and women differ with respect to negotiation styles and traps that women often fall into when negotiating (such as divulging too much information). It turned out that there are a few women in the group that regularly renegotiate their salaries and they coached others on how to gain the courage, prepare and be successful.

Said MumExec founder and co-leader Alison Weyland, "This is the kind of session quality and content we're getting at MumExec. I can't say enough about the caliber of women in this group and their diversity across a wide variety of professions and experiences."

MumExec continues as a pilot program for the 2011/2012 year, at the Humbercrest United location.