The decision to have children is one which can potentially have a damaging effect on your career. This is particularly the case for women, due to inequality in parental leave and benefits. The Drum decided to look into how children can impact careers for women in the creative industries.
We spoke to a number of women working in PR and digital, including Jane Wilson of CIPR, to establish their views on the issue, based on personal experiences, and their take on how well the industry supports women looking to work more flexibly. We also spoke to one woman who has been let down by the system and has effectively waved goodbye to her career in PR as a consequence of starting a family.