Ask the Experts – Creating Family Friendly Workplaces… for Men

01st December 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Style of Event: FREE for Corporate Members (Use CODE: BRANDYOU)
WiBF Member: AUD $0.00 Website Subscriber: AUD $20.00
12:15-1:00pm AEDT


For this webinar join Emma Walsh, CEO, Parents At Work and Founder of APLEN - a network started by a group of employers who are committed to making workplace more family friendly, with particular focus on gender equal parental leave.

Emma will take us through the business case for action for ‘sharing the care’, the major challenges holding men back and what progress is being made in Australian workplace to equip men with what they need to be able to take on more caring responsibilities. This will include case studying companies that are leading the way in the area.

Pre Work

We encourage all attendees to prepare for this event by bringing a curious mindset and being open to challenge on you’re the obstacles and success factors to creating a family friendly workplace for your male and female colleagues.


The WiBF Ask the Experts Series events provide an opportunity for members to grow their knowledge in topics relevant to the industry.


In this webinar, participants can expect to learn more about how:
1. Men want to do more 'sharing the care’ YET current paid parental leave schemes and family friendly policies disadvantage men as caregivers 2. There are significant benefits to both communities and business when organisations embrace family friendly initiatives for all 3. Those organisations that are leading with best practice family friendly policies and practices are experiencing a genuine Return on Investment.


Emma Walsh is the CEO of Parents At Work, a social enterprise supporting both parents and organisations to better manage the challenges that employees face when juggling work and family life. Emma is an author, international speaker and passionate campaigner for improving parental leave and flexible work rights for working parents. She also makes significant contributions to the development of aspiring female leaders through leadership programmes with companies including QBE, Westpac, Lion and Deloitte . Emma has been shortlisted for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year and has been officially recognised by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2015 for her contribution to supporting families at work and Parents At Work was named Top 200 Business of Tomorrow by Westpac.