Welcome to the Woolworths Parents and Carers Hub - Powered by Grace Papers
You’ve put your heart and soul into building your career, networks and security – how do you protect those assets whilst making room for your life outside of work as a parent or carer? The Grace Papers digital platform can help.
Many parents question their worth when returning to the workplace following a period of parental or carers leave. Grace Papers is here to help employees at Woolworths make these transitions confidently!
Stories from your colleagues
As she counts down to baby number two, we chat with Cassandra Smarrelli, the People & Culture Manager at The Woolworths Group about her advice for returning to work with confidence and the importance of creating a professional vision.
Navigating career and caring responsibilities is complicated. Grace Papers makes it easy with its digital platform and online programs designed to support parents and carers at Woolworths.
Delivered by gender equity partners Grace Papers, Woolworths employees have unlimited access to a range of informative, engaging and empowering programs that support each stage of your career journey, as a working parent or carer.
With customised courses, tools, tips and strategies for mums, dads and carers of any kind, the Grace Papers signature programs empower you to make smart decisions about managing work with your life outside of it – so you can get the most out of both.
Who is Grace Papers for
Benefits of using the Grace Papers' Platform
Gain confidence about speaking to your leaders about navigating career and care or family responsibilities.
Gain confidence initiating discussions about childcare and non-traditional gender roles and responsibilities at home.
Easy online access to our team of professionals, with a customised response
Timely reminders at key milestones – no need to keep track yourself
Convenience of 24/7 availability – work at your own pace
Maintain an important connectedness and contact with Woolworths during your parental leave or carers leave.
Improve your career pathways, job satisfaction and work/life balance when you return to work.
Find a balance between work and life by leveraging flexibility options that suit the way that you work.
What do you get when you register?
Unrestricted access to Grace Papers’ online signature platform
Personalised career navigation system
Step-by-step guidance through your parental leave, carers leave and return to work journey
A welcome digital coaching call to help set your Grace Papers’ Journey up for success
On-demand access to Grace Papers’ team for questions or queries
Weekly equality, working parent and career empowerment stories and inspiration
Access to a supportive community of career professionals, legal experts and seasoned parents that can help you achieve professional and personal success.
“I found the Grace Papers program a wonderful resource. It was well paced with the pre leave, on leave and post leave modules. I particularly found the tasks on reviewing values, considering my parental legacy and my goals for work as useful. The link to the Money Smart Calculator was an excellent addition! I also enjoyed the video clips throughout. Completing the program increased my excitement and confidence to return to work post baby. My husband also found it useful when I looped him in on the various elements. He wishes he could have completed something similar – especially because he is now on parental leave with the baby (which enables me to return full time)”
Dr Lisette Collins
NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
“Knowing that there was support available if I needed it was very comforting. It was also good to know that there were many people out there going through the same challenges as my family. I did also watch a couple of the video testimonials from fathers who were successful in their careers while keeping family a high priority. I found this very inspiring.”
Stories from our community
In a time of economic precarity and global uncertainty it only becomes more uncomfortable to announce you’re expecting. Here, we reveal our top tips to navigating ‘the conversation’ with your boss.
General Manager of Foodco at Woolworths, Adam Mitchell, shares what he’s learned about balancing career and care, raising boys to embody healthy masculinity, and trusting his team to do the right thing.
Kelly Crosthwaite and her partner Beth have taken turns being the full-time stay-at-home parent as well as the full-time worker. She writes about how they have supported each other, their family and the important role her workplace has played.