Rachel Reeves Calls for Childcare Reform to Support Female Workers

Rachel Reeves Calls for Childcare Reform to Support Female Workers

Riddhi Doshi 18/04/2024
Rachel Reeves Calls for Childcare Reform to Support Female Workers

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has called for childcare reform to support women in the workplace.

Speaking at a Labour business networking event on Monday evening, Reeves said she wants to close the gender pay gap once and for all if she becomes the UK’s first female Chancellor after the General Election.

Addressing 100 business leaders from the science, tech, and energy sectors she said she wanted to “ensure we have a proper system of childcare in our country so that all women who want to go out to work and balance family and work contributions can do so.”

The Labour business event was designed to further extend the party’s connections with entrepreneurs and was hosted at a restaurant in the city of London. Last year, the Labour Party revealed a plan to support small businesses, including proposals to revitalise high streets and remove barriers to exports. Attendees included executives from publishing company Chamber UK and global comms consultancy Centropy PR.

Attendee Nick Baxter, CEO of global recruitment specialist The IN Group said: “The reality is that many fast-growing companies are still struggling with the skills gap, a problem which ultimately damages growth and slows innovation. If we want to build a truly dynamic digital economy, businesses need access to the latest AI and tech talent, allowing ambitious companies to reach their full potential.”

Meanwhile Tristan Wilkinson, public sector lead at AND Digital commented, “SMEs are the lifeblood of the UK economy, yet so many are struggling to keep up with the pace of digital transformation. Unlocking sustained economic growth can only be delivered if companies are given the support and specialist skills they need to embrace digital initiatives for the long term.”

Khalid Talukder, co-founder, DKK Partners added: “Britain is home to some of the fastest growing businesses on the planet, not to mention our world class financial services industry. The next government needs to recognise this fact and work with entrepreneurs to fuel economic growth, helping these firms expand both at home and overseas.”

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Riddhi Doshi

Mental Health Expert

Riddhi Doshi trains and coaches corporate leaders, educators and parents on issues of mental health and behavior. She is an internationally certified Parenting & Behaviour Coach. In past 15+ years she has conducted 2540+ open workshops, delivered 87000+ hours of talks, 53000+ hours of counseling sessions covering 59000+ students and 62,000+ women from various fields. Parenting sessions conducted by Riddhi are housefull and recent;y she completed her 366th Parenting session. She has been a speaker and advisor at various institutions and organizations including IIM, Ahmedabad, Rotary Club, Tata Power, Larson & Toubro and The Time of India. She holds an MBA in HRD, LLM and numerous other professional certifications from prestigious international institutions including University of Cambridge, BSY University, London, City & Guilds, London, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and NMIMS, Mumbai. She has been awarded with “National Award for Cultural Activities by AVANTIKA- Delhi”, “Excellence in Wellness”, “Young Entrepreneurs Award”, “Self Made Diva Award” among various others. With a mission to “make corporate leaders, educators and parents empowered and more aware about mental health & wellness”, Riddhi regularly gives interviews on leading media platforms. She loves to interact with corporate leaders, educators and parents to discuss about women issues, child psychology and parenting challenges.

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