International Women's Day - How dads impact gender equality

International Women's Day - How dads impact gender equality


This International Women's Day join Fathers Network Scotland and Business In The Community Scotland. This event will be an opportunity to examine the current evidence and thinking around parental leave and how it can lead to greater gender equality at home and at work.

We are delighted to be able to welcome a number of international experts on leave policy. They will be providing insight into how business, the public sector and third sector approach the implementation of leave policy so that both men and women benefit. 

Chaired by Alan Thornburrow Scotland Director of Business in the Community 


        Registration, refreshments and networking 



  • Maggie Moodie (Chair of Morton Fraser LLP

        Kaammini Chanrai (Gender Research and Policy Manager of Business in the Community

  • What's important to employees balancing caring and work in Scotland - Equal Lives Report Scotland 


Panel interview*

  • How does dads taking leave promote gender equality - what does the international evidence say? 



        What works in Scotland?

  • AVIVA - what does a gender neutral policy look and feel like? 

        Julie Cowther - Employee Relations & Policy Consultant and working dad Matthew Kennedy


        What have you tried in the workplace?

  • Delegates opportunity to their experiences 

        Closing remarks 

  • Fulton MacGregor MSP  

        Lunch & Networking 




* Panel interview with:

Peter Moss  Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood Provision at UCL institute of Education, University College London, and co-founder of the International Network on Leave Policies and Research. 

Ann-Zofie Duvanderis Professor of Demography at the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University and one of the coordinators of International Network on Leave Policies and Research. 

Alison Koslowski  Professor of Social Policy and Research Methods at the University of Edinburgh, and co-editor of the annual International Review on Leave Policies and Related Research.  

We are grateful to Morton Fraser for sponsoring this event and providing a wonderful space to network and have lunch. 


March 08, 2019 at 9:30am - 1pm
Morton Fraser
2 Lister Square (Level 6)
Quartermile Two
Simpson Loan
Edinburgh EH3 9GL
United Kingdom
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Will you come?