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What do women want from their jobs?

What do women want from their jobs?

Saturday 12 November 2016

What do women want from their jobs?


What women want from their careers and how to keep them in top jobs in Jersey will be up for discussion later this month.

Female talent retention is the subject of the next Women’s Development Forum being held at lunchtime on Wednesday 23 November at the Royal Yacht Hotel.

The event organised by the not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting working women in the Channel Islands starts at midday in the Hotel's Celestial Hall.

WDF Founder Michelle Johansen said: "The under representation of women at the top of organisations is well known, however, too often the simple explanation that women leave to have children and struggle to come back full-time is taken as the complete answer. This is often without organisations looking further into what women actually want to keep them fulfilled in long term careers.

"Our guest speaker, Finoa Pargeter, chartered psychologist and EMEA Head of Diversity & Inclusion at UBS, will look at research conducted into the reasons behind female attrition rates and together we will discuss how this relates to women in Jersey and importantly how we can influence change in the local system.

"Of course we cannot ignore the impact on women of juggling careers and motherhood but with an expected working life today of 50 years plus we need to expand this important conversation in order to fulfil our mission to support women in the Channel Islands to find greater career success and fulfilment."

Around 100 women and men will be at the event which is the second in a series of six planned tackling topics such as career planning, leaving a legacy and gender diversity.

The event is free to members and £30 for non-members and you can book your place here

WDF launched in Jersey in November 2014.

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