Episode 111: Fatherhood Matters - Insights From A Solo Father


Here at Wisdom For Working Mums you obviously hear me talk a lot about mothers.

But a huge part of our experience is influenced by gender and societal roles. The research shows that if we can achieve more equal parenting then the gender pay gap and the motherhood penalty reduce significantly.

To celebrate Father’s Day I wanted to give a voice to fatherhood. And how those gender roles influence a dad’s experience.

And my guest today has powerful insights to share. Michael Ray is an international motivational speaker who addresses the gender and societal roles that are no longer applicable and the negative impact on organisational, business and personal outcomes. He speaks straight from the heart and his ability to connect, resonate and inspire people is obvious.

In this episode Michael shares:
* The shock of becoming a dad at the tender age of 49
* How two years later he found himself as the sole parent to his beautiful baby girl – Charlie.
* The shocking and painful obstacles he’s had to navigate along the way

He speaks from the heart about his personal journey raising his daughter and the profound impact being a solo dad has had on his outlook.

Michael had me bouncing between laugher and tears during our interview. And I think you’re going to love what he’s got to share – I can’t wait for you to listen.


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