gap, and that research suggests that having children is one of the most significant triggers for women dropping off the leadership pipeline. I would like to make a contribution to change this and support women who have babies to continue on the leadership career trajectory and bring together of movement of change makers, specifically also supporting corporate leaders to step up.
During my maternity leave I have set up the #leaderswithbabies event (see on twitter). It was the first of its kind, which took place in the House of Commons last week, chaired by Tulip Siddiq MP and attended by 60 parents and 50 babies. Attendees heard the honest stories of inspirational leaders such as Karen Blacklett OBE or Geraldine Strathdee CBE on how they managed to combine a leadership careers with looking after young children.
I want to take this to the next level and grow a movement of positive change makers and alliance of to enable more parents with caring responsibilities to combine a leadership career with looking after young children. I want to set this up as a social enterprise.
I plan to continue the #leaderswithbabies events as a series but also develop