Real Stories: Becoming a Sole-ParentIn this real stories interview we sit down with Vanessa from GAM Investments to discuss her journey of two very distinct experiences as a sole parent.
When achieving Pregnancy is your first ‘challenge’Trying for a baby is an intimate topic and one that doesn’t usually hold a place in work conversations. But what about when it has to? This is a situation that more and more employees are finding themselves in as they begin their journey to become parents and find that it wasn’t as straightforward as they had originally thought.
Managing Your Career as a Dual-Career CouplePedro Martins, Chief Growth Officer at Total Media, talks to Geraldine, founder and CEO of ECC, on how he and his wife, Fiona, made decisions as a couple about home and work. He reveals what’s worked for them as a busy couple with three young children and some of the challenges.
Concerned About What Could Happen to Your Career if You Have a Baby?Of course, motherhood comes with many advantages, but a higher income is not one of them! Motherhood is one of the most significant factors still propping open the gender pay gap – contributing to the lack of women on boards and in senior leadership roles. Use these insights to predict the challenges that may arise for you and work out how to mitigate their impact.
SurrogacyJim Ford, a Law Firm Partner, tells his story and gives his advice to others thinking about surrogacy. He also shares some helpful pointers for managers and colleagues on how they can support parents expecting through surrogacy and some of the common thinking and assumptions to avoid.
Real Stories: What You Should Know Before Having a FamilyWe interviewed Brian, a Lawyer and parent-of-one, to discuss the key things to think about before starting a family. He talks about the practicalities, the commitments and the importance of having open conversations with your partner.
Key Conversations to Have With Your Partner Before Becoming ParentsMany couples set out on their parenting journey with confidence that they will share responsibilities equally. If anything, men are more correct in assessing how they will divide time for career and family. Fiona Martins, Insights Manager, considers whats going on here and what you can do about it.
Real Stories: Sole ParentingWe interviewed Claire, a business owner, about her experience of being a sole parent. She tells us about the ups and downs before, during and after her pregnancy including the practical and emotional implications of going on this journey alone. She also reveals what she is most proud of!
Essential tips for Adoptive ParentsIn this video, David Ashley, Executive Coach, shares some essential tips for working parents going through the adoption process. Some of the topics he discusses are: the difficult emotions that may arise, the importance of communication with your employer and how to navigate questions from inquisitive colleagues.
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