Work-life Balance: Myth or Reality?

KPMG offices, 15 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom
18:00 - 21:00 Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Work-life Balance: Myth or Reality?

Achieving the right balance between work and life has long been hailed as the key to employee wellbeing and productivity. How to achieve it though, has proved a more contentious question: many feel traditional 9-5 work schedules don’t give them the flexibility they need in their life outside of work. On the other hand, remote working and the constant connectedness that often comes with it can also lead to poor work-life balance. What many of us have in common, is that we feel like aspects of our work are eating into our private lives in a way that isn’t ideal. So where does that leave us and what can we do about it? 

Om 27 November we explored evolving attitudes to work-life balance and what they will mean for the workplace of the future.





  Time   Session
  18:00   Registration and networking

  Welcome from KPMG and the ACT

  Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, ACT

  Charlotte Lo, Director, Banking, Accounting Advisory, KPMG

  Stewart Hagell, Director, Corporate Treasury Advisory, KPMG


  Keynote address

  Sarah Willows, Chief Financial Officer, KPMG UK


  Panel discussion and Q&A

  Karen Pugsley, Former Group Treasurer

  Emily Thorpe, Work Life Balance Coach, Speaker & Author

  Sarah Willows, Chief Financial Officer, KPMG UK

  Lloyd Peckham, Psychotherapist

  Facilitated by: Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, ACT

  19:55   Closing remarks followed by networking drinks
  21:00   Close of event




















KPMG offices

15 Canada Square, Canary Wharf


E14 5GL


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The Work-life Balance: a Myth or Reality? event, part of the ACT Diversity and Inclusion Calendar, took place on 27 November in London, UK.


This event was free to attend

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