In May 2017, our General Assembly welcomed Pro Parents, a Social Entreprise based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, as a new COFACE Supporting member. Pro Parents creates tailored solutions to establish Family Friendly Firms.
Pro Parents builds solutions to arrange Work Life Integration and to support healthcare reform and Working Parents. They co-created the first scientific-based programme to support young parents working in a high performance environment (see news article about “Being a boss, ask how the baby is doing”). This two generation programme focuses on health and well-being for both parents and child and is developed in co-creation with employers, parenthood experts and in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam. In October 2016 Pro Parents was awarded best innovation on Work and Care by the Dutch Ministry and Social Economic Council, and Pro Parents Founder Joyce Knappe was included on June 12th in the “Women To Watch” a list of 100 influential female entrepreneurs.
Pro Parents’ main activities include: providing personal development-leadership training via employers, providing research on Parenthood at Work (organizational culture), establishing networks and public speaking at HRM-Change conferences, government and policymaking level. For more information, visit the ProParents website