Continuing Career Conversations

A unique program designed to support a seamless career connection for professionals taking parental leave.

Parents on Leave - Parental Leave Program

Continuing Career Conversations

A unique program designed to support a seamless career connection for professionals taking parental leave.

Parents on Leave - Parental Leave Program

Important Update from Parents on Leave™

Who knew? When we spent 2019 planning our exciting new venture, Parents on Leave™, we didn’t. When we launched in early 2020, we didn’t. The Covid-19 global pandemic was the one “what if?” we had not contemplated!

Read our open letter to our Business Partners, Cheer Squad, and most especially our Clients and future Participants….

Welcome to Parents on Leave™

I'm an Employer

Support talented individuals during their parental leave and upon their return to work.

I'm a Parent

Continue your connection to your career during parental leave.

In Australia, more than 100,000 women and men take parental leave annually. Conceived and developed by two leading senior global talent executives, Parents on Leave™ is a unique Program, designed to support a seamless career connection for professionals taking parental leave.

Some companies work hard at remaining connected and supportive of those on parental leave, and ‘parent groups’ are prolific in the community; but much of the support available for new parents relates to ‘adjusting to parenthood’ and ‘juggling parenthood and career’, rather than ongoing career engagement and management.

Parents on Leave™ has identified a clear need for a program specifically focused on providing an intellectually stimulating, confidence-building ‘career bridge’ for those on parental leave; to help assure a confident, purposeful re-entry into the workplace when the time comes.

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About the Parents on Leave™ Program

Parents on Leave™ offers a pragmatic yet elegant solution to a perennial challenge – ensuring continuous career momentum throughout one of life’s most challenging transitions. 

The Parents on Leave™ Program is specifically focused on each individual employee’s career, to help them stay connected to their professional lives and at the right time, pick up where they left off in their careers before parental leave began.

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Our Story

Parents on Leave™ is a unique Program from a company of the same name.

Parents on Leave Pty Ltd was incorporated in Australia in 2019. Based in Melbourne, the firm was co-founded by two highly experienced global talent executives, Sheena Wilson and Catherine Brown, who are passionate about helping others succeed.  

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Interested in Finding Out More?

Send us a message and we will get back to you with more information about the Parents on Leave™ Program.

How will the program benefit you?

The 6 Modules of the Program

Parents on Leave™ is proudly supported by Women on Boards.