Gender Equality Network - leading practice in parental leave
At this Gender Equality Network, we heard the latest on what's leading practice in parental leave.
Leading practice parental leave policies go beyond the minimum legal requirements – not only do they help employers retain valued employees, they enable employees to balance their career with family transitions and promote a more sustainable work-life balance for both women and men. But what does leading practice actually look like?
At DCA’s Gender Equality Network, we took a deeper look at the elements of leading practice including:
- Paid parental leave
- Gender neutral policies
- Shared care initiatives
- Men and parental leave
- Supporting parents and carers more generally.
Led by DCA’s CEO, Lisa Annese, our panel of guest speakers discussed these elements and explored the steps required to implement a leading practice approach.
- Emma Walsh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Parents at Work
- Janin Bredehoeft, Research and Analytics Executive Manager, Workplace Gender Equality Agency
- Gina De George, Director - Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing, Talent, Deloitte and
- Alison Woolsey, Director - Diversity & Inclusion at Clayton Utz