Courageous experiments: helping parents thrive at work

Fellowship Event


Dr. Cross Room, Rawthmells Coffeehouse

  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

Hear bold ideas from HR directors, exec leaders, innovators and managers on supporting parents to thrive at work, and what they’ve learnt on implementation.

Too often parents feel they have to choose between being a good parent and a fulfilling career. This event, jointly hosted by the RSA and Leaders Plus, seeks to showcase inspiring and brave ideas to support parents in the workplace.

At this informal breakfast event you will hear from a wide range of speakers who are implementing bold ideas to support parents at work and address the gender pay gap. You will be able to share your ideas by networking with like-minded HR directors, exec leaders, and fellow working parents.


You will hear from the following speakers give brief talks on innovative ideas:

  • Verena Hefti, CEO & Founder Leaders Plus

  • Alan Lockey, Head of the Future Work Centre at the RSA

  • Emma Francis, Senior Manager Corporate Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion, Zurich

  • Catherine Isaacs, Operational Manager for Looked After Children, Islington Council

  • Hanna Pimavana, RSA Student Design Award Winner .

  • Anthony Fitzpatrick, Head of Employee Relations and Global Policy, Aviva

  • Samantha Bethune, Leaders Plus Fellow, Head of Content Planning at HSBC, on a career break

  • Emma Codd, Former Managing Talent Partner UK, Currently Partner at Deloitte and Global Special Advisor for Inclusion,  Deloitte

Babies are welcome – there are highchairs and baby change facilities at RSA House.

Book your place using the link above.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

Location: Dr Cross Room, Rawthmells Coffeehouse, The RSA, 8 John Adam St, London, WC2N 6EZ

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