HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Stacey Delo

Motivational Expert in Recruiting, Retaining, and Returning Mothers to the Workforce


  • How to Retain Mothers at Work: Solutions Companies Need to Respond to the Five Questions Moms Ask Themselves Before Leaving Job
  • How to Make Work Work for You (Always and Especially During a Pandemic!): 10 Strategies to Set Yourself Up for Success At Work During this High Pressure Experience
  • Discovering What Is Your Turn to Do
  • Best Practices for Creating a Diverse Workforce
  • How to Return to Work After a Career Break


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Stacey Delo is the CEO of Après, a company connecting women returning to work after career breaks for caregiving with companies seeking talent and diversity. With a unique insight into what kinds of work cultures and structures to look for as well as tips on how to help women navigate work and life transition points, Delo and co-author Jennifer Gefsky provide a step by step on how women can make work, work for them in their book Your Turn: Careers, Kids, and Comebacks--A Working Mother's Guide (Harper Business).

Offering advice and inspiration to help women make the best possible career decisions for themselves and their families, Your Turn features stories and research from the members of Après as well as insights from hundreds of companies that are making the transition work for their employees. Delo and Gefsky provide a clear roadmap for how women can navigate key work and life transition points.

Along with working with companies to engage and retain women talent, Delo also shares her invaluable insights with women’s networking organizations, HR organizations, and executive leaders through dynamic presentations and workshops.

Prior to founding Après, Delo spent eight years as a journalist with The Wall Street Journal, where she hosted Digits, a live video program about technology. In addition to her work at WSJ, Delo has appeared on CNBC, Yahoo Finance and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Delo graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, holds a masters from American University, and is known for her work on The Ford Heights Four case to overturn the wrongful conviction of four innocent men in prison and on Death Row in 1996. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.

Praise for Your Turn:

“We can’t truly thrive in a workplace that doesn’t allow us to bring our whole selves to work. And too many women still feel that they have to choose between their career goals and their personal goals, often just as they are hitting their stride at work. Your Turn is the realistic yet positive guide today’s women need to help them navigate a career path that allows them to succeed in all parts of their lives.”
--Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO, Thrive Global

Your Turn is a must-read for every woman navigating her career, whether at the entry or executive level, as well as for all companies that are committed to not losing top talent. Recognizing that careers are not linear; Jen and Stacey lay out an array of creative strategies so you can design whatever path makes sense for you and be the entrepreneur and founder of your own life.”
--Gabrielle Raymond McGee, COO, Tory Burch Foundation

Your Turn recognizes that you can be both a great mother and a successful business person. Jen and Stacey shine a light on the possibilities for women during the caregiving years. Every woman should read this book to learn tips and strategies to carve her own path.”
--Jill Koziol, cofounder and CEO, Motherly

"Working moms may well be the U.S. economy's greatest untapped resource. Now, in Your Turn, Jennifer Gefsky and Stacey Delo provide an essential guide for moms trying to balance work with life - and offer a clear, action-oriented road map for employers. Your Turn lays out a path forward in which everyone can win."
--Joanne Lipman, author of That's What She Said

“This is the book that wasn’t out there when I crashed out of the work force after my first child was born, and the one I craved as I made my way back in. Non-judgmental, optimistic but realistic, Your Turn is the roadmap to finding your own way as a working woman with kids.”
--KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent

“Jen and Stacey don’t pretend to have all the answers— because only you can decide what’s best for you and your family—but they do have all the right questions to ask yourself as you navigate your personal and professional journey as a working mother, along with invaluable insight from hundreds of women and companies about what’s worked for them.”
--Tiffany Dufu, founder and CEO, The Cru, and author of Drop the Ball

“Jen and Stacey have written a smart, accessible guide for today’s working moms in a world where career decisions can be overwhelming and come with real consequences. This book will help you make smart financial decisions and get ahead of career confusion. It should serve as a lifelong resource throughout the long journey of your career.”
--Farnoosh Torabi, financial expert and author of When She Makes More