Meet up

What to expect when you might (or not) be expecting

Tuesday, 29th March, Online Meetup

This meetup was organised by Rise (London Tech Ladies) in March 2022

Overview

To celebrate the month of International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day in the UK, Rise is hosting a panel to discuss the choices and challenges faced by women at work and working parents to help #breakthebias

According to the Equality & Human Rights Commission 54,000 woman a year are pushed out of their jobs due to pregnancy or maternity leave and 77% have faced negative or discriminatory treatment at work.

At the same time women can face a 'motherhood penalty' at work and can experience stigma for choosing a child-free life.

Who should join

Rise is hosting an open discussion with both working parents and non-parents by choice for:

  • Women who are thinking about becoming a parent can listen to a range of different perspectives to inform their decisions
  • People who would like to hear advice on how to navigate common parenting career hurdles
  • Anyone that wants to be an ally to women in the workplace and help #breakthebias

Come join the conversation!

Panel: What to Expect When you Might (or not) be Expecting

According to the Equality & Human Rights Commission 54,000 woman a year are pushed out of their jobs due to pregnancy or maternity leave and 77% have faced negative or discriminatory treatment at work. At the same time women can face a 'motherhood penalty' at work and can experience stigma for choosing a child-free life. This panel explores the choices and challenges faced by women at work and working parents to help #breakthebias



Andy Clark

Founder of ClarkMorgan, Andy has over 20 years of Global training and lecturing experience. In 2008, he was recognized by HKMA as “Outstanding Trainer of the Year”. In addition to training Andy has served as a personal coach and lecturer at Jiao Tong University and Tsinghua University and served as an MBA lecturer at Napier University.


Vanessa Henfrey

An enthusiastic, successful people and technology leader, with 20+ years experience in the IT industry - currently working for a UK Headquartered Software Development Company as a Development Director. She has always been passionate about people development, and now specialises in creating leaders and cultural change within organisations. Vanessa is an accredited trained corporate and life coach, helping businesses and people identify their goals and reach them. She has a special interest in helping young people get into work. She lives in London with her partner and teenage son, likes eating out, socialising and meeting new people.


Zoe Wilson

An experienced technical leader, with over 15 years experience of working with collaborative technologies, awarded Microsoft MVP and currently Director of Innovation & Customer Success. She is passionate about the ability of technology to solve complex customer outcomes and real-world problems. Zoe is a founding member of the Agilisys Women Empowerment steering committee, working to set positive female role models for girls in technology and striving to further the diversity and inclusion agenda for all minorities, not just for women in tech. Also among her passions is accessibility, and using the power of modern technology to empower everyone to be included, regardless of their circumstances.


Who's coming?

Attending Members