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Hayley Hughes

Hayley Hughes is a design director for Nike, where she leads teams to imagine the future of sports through design systems. She is passionate about building communities, helping teams collaborate, and making organizations more human. Throughout her career, Hayley has also created and evolved design systems at IBM, Shopify, and Airbnb.

In her spare time, Hayley is a casual gardener, distance runner, and regular at all the breakfast taco shops in Austin where she’s based.

Hayley Hughes

About the talk

In conversation: Balancing leadership careers with caregiving

- SFJAZZ Center

A lot of attention has, rightly, been given to supporting parents to be able to juggle parental responsibilities with having fulfilling careers. But there is another, growing group of caregivers we need to consider: those caring for ageing family members. This type of caregiving comes with its own requirements that are distinctive in many ways from child care responsibilities.

As distributed family models become more popular the ability to juggle carer responsibilities for elderly relatives with the demands of our leadership roles becomes more difficult.

How do we make the space to prioritise the needs of our family with the needs of our teams and organisations?

Is it possible to make space for ourselves amidst all the requirements of our time?

How do workplaces and employers can support people in these roles?

We will be joined by a group of design leaders who will share their personal experiences of trying to find this balance and how we can support each other along the way.

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