Session: The Impact of Maternity on Careers in Tech
An interactive and informative look at how the maternity transition impacts on women at work. It covers:
The lived experience of women in the workplace when they go through the maternity transition, including the biases that impact on their re-engagement, confidence and progression.
Evidence that shows what is happening to women today, so that managers and
colleagues understand the importance of supporting returners on retention and how barriers to participation impact on the gender pay gap.
Ideas for how participants can successfully blend their own working lives with
parenthood, so that they feel understood and that this is an organisation that values returning mums.
How to ease the transition back into work, from the perspective of women returners, colleagues and managers/HR, so everyone goes away with something they can do to improve the experience of maternity returners.
- The impact of the maternity transition on women at work.
- How managers/HR/colleagues can improve the experience of maternity returners.
- How to help women have a positive experience when they go through the maternity transition, so that they stay and continue their career progression.
Emma specialises in supporting STEM organisations to help them re-engage their women returners, through maternity coaching, training and return-to-work consultancy. Emma started her career in science and has a chemistry PhD. Before taking a maternity break, Emma worked as a director in a variety of sectors. She has extensive, first-hand expertise in business transformation and leadership. Following a maternity break, Emma gained a Certificate in Coaching with the University of Cambridge. She has worked as a consultant, trainer and executive coach since 2015. Emma’s experience in successfully climbing the corporate ladder and being a working mum, gives her a 360-degree perspective on both the needs of maternity returners and the organisations they work for.