Jessica Chivers on what needs to change for working mothers to progress

I talked to Jessica Chivers, the author of Mothers Work!, about the motherhood penalty and how she helps women return back to work. She believes that flexible working is the way forward, not just mothers but for people in general. She believes if we extend the time limit on Shared Parental Leave and let women work from home at least one day a week this could change the playing field. Here’s a segment of my interview with her.

 

Interview with Amy Shaw

My next interview will be with Amy Shaw, an employment lawyer from Southampton, who will be talking to me about maternity discrimination and the procedures of discrimination tribunals.

She works at the DC Employment Solicitors firm in Southampton and loves being an employment lawyer.

She is pregnant herself so she can give me her personal view on maternity discrimination and if she has fears for the future for working mums.

Interview with Jessica Chivers

In a couple of weeks, I will be interviewing coaching psychologist and author Jessica Chivers.

She is the author of the bestselling book ‘Mothers Work!’, which helps women make a smooth return back to work. The mother of two wrote the book after she became a mother in 2006.

I will be asking her about her book and how she helps women with their transition back into work after having children. She has 13 years of experience as a coaching psychologist making her interview a great addition to my documentary.

She has appeared on the BBC and on several radio stations as an expert. I will be able to talk to her in depth about women’s pay and childcare costs as she has been interviewed about these subjects for other organisations.