The penny drops

Navigating your career as a woman or parent

March 8, 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day, host Andrea Fox joins working parents and comedy duo The Scummy Mummies, also known as Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson, and Helen Morrissey, a personal finance expert from Royal London. In this episode, we discuss some of the challenges of being a woman in the workplace, as well as the impact of being a parent on your career and finances.

How can you find more information?

Royal London recommends you seek professional independent financial advice before making financial decisions. You can learn more about the value of financial advice on our website, or visit Unbiased to find a trusted professional in your area.

You can also find lots of helpful information on some of the topics discussed on the following sites:

Employment and flexible working

Money Advice Service:

Citizens Advice:

Career planning

National Careers Service:

Family financial planning

Royal London:

Maternity leave and pay

Money Advice Service:

Returning to work

Money Advice Service:

Financial support for parents



This episode was recorded in February 2021 during the coronavirus outbreak. For the latest information on financial support and benefits, visit

Please note that all topics discussed in this episode can vary depending on your personal circumstances. Any figures quoted were accurate at the time of recording.

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