Making It Work! Best Practices for Managing Maternity Leaves

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

Women make up approximately 50% of Canada’s labour force. 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.

This webinar is for anyone who employs, leads, manages, trains, coaches or otherwise supports mothers in the workplace, including adoptive, pregnant and parenting women.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the impact of maternity leave on career development from the employee and employer perspective
  • Debunk common myths associated with working moms
  • Learn strategies to attract, engage, and retain pregnant and parenting moms


Avra Davidoff

Avra Davidoff, M.C. Workplace Psychologist 

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 diversity awareness training, leadership assessments, coaching, employee engagement, and workshop design and facilitation. Avra coordinated a project to develop resources for both employers and employees to facilitate effective maternity leave career transitions. This project was awarded funding through the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling and was completed in 2016.

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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