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Grace Papers is designed for working parents and caregivers, by working parents and caregivers. We are here to provide you with support, knowledge and confidence – and a vision and plan – for your career ambition, that still gives you the freedom to care for self, care for others and care for the community.

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Research shows that taking parental leave and working flexibly can expose you to unintended biases that can impact your career goals. It’s a systemic issue, but our strategies, guidance and support ensure you keep in touch and remain visible to keep your career on track.

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In 2017, the Pew Research Center sat down with 4573 Americans and asked them to list three adjectives to describe how men and women should and shouldn’t be. The questionnaire revealed positive attributes for a woman included ‘kindness’, ‘compassion’ and ‘responsibility’.


Nicole Davis navigates her role at Woolworths while looking after her one year old daughter. She shares how her career priorities completely …

If the way we were working prior to the pandemic wasn’t working, simply wrapping flexible working up with a different name and …

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Jillian McGinley navigates her role at Laing O'Rourke while looking after her two identical twin girls with minimal family support. She shares her feelings of 'not being ok' in motherhood and the strategies that have supported her mental health and wellbeing as she balances her career and care.

Jessica Lees managed to balance re-opening Lismore Woolworths after the horrific NSW floods while balancing caring for her mother, and two boys with the help of Grace Papers coaching.

Ruwini Randeniya navigates her role at Woolworths while while looking after her two young children. With the support of her workplace she has been able to set healthy boundaries and more easily make decisions from a position of values. She shares her learnings for others.

Tiffany Crouch is an Innovation Chef at Woolworths. She shares how she navigated parental leave and a pandemic as a solo parent with the help of Grace Papers coaching. Tiffany shares: Anything is possible if you take the time to set yourself up for success. A positive mindset is key!

Catherine Maiuto works in the Woolworth’s property division and here she discusses balancing family life with a career in a male dominated industry. Hint: It takes a village

Why flexible working arrangements are so much more than just whether you spend your days at home or at the office.

How Claire March achieved the flexibility to pursue her career whilst caring for her family by understanding what’s most important to her

Chanduni shares her experience as a first time Mum returning to work and the positive impact of on demand coaching on her career confidence.

In this month’s Lead with Grace, CEO Prue Gilbert shares coaching insights into the career barriers women are facing, and proposes 5 strategies workplaces need to implement if hybrid is to accelerate gender balance.

Julie Moss shares how Transgrid's balanced Primary Care options promote well-being and support for all, with more men than ever taking parental leave or accessing flexible work.

Psychologist Sabina Read believes asking someone: “What is the hardest thing about being you at the moment?” can be a great way to open a conversation about the worries and responsibilities we are carrying around inside our minds every day.

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“I really appreciated the chance to participate in recent Grace Papers online events. It felt like an opportunity to celebrate the workplace flexibility that was being simultaneously experienced by all the participants as a result of the COVID restrictions at the time. Grace Papers and its program has always provided me with the reassurance that ‘I am not alone’ and given me strength to really consider what I want my work to look like after having children.

From these recent events, the question of ‘what sparks joy in your role’ really struck a chord with me. I’ve also thought a lot more about the rituals in my life that are important to me and how best to work with those around me to communicate my needs. It encouraged me to ponder the value of the softer leadership skills in today’s world. I have also thought a lot more about the role models and potential sponsors in my life that can further assist me in working towards a fulfilling return to work.”

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Elspeth DeFanti

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Victoria

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