Don’t Fix Women

Our founder Jessica Chivers was delighted to contribute* to “Don’t Fix Women” and join Joy Burnford at the launch at the London Stock Exchange.

When JC reads non-fiction she’s in the habit of marking up key page references in the front cover for ease of reference when she returns to it weeks/months/years down the line).

See below for what she marked from Don’t Fix Women.

Jessica Chivers and Joy Burnford with book "Don't Fix Women"

P5 – PACE framework: Passion, Accountability, Curiosity, Empathy.
P33 – Male job-share story at Aviva.
P50 Net-Walking at Wickes (reminiscent of our awe-walking idea)
P58 – Gender Allies Matrix.
P62 – SPACES model.
P73 Benefits of reverse mentoring at Royal Bank of Canada.
P86 – GSK coaching experiment with female leaders.
P100 – Menopause key facts inc. running men-only info events. Channel 4 publicly available policy for download. Timpsons pay for HRT prescriptions.
P127 – 90% fertility patients experience depression.
P151 benefits of fathers who care.
P168 – Burnout is X2 more likely in women.
P187 – Presentation confidence – give people time to practice.


*Jessica’s contribution to the book was around how best to help colleagues have a confident return from maternity leave before they go:

Suggest recording a video message: Jessica Chivers, CEO, The Talent Keeper Specialists and author of Mothers Work!, encourages women to record a video message to themselves on their phone before they go on maternity leave, which can cover what they’re most proud of, key achievements and strengths. Then when women return to work, they can play it back to themselves as a reminder of their ‘professional self’ and achievements before leaving. 

1:1 comeback coaching – HR perspectives

Watch the 1 minute film about our work with asset management firm, GAM and ITV. We coach colleagues returning from maternity, Shared Parental Leave, sick leave and other work breaks. HRD Debbie Dalzell and Head of Wellbeing & Development at ITV, Kirsty Duncan explain why.


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