HIVE is back with 3 events this October!

Hive, the community for modern working brings together employers from across the sectors in Wales to share knowledge, connect and network.

Our next events are taking place in October 2018 on the following topic:

‘The Parenthood Penalty’

In partnership with British Airways Maintenance Cardiff, ABM Women’s Network, and DTCC, ‘The Parenthood Penalty’ will be looking at how working parents are penalised for trying to combine work and family life.

With inflexible workplace structures, gendered assumptions about childcare, and wide-scale discrimination mean mothers are more likely to be trapped in part-time, low-paid work with fewer opportunities for career progression and fathers prevented from taking on caring responsibilities because of cultural attitudes.

Our Welsh economy can ill afford this penalty.

“Preventing a large proportion of the population from contributing their skills and experience to the workforce is not fair and does not make economic sense. In light of technological, social and economic changes, now is the time to modernise workplaces so that they are fit for the future for everyone, not just parents.” – Work it out, July 2018

These interactive sessions will explore the findings from the recent Work it out: Parenting and Employment in Wales report and look at what Welsh businesses need to do in order to overcome these issues and create a thriving workplace for everyone.

We will also be joined by EHRC, who will be presenting their Working Forward initiative, the nationwide campaign, backed by some of the UK’s leading businesses and industry bodies, to make workplaces the best they can be for pregnant women and new parents.

Sign up for this event through Eventbrite by clicking the link below:

CARDIFF – Monday 8th October 2018 – HIVE Community for Modern Working : The Parenthood Penalty

SWANSEA – Friday 12th October 2018 – HIVE Community for Modern Working : The Parenthood Penalty

WREXHAM – Thursday 18th October 2018 – HIVE Community for Modern Working : The Parenthood Penalty

For more information please contact:

Emma Tamplin, Collaboration Partner –

We hope to see you at one of the events!