Legally Speaking Podcast: Fertility in the Workplace Miniseries: Why Do We Need to Acknowledge the Issue?

Somaya Ouazzani (CEO and Founder of Mimoza Fleur, a boutique executive search firm in the legal sector, and a former family and divorce lawyer at Kingsley Napley, and Russell-Cooke LLP) and Natalie Sutherland (Partner at Burgess Mee, a family law firm and their first Fertility Officer, who has experience handling surrogacy matters, based in the UK and internationally) featured in the ‘Fertility in the Workplace’ Miniseries on Kissoon Carr’sLegally Speaking’ podcast with Rob Hanna (Founder and Managing Director of Kissoon Carr, a leading legal recruitment firm).

They delved into how fertility in the workplace can be addressed more openly and how law firms can do a better job at acknowledging the challenges faced around fertility. The series looks into tackling fertility issues as a lawyer, in addition to family planning and becoming parents.

In the first minisode of the series, Rob, Natalie and Somaya discuss the following:

Why it is  important for us all to acknowledge the issue in the first place and raise awareness on fertility in the workplace;How lawyers can offer support to clients going through these issues;The culture of shaming women for having children early on;And how women experience feelings of shame and guilt for starting families too late.

You can listen to the full podcast here.

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