Dual Career Couples: Thriving When Both of you Work in Demanding Careers

Hear from successful and ambitious couples discussing their thoughts on balancing parenting with two demanding careers in one household.

Wednesday, 14 September 13.00pm - 14.00pm, Virtual Panel Discussion 

Are you and your partner both ambitious?

Do you both want to have successful senior careers and also be there to enjoy your family?

Are you wondering how to best make this work, believing that neither of your careers should be put on hold because you are parents?

Join us for this lunchtime event to hear from a panel of highly successful couples that have made this work.

Hear their top tips and learning on combining dual careers whilst raising a young family

14 September 2022 | 13.00pm - 14.00pm | Panel Discussion

About Your Host and Speakers

Verena Hefti - CEO & Founder of Leaders PlusVerena Hefti MBE FRSA, CEO & Founder, Leaders Plus

Verena Hefti MBE is the multi-award-winning CEO of our social enterprise Leaders Plus and host of the five star rated Big Careers Small Children podcast. She has supported parents and employers from varied organisations such as HSBC, BT, Birthrights, the BBC, Salvation Army, the NHS and many others. She is an expert in equal access to career progression and supporting working parents and has received an MBE for her services to equality. Verena also runs the award-winning Leaders Plus Fellowship Programme which supports ambitious working parents who wish to accelerate their careers.

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