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We are a trusted community of parents, carers, career coaches, legal experts, thought leaders and supportive friends.

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.

Learn more about how we support parents and carers via our Employee Experience Platform.

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’.

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Winner of our Endota Spa competition, Laura Yuile, shares her enjoyment of balancing her career journey and overcoming returning to work challenges.

As part of 16 Days of Activism, we are highlighting Lander & Rogers ground-breaking policy to eradicate the culture of silence around reporting sexual harassment.

As part of 16 Days of Activism, we are sharing how Sodexo is facing gender-based violence head-on and ensuring the safety of vulnerable groups.

UN Women’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign begins today. Join Grace Papers as we stand alongside all organisations and individuals committed to ending violence against women.

The Australian Government announced in the Women’s Budget Statement 2021-22 a targeted review (the Review) of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (the Workplace Gender Equality Act).

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. Here's how to get involved

Everything changed for Carly Jones when she had her son. Here, she opens up about balancing full-time work with a family, and the ever-changing role of motherhood.

Reflecting on her parental leave in a pandemic Morgan Oldridge shares her gratitude for conversations, mentors and connections. During her leave she shares with us her ability to gain clarity on her career goals and the type of leader she wants to be.

While motherhood felt entirely natural to Hannah Edwards, there was some fear around returning to work. Here, she opens up about the transition, finding balance, and learning to ask for support.

Louisa Pontonio returned to work with relative ease following the birth of her first child. Here, she opens up about parental leave, the value of good communication, and the power of 'non-negotiables'.

To celebrate the launch of our new digital coaching platform, we have partnered with our friends at Endota Spa to offer an Endota Spa gift card.

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October is shaping up to be a busy month at Grace Papers HQ with our new platform release, live coaching, carers week and more.

Grace Papers' new digital platform and on-demand coaching helps you to take time to care for self, care for family and care for your career.

Grace Papers prevents the Great Resignation

Grace Papers is on a mission to create a world of work that helps your organisation prevent resignations, attract top talent and have women participate equally and equitably in the workplace.

"If someone looks like they’re struggling they probably are.” - Samara Dobbins Samara Dobbins, Deputy Secretary, People & Operations at Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW)

Live Coaching

Our live coaching events help our community connect and find their voice on issues that matter. Sessions are virtual and feature an inspiring range of professionals and industry leaders who share both their expertise and lived experience, as we address everything from career and care to health and happiness. Best of all, the coaching format invites you to ask your questions too.

If you would like to join us for a live coaching session, please submit your request below and we will be in touch with steps to register.

“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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Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Victoria

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