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Season 1 | Episode 3

Catherine Brooks – Employment Lawyer and Author of 'Let's Make it Work, Baby!'

Catherine Brooks has worked as a lawyer for 11 years and is an accredited specialist in employment law. Catherine is also the author of the book 'Let's Make it Work, Baby!' It’s designed to help parents better negotiate flexible work that is right for their jobs and their families.


Catherine is on a mission to help you as a parent enjoy the benefits of flexible work by better understanding your legal obligations, rights and entitlements when it comes to working flexibly.

In this episode, Catherine shares:

  • How motherhood and her career inspired the idea to create a book about flexible work.

  • A breakdown of the topics you'll come across in her book and what she hopes to achieve with it.


  • Common challenges that Australian women face when returning to work after Maternity Leave and practical tips to help you.

  • Discusses the ways that workplaces are effectively helping women return to work and what areas still need to be addressed.

  • The process and learnings of writing and self-publishing a book.

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