Making gender parity a strategic priority
How Do You Do It have been working with leading law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) since 2014 to support the working parents within their organisation and among their clients with coaching for both working mothers and fathers. This case study looks specifically at the coaching programme for working mothers which supports two strategic priorities for KWM, namely:
- Support the gender parity strategy and execution for female retention and progression to partner
- Equalise the experience and outcomes for men and women within the firm after they have become parents
Working mothers coaching programme outline
The coaching program for working mothers consists of group coaching sessions once a mother has returned to work after parental leave and is often extended to clients of KWM to strengthen key relationships andshare the benefits of the course more widely. Courses have been run face to face since 2014 in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth and since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic all have been developed for virtual delivery. Participants benefit hugely from the network developed in a group coaching environment and the multi-session approach over several months ensures a period of ongoing support and time for reflection as working mothers make the transition back to their careers.
Increased engagement and clarity
This case study looks at the impact over time of this support and in particular increase in clarity, engagement and ability to achieve success among attendees on the programs.
“It reinforced the benefits of being a working mother. The values exercise was excellent as it clarified my choices and enabled me to own my choices and lose the “victim position” that I
sometimes took.” Working Mother at KWM
More case studies – See how we have supported other clients with their working parents’ programmes.