E48. Supporting Breastfeeding Moms with Kate Torgersen

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“When the boundaries between work and life totally went away, I think we were all forced to reconstruct them.” – Kate Torgersen

Milk Stork is a breastmilk shipping company that helps working women get their breastmilk home to their infants. Kate Torgersen is the founder and CEO and joined Aine to talk about the challenge breastfeeding moms face. Kate also had sage advice for those struggling with stress: address your stress, don’t dismiss it. Listen for more.

Kate Torgersen had a demanding job that required her to travel consistently. This created a nightmare scenario as a nursing mother on the road. Unable to find a solution to get her breastmilk home to her infants, she created one instead.

This week on Rock Your Joy, Kate Torgersen joined Aine to discuss her company, Milk Stork, a courier service for working women that gets their breastmilk home on demand. She talked about how women are communicating their worth and have helped get employers to offer Milk Stork as a benefit. She also discussed why she had a reckoning with her stress levels. Take a listen!

  • (03:17) – Keeping women at the table

  • (04:24) – Born out of frustration

  • (09:07) – Creating demand with employers

  • (11:06) – Solutions in the pandemic

  • (14:56) – Working with family

  • (17:01) – Reckoning with stress

  • (20:34) – Balancing the scales

  • (27:13) – How is Kate cultivating joy?

Kate Torgersen is the founder and CEO of Milk Stork®, the first-ever breast milk shipping company. Since launching in 2015, Milk Stork’s award-winning services have supported breastfeeding, traveling moms at more than 700 companies, and Milk Stork has delivered more than 3,200,000 ounces of breastmilk – helping traveling moms maintain their commitment to breastfeeding.

Aine Rock is an artist, entrepreneur, mom and High Performance Coach working on becoming the best version of herself and inspiring others to do the same. Rock Your Joy is a place for women to share the unique ways they find, cultivate, and celebrate joy. We’re often so focused on things happening to us that we forget that joy exists within us. Tune in every other week as we find that joy, together.

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