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How To Pretend You Care About Women At Work d&i strategies gender diversity inclusive leadership managing working parents motherhood working parents Feb 02, 2022

How to PRETEND you care about women at work

Provide training opportunities out of hours

Offering additional training and networking opportunities shows that you care about supporting and developing your female employees. However offering these opportunities outside of working hours can...

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What Can Employers To Do Support Pumping Mothers In The Workplace? d&i strategies managing working parents motherhood return to work Jan 31, 2020

The transition back to work after maternity leave for a new mother brings many challenges, one of which is being able to breastfeed. Too many mothers still feel they must make a choice between breastfeeding and keeping their job, and it is our role as employers to change that. 

The most...

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How To Advance Your Career Whilst Working Part Time (Part Two) career development d&i strategies motherhood smart and flexible working working parents Mar 08, 2019

How can you achieve your career goals and ambitions, whilst working reduced hours? This question is not only relevant to working parents but to anyone who wishes to pursue their professional aspirations and personal goals.

In part one of this three part series, we touched upon some of the things...

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Itโ€™s A No Brainer: The Power Of Flexible Parental Leave d&i strategies fatherhood managing working parents motherhood return to work smart and flexible working work life harmony working parents Sep 20, 2018

Paid parental leave is essential for children, important for families, and good for business. Parental support from the organisations they work for is something that prospective parents want, because they know intuitively that spending more time with each other and with their newborn is going to...

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How Employers Are Killing Opportunities for Working Mothers to Advance (and what you can do about it) career development d&i strategies inclusive leadership managing working parents motherhood smart and flexible working May 23, 2018

We recently celebrated Mother’s Day here in Geneva, Switzerland. Grateful children and dads took mums out to lunch, bought them flowers, ran them baths, and made them cards to show her how special she is to them and what a great job she does in the home.

But what about the job she does at...

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How to Improve Switzerlandโ€™s Ranking in Best Environment for Working Women career development d&i strategies gender diversity motherhood Mar 06, 2018

I may be competitive but 26th place for the best environment for working women is not an acceptable statistic for Switzerland. How can a country whose public system and quality of life outstrips so many other countries, be so poor at providing an environment where women can thrive professionally?...

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Top Ten Tips to Prepare for Motherhood d&i strategies motherhood pregnancy self care Nov 30, 2016

Hindsight is a wonderful gift and a particularly helpful one if you are pregnant for the first time. At Thrive we would like to share some top tips with you on how you can best prepare for Motherhood, so that the transition is as smooth as it can be, with fewer unknowns and unhelpful...

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What to pay attention to when you return to work after your maternity break career development d&i strategies motherhood return to work self care working parents Feb 12, 2016

This is such a personal journey that there is no script to follow. There is no right or wrong way of balancing parenthood and professional life. Each person has their unique way of balancing the two, based on their own value system, needs, motivations and aspirations. The only criteria here is...

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Transition to Parenthood - Tips for Professionals During Maternity Leave communication at work d&i strategies maternity leave motherhood work life harmony Jan 31, 2016

First of all, congratulations!

For each parent, this is such a personal journey that there is no script to follow. Instead here are some tips to help you be mindful of and embrace the changes.

As the Professional woman:

You hopefully agreed boundaries before your maternity break and they are...

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