While mothers might get most of the attention when it comes to the challenge of balancing family and work, fathers also struggle to juggle their responsibilities and aspirations.
Which is why we have programmes to help fathers:
- learn strategies and skills to combine parenting with corporate responsibilities
- gain a relevant and supportive network within their organisation
- talk openly about the issues of being a working father and how to address them
Our programmes recognise that working fathers face similar issues in combining their dual roles, and are structured to reduce their stress and the difficulty of dealing with competing demands.
I quickly found out that most Dads were confronted with the same issues I was facing as a working dad. Having a group situation to discuss ideas and strategies for my life was invaluable.
Associate Director FX & Commodities, Westpac Institutional Bank