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Balancing a successful leadership career whilst at the same time raising a young family can feel extremely isolating and challenging. All too often men and women feel they must choose between being a good parent and succeeding in their career aspirations. Leaders with Babies is a brand new podcast from Leaders Plus, aimed at ambitious new parents who want to thrive at home and in the workplace. Join founder Verena Hufti as she interviews inspiring and talented individuals who prove that when it comes to balancing boardrooms and babies, with the right support and a little dedication it is possible to have it all. #LeadersWithBabies

Balancing a successful leadership career whilst at the same time raising a young family can feel extremely isolating and challenging. All too often men and women feel they must choose between being a good parent and succeeding in their career aspirations. Leaders with Babies is a brand new podcast from Leaders Plus, aimed at ambitious new parents who want to thrive at home and in the workplace. Join founder Verena Hufti as she interviews inspiring and talented individuals who prove that when it comes to balancing boardrooms and babies, with the right support and a little dedication it is possible to have it all. #LeadersWithBabies
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United Kingdom

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Balancing a successful leadership career whilst at the same time raising a young family can feel extremely isolating and challenging. All too often men and women feel they must choose between being a good parent and succeeding in their career aspirations. Leaders with Babies is a brand new podcast from Leaders Plus, aimed at ambitious new parents who want to thrive at home and in the workplace. Join founder Verena Hufti as she interviews inspiring and talented individuals who prove that when it comes to balancing boardrooms and babies, with the right support and a little dedication it is possible to have it all. #LeadersWithBabies

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English


Episodes

#8 Ufi Ibrahim - Senior Leadership & Single Parenthood

11/12/2019
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This week Verena is joined by joined by Ufi Ibrahim, Chair of the Hotels Energy Board and former CEO of the British Hospitality Association, who has had an illustrious international senior leadership career in the hospitality and tourism industry. Ufi shares her experience navigating single parenthood at a young age; why she never stops studying and how she developed the resilience and ambition to succeed whilst raising her son and progressing her career. Plus there’s inspiring discussion...

Duration:00:42:12

#7 Susannah Hardyman - CEO Role in 4 Days & Miscarriage

11/5/2019
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In episode 7 of Leaders With Babies, Verena is joined by Susannah Hardyman; CEO and Founder of the award-winning educational charity Action Tutoring and a Leaders Plus Fellow. There's powerful discussion around miscarriage, the best way to ask for a pay rise post-maternity leave, managing workload and how to make a busy CEO job work in 4 days. Susannah also shares the positive impact of the Leaders Plus Fellowship and coming to the realisation that there's no one-size-fits-all when it...

Duration:00:36:46

#6 Prof Dame Jane Dacre - First Ever NHS Job Share & Gender Pay Gap Review

10/29/2019
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This week Verena Hefti is joined by Consultant Rheumatologist and former President of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Prof Dame Jane Dacre. From working in one of the first-ever general medicine job shares to negotiating part-time work, in this insightful discussion, Prof Dame Dacre opens up about her experience juggling three small children with a very busy medical career. Including why hearing the words 'no, you can't' only spurred her career on further. There is also discussion...

Duration:00:46:26

#5 Nick Wilkie - Career Breaks & Judgment of Parents

10/22/2019
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Episode 5 of Leaders With Babies features Nick Wilkie, the first male Chief Executive appointed by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), the UK's largest charity for parents. Born in Manchester and raised in the Peak District, Nick now lives in London and is a father of three young children. In this brilliant discussion, Nick talks candidly about stepping away from his Chief Executive position at the NCT to be a full-time parent, allowing his partner to return a full-time leadership...

Duration:00:42:06

#4 Dame Helena Morrissey - Senior Leadership & Diversity

10/15/2019
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In episode 4 of Leaders with Babies host Verena Hefti chats to the wonderfully inspiring Dame Helena Morrissey, a financier, author, wife and mother of nine. As well as being Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General, Helena is Chair of the Diversity Project and Founder of the 30% Club, a groundbreaking initiative to get 30% of boards female. She is also the author of the brilliant book A Good Time to be a Girl. In this insightful interview, Helena shares the highlights of her...

Duration:00:40:18

#3 Elizabeth Emens - Better Managing Life Admin

10/8/2019
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In episode 3 Verena Hefti talks to Professor of Law and author of the brilliant book ‘The Art of Life Admin’, Elizabeth Emens about managing the spiral of day-to-day tasks that can often overwhelm and exhaust us. Elizabeth explains how lifelines are essential in helping us navigate parenthood and return back to our original intentions. She also shares practical tips on better managing our life admin, so that we can steal back time in our day to do the things that spark joy and help us...

Duration:00:42:11

#2 Hannah Essex - Making a Job Share Work

10/1/2019
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In Episode 2 of the Leaders with Babies Podcast CEO and founder of Leaders Plus, Verena Hefti interviews the brilliant Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director at the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC), a position she job shares with Claire Walker. Hannah shares her positive experience job sharing with Claire at the BCC and her essential advice for anyone who is keen to explore job sharing at their company, as well as the practicalities of making a job share work. Plus as a busy mum of 3 Hannah...

Duration:00:45:15

#1 Dr Susie Minson - NHS Leadership Career & Juggling a Young Family

9/24/2019
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In Episode 1 of the Leaders with Babies Podcast CEO and founder of Leaders Plus, Verena Hefti interviews the inspirational Dr. Susie Minson, a consultant paediatrician at the Royal London Children's Hospital and Clinical Lecturer at St Bartholomew's Hospital and The London Medical School. Susie is also a proud mum of 3 young children and a past Leaders Plus Fellow. In this frank and open discussion, Susie discusses her biggest learning points when it comes to combining her ambitious...

Duration:00:52:18