Are you thinking about returning to paid work, but don't know how you'll balance it with family commitments? This two hour workshop will inspire you to set a new course for your career and life journey. From flexible working and knowing your rights to exploring new options, navigating emotions and daily logistics. We bring together a panel of experts for the ultimate pep talk on reshaping your working life after a career break.
Hosted by Shevonne Hunt from Kinderling Kids Radio.
Creche provided by Upswing: $20 per child for 2 hours.
MEET THE PANEL
Sarah is a co-founder of Puffling, a marketing strategist, diversity advocate and change agent for flexible working solutions. After working in the marketing and advertising industry for 15 years, when she had her two children, she realised there was a shortage of part-time flexible work options for senior women. The idea for Puffling was then born - matching two women together to create a job-sharing partnership and placing them in a full-time position together. No compromise on seniority and no compromise on salary.
Jayne Anderson is a Walkley award winning, journalist, author and mother of four. After working full-time as a television producer while raising children, Jayne went on a journey of discovery. She wanted to know how other women were combining motherhood and paid work. She spent 8 years interviewing women who were doing everyday jobs, and women who had reached the top in their career, such as Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanja Pliberseck, actor Rachel Ward and anti-nuclear activist, Helen Caldicott for her book, Working It Out: Career, Family and You.
Kirsty is a co-founder of The Parents Village, a perinatal support service for new and expectant parents. She is also a psychologist and HR/learning and development specialist with over 18 years experience in careers coaching, leadership training, and consulting across various industries in the corporate sector. As a mother of two, Kirsty also understands the key considerations and challenges that come with being a working parent. She is passionate about assisting her clients to realise their needs and strengths, and to leverage their potential in order to reach greater fulfilment and balance in their careers.
Sarah is a mother of three under five, a human rights lawyer, who has worked within small and large organisations in the public, private and community sector. She now works in consulting in human services transformation at a big professional services firm. Sarah loves a full life and sees flexible working as the ticket to meaning at home, at work and in life. She hopes to share some of the lessons, challenges and opportunities on making it work.