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Working Forward: news and events

Keep up to date with all the latest news about Working Forward and register for upcoming events.


We will be running a number of seminars and events for Working Forward members to support the four areas of the pledge

Current events

Women in the workplace, 9 May 2018, London 

Supporting returning talent workshop, 27 February 2018, Crowne Plaza, Manchester 

Join Working Forward members The Co-operative Bank and The Parent Mentor who will lead a workshop detailing how they support returning talent after extended leave. 

Members can register for the event.

Non-members should contact to find out how you can join Working Forward and attend this event. 

Eversheds seminar, 19 January 2018, Birmingham and 30 January 2018, Manchester

Working Forward member Eversheds are hosting a client event to discuss the pledge areas.







Previous events

Panel debate: Will pregnant women and new parents ever be free from pregnancy and maternity discrimination?

In November 2017, we hosted a panel discussion where Anne-Marie O’Leary, Editor of Netmums, Martin Daubney, Co-Founder of Men & Boys Coalition, Alison Wilcox, Group HR Director at BT, Petra Wilton, Director at CMI and Sarah Gordon, Business Editor at the Financial Times sought to answer the question: ‘Will pregnant women and new parents ever be free from discrimination and disadvantage in the workplace?’.

After some insightful and thought-provoking debate, our panellists concluded that yes, discrimination faced by new parents in the workplace will eventually be eradicated, but only if women and men work together to affect cultural change, set accountable targets, and are supported at both a legislative and governmental level.

Watch the clip below with some of the highlights from the panellists. 

Annual Global Equality and Diversity Conference

In this video clip, Alastair Pringle, Executive Director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, talks to employers about how they can help to close their gender pay gap by joining Working Foward.

Last updated: 22 Dec 2017