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Parenting Horizons Speaker Series

Date: 26th April 2024
Location: Virtual and in person

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our Parenting Horizons Speaker Series.

In 2024, the Diversity Project will collaborate with experts on the Parenting Horizons Speaker Series to help navigate support and understanding across the spectrum of parenthood.

Over the next eight months, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Fertility
  • Miscarriage / Baby loss
  • Adoption / Surrogacy
  • Childcare
  • Caring for children who struggle with their mental health

These five engaging topics will be covered via virtual live sessions over the coming months.

Please click on the topics below to view to register. This is for Diversity Project Members only.

Event Agenda

Fertility Matters at work...and here's why – Virtual – 29th February 2024

Fertility Matters at work…and here’s why – Virtual – 29th February 2024 – 12:30pm

The “Fertility Matters at work…and here’s why” webinar, is the first in the series and highlights the topic of fertility in the workplace and demonstrates why organisations need to commit to becoming/ being fertility-friendly. Topics covered will include understanding infertility, the prevalence of fertility treatment needs, the emotional and physical impacts of fertility treatment and loss, and how managers and colleagues can offer support. The event also sets the stage for future discussions on related topics.

This webinar is for Diversity Project members only.

Sylvain Agar, Diversity Project Ambassador

Becky Kearns , Co-Founder, Fertility Matters at Work

Natalie Silverman, Co-Founder, Fertility Matters at Work

Miscarriage, stillbirth and baby loss – Virtual – 26th April – 11am

Trigger Warning: baby loss

An estimated one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage.  An average of 8 babies a day are stillborn.  Some people will experience multiple losses.  Most workplaces have staff who have been or may be affected.

But many employers rarely have policies in place to help. Managers are not always clear on their responsibilities and colleagues may not know what to say.
Please join us on Friday 26th April at 11am, where we will be joined by the charity 4Louis, which helps support families through miscarriage, stillbirth and child loss. 4Louis will share their experience and their mission to help raise awareness, break the taboo and discuss how employers can support their employees.
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Adoption and Surrogacy – Virtual – Tuesday 11th June

Tuesday 11 June, 12:00-13:00

Dr Arlene Weekes, Senior Lecturer

Michael Johnson-Ellis, Co-CEO & Co-founder, My Surrogacy Journey

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Childcare – Virtual – Friday 5th July

Friday 5th July

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Caring for children who struggle with their mental health – Virtual – 23rd September

Sir Peter Wanless, CEO, NSPCC

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Introducing the Speakers

Image of Sylvain Agar

Sylvain Agar - Diversity Project Ambassador

Image of Becky Kearns

Becky Kearns - Co Founder, Fertility Matters at Work

Image of Natalie Silverman

Natalie Silverman - Co Founder, Fertility Matters at Work

Image of Dr Arlene Weeks

Dr Arlene Weeks - Senior Lecturer

Image of Micheal Johnson-Ellis

Micheal Johnson-Ellis - Co-CEO & Co-founder, My Surrogacy Journey

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