Episode 107: How Hybrid And Remote Working Can Impact Career Progression


One of the outcomes of the pandemic is that more of us are working remotely.

So many of my clients tell me that the opportunity to work remotely has gifted them much-needed flexibility as working mothers.

They’re saving time on less commuting, have reduced travel costs, and most have more work-life balance. However, hybrid and remote working can impact career progression – particularly for women, due to proximity bias.

The so-called proximity bias is an unconscious tendency to give preferential treatment to those in our immediate vicinity.

But the problem is that proximity bias is likely to affect women disproportionately.

  • Going on maternity leave
  • Taking a career breath
  • Working remotely

All increase the likelihood of us being penalised due to proximity bias.

So what can we do to overcome the risk of proximity bias impacting us?

Well my guest today Lauren Currie OBE is here to help us. Lauren is the Founder of UPFRONT, an organisation on a mission to change confidence, visibility, and power for 1 million women and non-binary people.

Links in this episode:

Show Your Work: 10 Ways To Share Your Creativity And Get Discovered – Austin Kleon

Cindy Gallup – Make Love Not Porn 

Bond Course

Lauren would like to offer a discount code for Wisdom For Working Mum listeners who’d like to join Bond 7- ALLYOUNEEDISLOVE 10% off

Also for anyone on maternity leave it’s FREE – just contact Lauren for more details.


Instagram – Lauren Currie

Nicky x

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