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Supporting KWM’s strategic priorities for gender parity

Making gender parity a strategic priority

How Do You Do It has 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 and share 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.

Increased engagement and clarity

Participant testimonial

“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

Download the full case study here to see how How Do You Do Its’ programs for the working mothers supported KWM’s strategic objectives.

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