Funded by CERIC, Canada Career Counselling sought to understand the gap in regards to women’s career development and develop resources for employers and women experiencing maternity leave career transition.
Women make up approximately 50% of Canada’s labour force and account for 58% of post-secondary graduates. Of the working women who do become mothers, 90% will take a maternity leave. However, 36% of new mothers feel that taking maternity leave negatively impacts their opportunity for promotions, career development and career progression.
This interactive webinar was developed for anyone who employs, leads, manages, trains, coaches or otherwise supports mothers in the workplace, including adoptive, pregnant and parenting women. You will learn about some of the research stemming from this National project, as well as strategies to effectively manage maternity leave career transitions so you can better engage and retain talented women.