Supporting working dads on International Men’s Day:
Our coaching consultancy for parents at work has celebrated International Women’s Day every year; but we now fully realise that’s only one side of the equality puzzle.
Millennial men are torn between a rock and a hard place: modern societal pressures mean that men need and want to spend more time on their fatherhood responsibilities, but outdated organisational policies, cultural expectations and leadership styles do not support this.
We are supporting International Men’s Day because we believe that awareness needs to be raised to:
From a policy perspective, the vast majority of organisations pay enhanced maternity pay but not enhanced paternity pay.
We are on a mission to work with organisations to realise the potential ALL their working parents – mums and dads alike. It’s only by both men and women working together can we improve.
The time is right too. This year’s Modern Families Index by Working Families brought a crucial message to all of our agendas: If we don’t support working dads in our organisations we run the risk of the ‘fatherhood penalty’ – this generation of fathers losing out on either parenting or career opportunities, or both:
Together with our facilitator David Willans, founder of beingdads.com, we have developed 4 short 90-minute workshops for organisations to offer to their working dads:
If you would like to find out more about the workshops, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org