Want to work for an employer that supports working parents? Jess Heagren is on a mission to help|E211 ⋆ TechPixies

Want to work for an employer that supports working parents? Jess Heagren is on a mission to help|E211

If you’ve tried to return to full-time work after having a baby, you’ll know what a struggle the juggle is. Pulled in 50 million different directions, you’re left wondering how long it’ll be before AI can create a clone of yourself so you can be in two places at once. 🤖

Or you feel so much like the walking dead you become one of the 85% of women who leave their jobs after having children. 🤯

But why should you have to walk away from a job you love after having a baby? Especially if you’re not ready to pull on a pair of brave pants to start your own business. 

For Jess Heagren, who quit a successful corporate career after having kids, that question is one she’s on a mission to solve. 

Here’s why you should tune in

From shocking conversations with recruiters to stats that’ll grind your gears, Joy and Jess sit down to chat about how to improve the workplace for working parents. Plus, the work Jess is doing to ensure that women can enjoy Careers After Babies through her employer accreditation scheme will have you cheering from the rooftops. 

Here’s what to listen out for:

[04:01] What happened when Jess returned from maternity leave?

[06:00] Jess helps mums looking for part-time flexible work.

[10:04] Joy’s struggle to find well-paid flexible work will resonate.

[16:20] Jess’s conversation with a female recruiter will shock you.

[19:05] What can companies do to keep parents in the workplace?

[23:39] More businesses need to follow in GlaxoSmithKline’s footsteps.

[25:04] How can businesses get accredited as a supportive employer for working parents?

Press play now and share with anyone you think needs a helping hand to improve the workplace for working parents. ▶️▶️▶️ 

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Useful links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Careers After Babies Report

That Works For Me

Connect with Jess


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