Why Lindsey Ivie Believes Childcare is the Key to Increasing Diversity in the Workplace

Lindsey Ivie is the co-founder of Ivie League Consulting and Director of Strategic Partnerships with Nexus IT Consultants. She specializes in helping companies generate revenue through strategic partnerships and account based marketing. Lindsey supports the professional community in Utah by hosting LinkedIn Local, as well as multiple other events to bring the community and thought leaders together.

As a mother of 3, Lindsey understands the challenges of being a mother and professional, and has made part of her mission to empower women who want to excel in their careers and still emotionally provide for their families.

When did you and your husband Jon start Ivie League?

John started Ivie League in April 2017 and I came on board September 2017.

Who are some of your clients?

Our current clients are Align BI and Merchant Solution Services.

You are the proud mom of three, having just had your third child in September. So everyone wants to know, how do you manage everything?

You really need to let go of things that are out of your control. I have accepted that my house will be messy with a 3 year old, 4 year old, and 4 month old and that is okay. John and I work as a team to manage the kids, home, and work life. Also, naps, lots of naps on the weekends.

What are some of the things you'd like to improve for women here in the Salt Lake Valley?

I would love to see better child care options for women returning to work. For my first two kids I was going back to work as early as 6 weeks after giving birth. Moms really need to have that bond with their newborn. This especially helps moms who are dealing with postpartum after pregnancy. I struggled with baby blues right after having Skye last September and it really helped having her with me for those first few months while I was transitioning back to work. Companies should be more open minded to babies in the workspace. I understand that it is not possible for everyone, but there are cases where it is very doable.

What is a perfect day off for you? What are some of the places you like go to for brunch, or for the kids, or maybe for date night?

A perfect day would include taking my kids on some sort of adventure, going to Ruth's Chris, and of course taking a nap. I love food and sushi and tacos are at the top of my list.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I find joy in helping people succeed. I want to see the powerful women I know accomplish their goals and have their startups take off. I want my daughters to know that they can do anything they put their mind to. Seeing my kids push through challenges and find joy in learning.

What is your greatest fear?

Living in my comfort zone and not pushing the limits.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I have always been a worrier and let things get to me. I stress about things that I have no control over. I blame my grey hair on that.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Inauthentic people. Just be yourself and it's okay to have flaws.

Which living person do you most admire?

My father-in-law James Ivie. He has the ability to connect with people instantly. He finds so much joy in playing and connecting with his grandchildren and is always serving others. I love how he can light up any room and accepts and loves everyone.

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