Positioning Yourself for Promotion as a Parent

Get practical strategies and fresh ideas on how to get promoted as a working parent

Wednesday, January 26th 9.30am - 11.00am, Virtual Panel Discussion 

Join us for an insightful panel discussion featuring ambitious parents in senior roles from a range of sectors, all whom secured promotion whilst bringing up their young families. Expect practical tips and honest reflections on how to progress your career whilst juggling a young family, ensuring you can move your career forward without leaving your family behind.


  • when is the right time to go for a promotion
  • how to be seen as 'promotion material' without working long hours
  • how to get promoted when you work part time or aren't in the office
  • how to ensure your hard work doesn't go unnoticed
  • how to convince your employer to allow you to work flexibly in a new more senior role


26 January 2022 | 9.30am - 11.00am | Panel Discussion

About Your Host and Speakers

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

Verena Hefti 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 hundreds of ambitious parents who have successfully returned to senior careers after maternity leave/shared parental leave and adoption leave and enjoys bringing like minded people together who aren't afraid to challenge thinking. Verena also runs the award winning Leaders Plus Fellowship Programme which supports ambitious working parents who wish to accelerate their careers.

Zarlashta Behzadi, Content Strategy Manager at Citizens Advice and Leaders Plus Fellow 2021

Luzy D - Leaders Plus

Lucy Duszczak – Senior Online Sales and Digital Manager, Youth Hostels Association and Leaders Plus Fellow 2020

Melissa Hillier - WHY

Melissa Hillier – Chief Executive Officer at We Hear You (WHY) and Leaders Plus Fellow 2021

Louise Elizabeth Walton, Director, Internal Communications, Global Finance and Specialist Functions at HSBC and Leaders Plus Fellow 2018