Mom Life, With Cancer: You’re Not Dead! — Episode #089 With Emily Garnett

Emily Garnett is 32 years old. She recently celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary and her son’s second birthday. She was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer that same week.

Building An Online Community That Works — Episode #088 With Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy is building an online platform where women can discuss the most important issues they face in their personal and professional lives. So how did she create a supportive online space for women to connect with each other?

Birth as a Portal: An Invitation — Episode #087

We know that pregnancy and childbirth is a time of profound transformation for women. But could birth be just as powerful for fathers and co-parents?

Prepping for Maternity Leave — Episode #086 With Co-Host Cary Fortin (The Friendship Series)

While maternity leave in the U.S. is already problematic, it is even more challenging for female business owners and entrepreneurs.

The Fatigue is REAL — Episode #085 With Co-Host Cary Fortin (The Friendship Series)

Pregnant women and new moms deal with fatigue on a grand scale. Our bodies are doing a lot of work, and we are sleep deprived like never before. So, how do you function?

Making Friends: A Few Helpful Strategies — Episode #084

Maintaining meaningful friendships as adults can be a challenge, but you can take a proactive approach: yes, it takes work and commitment, but the benefits far outweigh the initial discomfort of putting yourself out there.

Cultivating Adult Female Friendships — Episode #083 With Co-Host Cary Fortin (The Friendship Series)

If you are working parent, chances are that career and family dominate your time and attention. So how do you make time to build new female friendships? Co-host Cary Fortin and I discuss how to foster existing relationships, start new ones and decide when it’s time to call it quits on a friendship that isn’t working anymore.

Doing Less in Business — Episode #082 With Co-Host Cary Fortin (The Friendship Series)

In planning for my second pregnancy, I thought about designing a business in Startup Pregnant that would serve my life: I got strategic about doing less.


The Startup Pregnant Podcast features interviews with pioneering women entrepreneurs, exceptional leaders, and new parents as they navigate what it takes to grow families and grow companies.

On this podcast, host and entrepreneur Sarah K Peck invites us to listen to stories of motherhood and startups, and what it means to create these new things from scratch. We take you behind-the-scenes in the lives of women throughout the journeys into pregnancy, birth, and business.

We hear from highly successful women (as well as co-parents and fathers) about the growing pains and collective wisdom they’ve gained by bringing new creations—whether businesses or children or both— to life. There isn’t one narrative for success: the show’s widely varying guests remind us that there isn’t just one story or one path to make your way in this world. Let’s get inspired to reinvent and reimagine what work and parenting can look like.

There is more than one story of motherhood, and more than one way to run a successful business. “Startup Pregnant” is about the deep-rooted power that growing businesses and babies requires, and about what happens at the intersection of parenting and work—what life really is. When we take on the adventures of raising businesses and babies, we go on a wild journey as people, professionals, and parents. That’s what this show is all about.

“I think that this podcast is at the forefront of a movement to redefine the requirements of work. As mothers, parents, and humans, we can’t continue to pretend at work that we don’t have a personal life, and the most valuable members of the workforce are starting to demand the flexibility to acknowledge both. I love hearing the real-life, nitty-gritty details of how various modern women are creating a setup that truly works for them in these interviews.”

Dacy Gillepsie

Founder, Mindful Closet


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This podcast is like the mentor or older sister you wish you had, with stories from modern women carving out a new vision of work, career, and family. 

Meet Sarah K. Peck, the show host:

Sarah K Peck is an author, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, a media company documenting the stories of women’s leadership across work and family. She’s a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), a 20-time All-American swimmer, and an entrepreneur. Her writing and work has been featured in more than 70 different blogs and publications, and she’s spoken at Harvard, Penn, Berkeley, the University of Virginia, and at conferences around the globe. She’s currently writing a memoir of working in the tech startup world while pregnant with her first kid.

Our wide range of guests join us in a conversation with truthful, honest stories about what it really looks like to be a parent and run a business.


The podcast looks at deep human questions around what it means to become a parent, grow a business, deal with success, and learn from failure. Motherhood, fatherhood, parenting, startups, and entrepreneurship are similar in so many ways, and this show gives us a chance to learn from these profound life-transforming journeys. 

“In My Experience,” — the Startup Pregnant mantra of collecting stories from one lens of experience, rather than attempt to tell widespread truths to apply to everyone.

“Teach me” — when we don’t know something, we embrace learning readily and we aren’t afraid of failure, looking messy, or being wrong.

“Good for you. Not for me.” — Amy Poehler — we can make many different decisions and there is no one right way to do it. Across it all we thread together the collective wisdom from birthing new projects and forging new identities, one story or experience at a time.

“You don’t have to do things the way they’ve always been done.” — We cultivate a curiosity around experimentation, exploration, and change. Just because it’s always been done one way, doesn’t mean we have to do it that way going forward.


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Become a podcast show sponsor today. We work with great companies and individuals to bring this show to life. You can support us through a $4/month “coffee” contribution or sponsor entire episodes. Head to our Patreon page to find out how to become a backer of the show. Some of our earliest supporters and backers include: Taskerly and Aeroflow Breastpumps, our first Master Patrons, and MeetEdgar and Fastrope Lab, our first Podcast Monthly Show Sponsors!

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