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Maternity leave in the workplace: challenges and opportunities

The GW4 network for Maternity Leave in the UK invites you to discuss all matters related to current and shared paternity leave over two mornings.

  • 17 May 2021, 10.00am to 21 May 2021, 12.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

This event will take place on the two mornings of 17 and 21 May. You are encouraged to attend both.

The network has set out to comprehensively analyse the impact of maternity leave and shared leave policies in the UK on career progression and wellbeing of women across different sectors. Research stems from current work analysing interesting patterns in academia and differences in maternity leave uptake between academic and professional staff.

The network would like to widen analysis into other sectors. The dual purpose is to understand employers and employee perspectives and to motivate future research into maternity leave, as a potential leveller for reducing the perceived gender gap in career progression.

For this work to be of benefit to society, the network would like to engage with those who have first -hand experience of the policies in practice. They want to hear your views.

The network needs your help to shape the research so that it addresses questions and provides right solutions to the challenges families, employers, and policymakers face in relation to family friendly policies.

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