Her Ambitious Career

Ep 87 - 'Work Flexibility Is NOT a Woman's Issue, But An Economic One', with guest, Emma Walsh CEO Family Friendly Workplaces

April 04, 2023 Episode 87
Her Ambitious Career
Ep 87 - 'Work Flexibility Is NOT a Woman's Issue, But An Economic One', with guest, Emma Walsh CEO Family Friendly Workplaces
Show Notes

Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who expect more from their lives and careers.

My guest today is Emma Walsh, CEO of Family Friendly Workplaces.

  • Do you wish your company offered you and your team greater flexibility?
  • Do you feel your company understands your needs and values?
  • Does your company recognise that you have a life outside of the office?

In this episode, Emma and I are talking about flexible working, work-life balance and the need, especially post-pandemic, for workplaces to recognise that employees have critical needs outside of work.

Family Friendly Workplaces has established National Accreditation, here in Australia, for those companies who want to demonstrate, to employees (and potential future employees), that they are meeting minimum standards to be considered a 'family friendly' organisation  - which isn't just for parents, but for everyone.

Emma also shares how an individual might make a business case to encourage your company to seek out family friendly certification... so if you want to create change within your company, this is the episode for you!

Emma says:
"Don't underestimate the power of one voice in terms of instigating change in your organisation - you won't know until you exercise that voice." (Emma Walsh, guest of Her Ambitious Career podcast)


Guest Bio:

Emma Walsh is the Founder and CEO of Changing Places Group which includes the family of brands Family Friendly Workplaces, Talented Women and Parents At Work

The overarching purpose of the Changing Places Group is to support people to thrive at work and at home.

Emma provides work + family education, research and expertise, consulting widely to organisations, leaders and government on how to create family friendly workplace practices.

In May 2021, Emma was instrumental in developing a set of National Work + Family Standards providing employers with a benchmark to foster a family friendly culture. She led the charge in launching the Family Friendly Workplaces Certification program to recognise employers who meet the Standards.

Emma has been formally recognised by the Australian Human Rights Commission with a finalist business Award in 2015, has been shortlisted for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year and was a Winner of the Visa Business Awards. Parents At Work has also been named as a top 200 ‘Businesses of Tomorrow’ by Westpac.

To read more: www.familyfriendlyworkplaces.com


Host Bio:

Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 10 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. Find Rebecca: www.illuminategrowth.com.au

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