Involve>Evolve: Our Speakers Announced
This Wednesday, Flexibility Works host an online session to involve all working people across Scotland. We want to evolve Scotland’s flexible working culture to ensure we create workplaces that are inclusive, fair and promote positive work life balance. Now is the time to re-balance your work and life and we can help. Book now and get involved:
- Find out how to start the conversation with your employer and feel confident of what to ask for
- Hear how our guests made flex work for them
- Influence real change at your own workplace
We are delighted our hosts and Founders Nikki Slowey & Lisa Gallagher will be joined by a line up of incredible guests across multiple career paths who all share the same belief: Flexibility Works!
Sarah Jackson, OBE, UK Leading Campaigner
Sarah is a leading authority on work-life issues in the UK. She led the work-life charity Working Families for 24 years and was appointed OBE for services to quality of life issues in 2007.
Sarah has been instrumental in shaping family-friendly policy, legislation and public attitudes for over two decades. Her fresh thinking about the UK’s work-life challenges has included the creation of Go Home On Time Day and the Happy to Talk Flexible Working recruitment standard.
Peter Lawson, Training Manager, RBS
Peter is Training Manager within Technology at RBS but with a passion for working rights, is also Global vice chair & Global Carers Lead for the Family & Carers Employee Led Network. Peter works flexibly as for the last 13 years, he has cared for his wife who has Multiple Sclerosis.
Liz Law, Inspector, Police Scotland
Liz Law is an Inspector in Police Scotland working in Criminal Justice Services Division and also the Deputy Chair of Police Scotland’s Disability and Carers Association, supporting staff from across the organisation and influencing change.
For the last 9 years Liz has worked flexibly while managing a long term health condition, experiencing first-hand the benefits flexible working can have.
Kim Ritchie, Director, Flat White Communications
Kim is the co-founder of communications agency - Flat White Comms - that was founded while she was pregnant with her second child. This was the time when she truly realised her desperate need and desire for flexible working! And the only way to achieve it seemed to be setting up on her own.. the traditional 9-6 and monthly London trips were no longer feasible with two kids under 3...! Kim is also the founder of the Scottish Mothers Collective - an online forum supporting working mums in Scotland.
David McKeand, Regional Account Manager, Fortinet
David changed up his working pattern after becoming a father. He believes that in achieving more of a work-life balance, he can be more present as a father and contribute to household work, something that is often undervalued and wrongfully perceived as the work of women.