Supporting working dads

Online event
Thursday, 11 November 2021
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (UK time)
    • Elliott Rae, Founder, MusicFootballFatherhood (MFF) (& Author, DAD)
  • Inclusion & Diversity

In this IIL inclusion and diversity panel discussion, Elliot Rae explores how fatherhood has changed over the last few decades and current expectations from working dads (particularly since the pandemic), the challenges modern dads face, the benefits to supporting working dads (including reducing the gender pay gap, wellbeing, children’s outcomes, attraction and retention) and how organisations can support working dads through policy (including parental leave and flexible working policies), line management and culture.

Do you know that:

  • 39% of new dads are concerned about their mental health
  • The large disparity in the gender pay gap starts when the first baby is born into a family
  • Since the pandemic, 1 in 3 families are looking to share caring responsibilities more equally in the future

In this session, Elliott and a panel of dads from the insurance industry will open a conversation about how workplaces can support working fathers, how to create a truly inclusive organisation and learn more about the benefits of supporting working dads to families, businesses and society. This is an interactive panel discussion that includes breakout groups, a panel of dads from your organisation and even a quiz with a book giveaway.

Learning objectives:

  • Why supporting working dads is so important
  • How to create family-friendly people policies
  • How to create an inclusive culture where all working dads are supported in being active parents at home

Please note, the playback of this webinar is no longer available.

  • Online event

Booking information:

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly after booking. If you have not received this within one hour, please contact Patricia Pedraza (020 7397 3911).

CII Accredited

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