Open Competitive Workforce PTF meeting: The reality of employing working mothers

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Dear AmCham Members,

We kindly invite you to our upcoming Competitive Workforce Policy Task Force meeting where we will look into a controversial subject, the employment of mothers, especially with small children by discussing two recent Hungarian surveys/studies in the subject and also be showcasing corporate best practices.

The topic in in line with AmCham’s Policy Agenda 2021-2025: „While the unemployment rate is comparatively low, and the employment rate has also substantially increased, certain measures could further contribute to widening Hungarian labor market supply, as Hungary still has a significant labor reserve. Looking at activity rates, which compares the total labor force to the total population, Hungary harbors a labor reserve of about 200,000 people. This group needs to be reskilled and have flexible and atypical employment options, especially in light of the new remote work possibilities, all accelerated by COVID-19.”

„50% of mothers can not return to their previous position, due to various reasons e.g. working hours (not flexible, too many hours, not family friendly), distance (no HO), termination of their position, or the unwillingness of the employer to take them back. Shockingly, over a quarter of respondents have been discriminated against as working moms.” (AmCham-Promoms survey)


  • Welcome: Róbert Dobay, Lead of the AmCham Competitive Workforce PTF (5’)
  • UNICEF – Indotek study on the employment of working mothers: Kata Balázs, head of communications, UNICEF (15’)

  • AmCham-Promoms survey on the realities of being a working mom in Hungary: Zsófia Valkó-Juhász, Rózsa Dobozy, Dorottya Drén (10’)
  • Q&A (10’)Corporate best practices (20’)
    • Kriszta Korona-Tóth, Lexmark
    • Éva Marton, GE

If you are interested please click on the 'register' button and email Zsófia Valkó-Juhász. 

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