Managing Your Workload as a Working Parent

The above panel discussion was recorded on 7 May 2020 and hosted by Harvir Sangha the Founder of Doyenne and Verena Hefti, Founder and CEO of Leaders Plus. 

Managing workloads in senior roles can be challenging at the best of times, but with the added stress of full-time childcare during the Coronavirus Pandemic lockdown, all parents are feeling the strain.

During the panel discussion we discuss managing teams, managers, and home life during lockdown, but also what this might look like in the future.

You will hear from a range of inspirational speakers (details below) who each have taken a different approach to managing their workload whilst combining senior careers with bringing up children.

You will walk away with concrete ideas to tackle your own workload, strategies to cope during the pandemic, plus expert advice to ensure your career can flourish in the future. 

About Our Panel

Vicky Fox is Director of Regulation and Insight at the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. Vicky is responsible for IPSA’s Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses, which sets the regulatory framework for MPs, as well as all policy, validation and assurance work. She previously worked for the Electoral Commission and as a government lawyer. Vicky is a keen advocate for part-time and flexible working.

Rebekah Bostan is a Research and Data Operations Manager, leading a multi-disciplinary analytics team focused on African oil and gas developments at IHS Markit. Having worked part-time for the last 15 years, Rebekah is an advocate of healthy working cultures that ensure women remain part of the corporate workforce to create much needed diversity of thought and experience through to board levels. She was a 2020 Timewise Power50 winner.

Karen Eyre-White is a productivity coach and founder of Go Do, a coaching business which helps busy, overwhelmed people get more done. Karen was previously in Government as Chief Executive of a safety regulator. She set up Go Do following the birth of her daughter.

Susannah Hardyman is the CEO of Action Tutoring, an award winning education charity. Susannah works part time and is a Leaders Plus Fellow. Susannah was inspired to start Action Tutoring following working in the charity sector and as a private tutor, and recognizing the potential to make the benefits of tutoring available to those that might not otherwise afford it, using volunteers.

Hosted By

Leaders Plus is a social enterprise supporting leaders with young children to continue to progress their careers. We do this through an award winning Fellowship Programme for parents who don't want to choose between following their ambitious career dreams and enjoying their children. Our Fellowship includes a senior leader mentor, career acceleration support and a supportive network of cross sector peers.

Doyenne is a careers platform for ambitious women pursuing a better work-life balance. Access a range of free resources and expert career advice for career progression and personal and professional development.