Enabling dual careers in the global workplace

We are delighted to welcome you to this Permits Foundation news page, designed to
share with our community the great work it is doing to promote and enable dual careers.

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This article is taken from the Autumn 2023 issue of

Think Global People magazine

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View your copy of the Autumn 2023 issue of Think Global People magazine.

As its website states, the Permits Foundation promotes the best practice of a direct and ‘open’ work permit or authorisation for legally resident partners of international employees. Discover over the coming magazine issues how this organisation can support employee engagement, recruitment and retention, and your DE&I and ESG agenda.After consultation with its members, the Permits Foundation’s country focus in the coming months includes China, India, Ireland, Singapore, South Africa and the US. These destinations will resonate with many readers.

Championing advocacy

There are more details on its website about the Permits Foundation’s impressive advances in advocacy, including submitting evidence to government departments in the relocation hotspot of Ireland and recommending that direct work access be extended to spouses and partners of intra-company transferees. Read the submission here.

Sharing the world map

This is a wonderful tool for those managing and supporting international assignees and mobile assignees and families. This invaluable, interactive world map of mobile spouse and partner work authorisation allows you to check at-a-glance how countries are legislating to enable direct work access for dependants of highlyskilled international employees. It includes recently updated countries across Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.For a host of resources, including ‘The International Dual Careers Survey Report 2022’, visit permitsfoundation.com  For further details contact Kathleen Travaille, Communications Manager, kathleen.travaille@permitsfoundation.com

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10:30–14:30, Institute of Directors, LondonRelocate Global’s Think Women 2023 event, ‘Inspiring Global Women for Growth’, was held in March at the Institute of Director’s in London to mark International Women’s Day. We were delighted to welcome Gill Gordon, chair of the Permits Foundation, to join the workshop, lunch and keynote with economist, Dr Anino Emuwa.This was a unique opportunity for the global mobility community to come together to explore the future of work and a more equitable world for girls and women, and to promote the importance of international careers.

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Watch the video

Watch the video interview with Gill Gordon here, reinforcing the importance of international  leadership roles for women.
We warmly welcome Permit Foundation members to join us on Friday 8 March 2024 at the IoD in London. Watch out too for details of an inspirational livestream event to enjoy from wherever you are in the world.

Watch the video highlights

Watch the 2023 Think Women event video highlights here.

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