“When the boundaries between work and life totally went away, I think we were all forced to reconstruct them.” – Kate TorgersenKate 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.If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Rock Your Joy in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.Podcast episode production by Dante32.
Kate Torgersen, Founder and CEO of Milk Stork, talks IVF, having twins, the lack of education around breastfeeding, and how she created Milk Stork
Show NotesKate is the founder and CEO of Milk Stork. She lives in Northern California with her husband and 3 kids.Her kids being at ages where she doesn’t have to oversee everything they doNot originally wanting to have kids, but changing her mind at 29 and getting her husband on boardGetting pregnant on their first round of IVF the first timeHer second IVF journey This round was much harderRealizing they needed to get a new car and save for three college tuitions all at once after finding out they were having twins Breastfeeding her twins for 18 months because she went that long with her firstBreastfeeding her first child was easy and greatHer twins were challenging - tongue ties, struggle with weight gain, etc. Her first 4-day business trip when she was still nursingHaving to pump a half gallon for each day she was going to be gone on top of having to pump while on her trip and figuring out how to bring it homeGoing through TSA with jugs of breastmilk, having to get more ice from the bartenderBeing frustrated on the way home and calling her dad to tell him about the idea behind Milk StorkWorking full-time, having three kids and breastfeeding and starting Milk Stork at the same timeCalling her dad because she knew he could help her figure it out Having to advocate for yourself at every step of the breastfeeding journey when you’re a mom Milk Stork evolving to help surrogates provide the milk to the baby and also helping people transport their milk when they move The lack of education and awareness around breastfeeding Not bringing employees on for the first three yearsAs a company, they were getting comfortable with their success, but having to pivot for 2020They’ve started partnering with smaller companies in childcare, telehealth, lactation, etc. Having researchers come to them who are doing studies on COVID and breastmilk2020 has forced her to feel her feelingsNot working at night anymore and prioritizing sleep and rest and NOT feeling guilty for itWanting her kids to feel safe, but to not lose a global perspective. And to be able to look at other people’s perspectives. Follow Kate on her personal Instagram, the Milk Stork website or Milk Stork Instagram. Follow the Mommin’ Podcast on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks so much for listening and for supporting our podcast! Please rate the show, leave a review if you liked what you heard and make sure to subscribe on Amazon Music, iHeartRADIO, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or TuneIn!
Episode 24: Kate Torgersen Built Milk Stork By Fulfilling a Need
This week on the pumpspot we were so excited to sit down with Kate Torgersen, the founder and CEO of Milk Stork and a mother of three. Kate founded Milk Stork when she was traveling and pumping for her twins, and was floored by the lack of resources, support, and understanding available for working, traveling, and pumping parents. Amy and Kate talk about what their journeys have been like as founders of breastfeeding companies, what the state of life is like for working parents right now, and how we can all do better to drive change.
39: Kate Torgersen: Helping Busy Mothers, New Career Paths + Finding Your Healthiest Self
The Balanced Life
Being a working mom comes with an array of unique challenges. Breastfeeding on its own can be demanding, but mixing it with working-parent life can be a recipe for stress. Today’s guest, Kate Torgersen, knows exactly what this struggle is like, and that’s why she created Milk Stork. Milk Stork was birthed from Kate’s own working-parent struggles and she now uses it to help other working moms who are committed to breastfeeding. In this episode she shares what it’s like for her to be a working mom, the challenges she’s faced this year, and tangible tips to make stress more manageable. Show Highlights: Robin shares how she discovered Milk Stork How Milk Stork was born What Kate’s current season of life looks like Kate shares what a typical day in her life currently looks like How to protect your time and set boundaries How Kate transitioned from being an archeologist to an entrepreneur The way challenges shift throughout parenthood What chores Kate doesn’t do and how she balances them Getting help navigating children’s education What inspired Kate to intermittent fast and how it benefits her lifestyle Navigating your health and getting back in shape after having a baby What 2020 taught Kate about stress Finding healthy new rituals Rapid-fire session Why meditation is important to find what you need Links: Balanced Life Sisterhood The Balanced Life on Instagram FREE 5-day Pilates Strong Challenge Intro to Intermittent Fasting The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung and Brian Nishii Dyson Cordless Vacuum Contact Kate: Milk Stork Instagram - Milk Stork Instagram - milkstorkmama Facebook - Milk Stork LinkedIn - Milk Stork
Ep 047: Golf And The Environment with Harley Kruse and Kate Torgersen
The Good-Good Golf Podcast
No Logue this week and while we miss him there is no shortage of good content as Harley Kruse steps into the co-hosting role and we welcome golf environmental specialist Kate Torgersen to the show. Kate advises clubs on returning as many indigenous species to their property as possible (among a bunch of other stuff). Links for this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (discount page) Kate Torgersen on [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/environmental_golf_solutions/, Facebook and Twitter. You can see Kate's website here Abbie Richards' YouTube Channel where she campaigns for golf to be banned
Innovation and Motherhood - The Story of Milk Stork with Kate Torgersen
The Insider Mom Podcast
In this inspiring episode, Kate Torgersen discusses how she founded Milk Stork, an innovative company solving a problem many new moms face. Having to travel for work, she wanted to find a way to get her breast milk back to her babies without having to carry a cooler around with her everywhere. So, she came up with an idea for creating Milk Stork, a company that safely ships breast milk for nursing mamas. In our interview Kate also covers how her company is adapting and working through the pandemic, by creating an online shop for mamas called The Mothershop, which carries products by moms for moms.To check out Milk Stork and The Mothershop go to: www.milkstork.comThis episode is brought to you by The Easy-Breezy Breastfeeding Online course. If you are a new or expecting mama and want to learn the top tips for breastfeeding, make sure to check it out. You can learn right from the comfort of your own home, with a course you can finish in less than a day! Just go to www.easybreezybreastfeeding.com Listeners of The Insider Mom Podcast can get 50% off with the discount code: LACTATION.
Kate Torgersen discusses the rewards and demands of being a working mother!
Mindfulness at Work
Kate Torgersen is the founder of Milk Stork, the first and only breast milk travel solution for working moms. In this episode, we discuss the challenges working moms face going back to work just weeks after having a child or going back at 12 weeks, which is some arbitrary number, and in either case, means the baby is not eating solid foods yet. She wants to know why we don’t have federally regulated paid leave for parents. We also discuss the need for affordable, universal, federally supported child care. After the stay at home order it's obvious to us, that high quality child care, higher paid teachers and higher paid care givers is imperative to help level the playing field and support working parents in our corporate culture. Kate also explains her personal reason for founding Milk Stork. After the birth of her twins, she needed and wanted to travel for work but it proved to be immensely difficult. She faced a dilemma, either travel for her job OR breast feed her babies. There was no way to do both without compromising her career, her breast-milk production, or her well-being. She thought, "I can't believe other women haven't experienced this or this problem hasn't been solved before". Ascribing to the belief that necessity is the mother of invention, she further said to herself, “If not me, then who ? If not now, then when?". She felt compelled to figure out an answer and opened an operation that allows for all working moms to travel and breastfeed efficiently. Kate shares all this wisdom and more, in our rich discussion. Born out of necessity since the stay at home order, she now offers products made with love by Moms, for Moms! Find them at The Mothershop™ https://www.milkstork.com/shop --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carapollard/support
Mom-Led Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Kate Torgersen
Creative Confidence Podcast
Starting a business from scratch is already an admirable undertaking. Now, try starting a business while breastfeeding 7-month-old twins, raising a toddler, and traveling for a full-time job. That’s exactly what Kate Torgersen did when she founded Milk Stork, the first breast milk travel solution for working moms. Now six years old, Milk Stork has helped thousands of working moms get their "liquid gold" home safely from business trips and is offered as an employee benefit by many large companies.Coe sat down with Kate for a candid conversation to celebrate Mother’s Day and honor working moms. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Kate Torgersen is in the niche business of facilitating the overnight shipping of breast milk for business traveling mums, or "Mom Badassery" as she calls it. Kate's story of mom-led innovation and entrepreneurship has been covered in outlets such as the Today Show, TIME, Forbes, People, NPR, and Fortune. Her brand Milk Stork is direct, bold and loved by moms, businesses and the press alike and has been named one of the Most Innovative Companies of 2019 by Fast Company. Today, you will find out why. Learn more about Milk StorkSupport the show – and get on monthly advisory calls with Fabian (in groups for both creatives as well as entrepreneurs)
In this episode Kate Torgersen demonstrates how innovative thinking is improving the lives of working mothers. Kate has an incredible story to share about the launch of Milk Stork, the world’s first (and only) breast milk shipping company. Her idea has been embraced by working mothers and enabling them to travel for work and maintain their breastfeeding commitment. It has been adopted by Fortune 500 companies throughout America as part of their employee benefits programs. In this interview we discuss how brands can tap into mothers’ innate ability to solve problems and their innovative ideas. For show notes head to: https://marketingtomums.com.au/podcast/ep22-with-kate-torgersen-innovation/