The discussion around flexible working policies is often restricted to mothers with child-care responsibilities, but men and women alike are increasingly seeking flexible hours for a host of different reasons.
“There’s a lot of unconscious bias about what women should do and what they should be like,” said Susan Holliday, principal industry specialist at International Finance Corp. (IFC). “I’m not a stereotypical woman and I don’t have any kids so sometimes people don’t know what to make of me,” she said. “Not all women have kids so we shouldn’t assume and make the discussion all about child-care and issues to do with children.”
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