The Expecting Entrepreneur: A Guide to Parental Leave Planning for Self Employed Business Owners


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Arianna Taboada
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7.5 X 9.25 X 0.23 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH, is the founder of The Expecting Entrepreneur(TM), a consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs design parental leave plans that meet their business model and personal needs. Her highly personalized services for entrepreneurs incorporate both her expertise as a maternal health professional and her own experience as a business owner and mother. Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, a social work trainee, a reproductive health researcher, and a yoga therapist.Arianna speaks and writes about parental leave and respectful maternity care as an issue of social justice, human rights, and economic equity. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Health Equity, Advances in Social Work, and Ethnicity & Health. She is a coauthor of Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School, published by The University of Illinois Press in 2020.Arianna completed two traineeships with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the US federal government's Health Services and Resources Administration-one at the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities and another at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Master of Social Work and a Master of Science in Maternal and Child Health. She is also an in-house senior researcher at Hopelab, a social innovation lab focused on developing health and emotional well-being interventions for adolescents and young adults, including those who are pregnant or parenting.Arianna is bilingual, binational, and bicultural, and has spent much of her life working across the US and Mexico. She currently lives, works, and plays with her family in Berkeley, CA. Learn more at