30 April, 2009

Citi’s Maternity Transitions Programme wins 2009 Opportunity Now Award for Innovation!

Congratulations to Carolanne Minashi and the team at Citi on winning this award. Managing Maternity is proud to partner with Citi in this ground-breaking work. Our group coaching programme for women during pregnancy, maternity leave and on return to work was recognised as cutting edge and enabling Citi to view maternity “as a developmental experience”.

Opportunity Now Case Study reports: “For pregnant employees and women returners Citi has introduced three workshops, which it runs quarterly. The half day workshop for pregnant employees covers business planning for a structured transition with their Manager, the psychological and practical implications of becoming a mother, and information on relevant policies and benefits. The mid leave workshop has proven invaluable in helping women frame their return to work strategies. The post maternity workshop addresses how individuals can manage the balance of motherhood and returning to work. In addition to these helpful workshops Citi also provides one to one telephone coaching for women returners and executive coaching on the transition back to work for senior women.”

Citi wins 2009 Opportunity Now Award for Innovation!

Congratulations to Carolanne Minashi and the team at Citi on winning this award. Managing Maternity is proud to partner with Citi in this ground-breaking work. Our group coaching programme for women during pregnancy, maternity leave and on return to work was recognised as cutting edge and enabling Citi to view maternity “as a developmental experience”. This is strong support for our concept of Maternal Leadership.

28 April, 2009

Gender Equality Duty implications for part-time work in Civil Service?

According to Working Families, Part-time work “plays a significant part in women’s lifetime patterns of employment.”  Research has identified that the lack of good quality part-time work is a barrier to women working to their potential and is a contributor to the gender pay gap.

Working Families has undertaken research “to better understand the experience of someone seeking to work part-time in the Civil Service and to look at the effectiveness of the Gender Equality Public Sector Duty. These issues are inextricably linked. The Gender Equality Duty is there to prevent discrimination from happening in the first place. Increasing the availability of good quality jobs on a part-time basis is a vital step towards encouraging more women, particularly those with parental or caring responsibilities to apply. For an individual seeking a part-time role the good will or good practice of some departments, whilst encouraging, will only be of real value if it can be adopted on a wholly different scale across the Civil Service.”