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BPW Calgary Presents: Navigating Maternity Leave

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Having a family is wonderfully enriching. For the working woman questions abound around managing career and family, starting with maternity leave. This session will address: career management pre, post and during maternity leave; financial and legal aspects to be considered including financial plans, insurance and wills. A panel of maternity leave all stars will share their stories and suggestions to wrap up the session.

Registration: 8:45 | Career Management: 9:00 | Break: 10:00 | Legal & Financial: 10:20 | Panel 10:45


Career Management

Women make up approximately 50% of Canada’s labour force and account for 58% of post-secondary graduates. Of the working women who do become mothers, 90% will take a maternity leave. However, 36% of new mothers feel that taking maternity leave negatively impacts their opportunity for promotions, career development and career progression.

Funded by CERIC, Canada Career Counselling sought to understand the gap in regards to women’s career development and develop resources for employers and women experiencing maternity leave career transition.

The session will cover some of the research and strategies from the Making it Work! National Project including:

  • The impact of maternity leave on career development from the employee and employer perspective
  • Practical strategies to support career development through maternity leave transition
  • Redefining career progression in a way that supports your career goals and circumstances

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About Avra Davidoff

Avra is a workplace psychologist specializing in diversity, leadership, and career development. She has worked as a consultant to a variety of public and private sector clients and provides a number of professional services to both individuals and organizations including, leadership assessments, coaching, career counselling, and workshop design and facilitation. Avra is the project lead and co-author of the Making It Work! guidebooks and webinars which was a 3 year nationwide project aimed at understanding and improving maternity leave career transitions both at the individual and employer level.

Avra holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology from the University of British Columbia, and also holds a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, with a career counselling specialization, from the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology at Athabasca University. Avra is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and is also a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.


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