23 January, 2020

Parental leave: overcoming stigmas & stereotypes

Parental leave: overcoming stigmas & stereotypes

The Queensland Chapter of Women in Drinks is holding a special event next month focussing on "Parental leave: overcoming stigmas and stereotypes".

Please join the Women in Drinks team for an open discussion on the issues surrounding parental leave. This is a not-to-be-missed event for those working at every level of the drinks industry.

Guest speakers will be Parents at Work CEO Emma Walsh and Lion's Inclusion and Diversity leader Jodie Littlewood.

Walsh is the Founder and CEO of Parents At Work – a social enterprise established in 2007 to improve the lives of parents and carers by creating family friendly workplaces. Walsh collaborates with employers, policy makers and industry professionals to improve gender equality outcomes at work and at home by mainstreaming flexibility and parental leave for men and women. Her career has spanned more than 15 years, with specialties including leadership development, and career development and coaching.

Littlewood has spent 14 years in human resources and the last three years as the corporate Inclusion & Diversity Leader at Lion. She is a champion of gender equality in the workplace, and instrumental in delivering many key business strategies including flexibility programs and 50:50 gender targets. As a change leader, Littlewood partners with businesses and teams to engage and empower them through the why, what and how of the Inclusion and Diversity journey. 

Littlewood will interview Walsh, who will discuss the challenges of parental leave and the rewards that come from creating family-friendly workplaces.   

Event details

Time: 5.30-7.30pm

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Venue: Alehouse – Castlemaine Perkins (XXXX Brewery), Corner Black and Paten Streets, Milton, Queensland

Cost: $35/person, includes canapes & drinks

$5 from each ticket will go to the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG). Tickets are strictly limited. Limited free car parking is available at the venue. There is also metered car parking available in the surrounding streets.

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