Media mouthpiece & public speaking

From BBC News and Woman’s Hour to keynote speeches and commentary in The Daily Telegraph, Psychologies, Mother and Baby magazine and others, Jessica brings expert voice to stories on women’s career development, gender equality, organisational psychology, working parenthood and women in politics. Jessica also acts as a voice for research-based PR campaigns on these themes.

Jessica is a member of the British Psychological Society and appears on the Society’s media contacts list.


Jessica speaks to spark culture change and to fuel individuals’ belief and ability to get on. Her core topics are creating gender-balanced organisations, flourishing as a working parent and coming back with confidence after a career break.

She welcomes invitations to speak to business leaders, people tasked with increasing the representation of women in their organisation/industry, individuals who are returning to work and bright women where their best is yet to come.

Jessica’s experience includes live television and radio, traditional stage and podium speeches and round table discussions (boardroom and kitchen).

For journalists & press clippings

I’m pleased to help with any articles or news items that link to the themes above. The time optimiser in me prefers phone to e-mail.

Jessica Chivers is a media contact for the British Psychological Society and was a guest expert editor for Healthy magazine 2019-2020. She wrote LOOK magazine’s Life Consultancy column from the magazine’s inception in 2006 until 2010. In 2019 she had the privilege of guest co-editing People Management, the member magazine for the CIPD.

Here’s a selection of some of Jessica’s features/comments/references to her work in print. If you spot a comment or article by Jessica that’s not mentioned here it would be wonderful of you to send a note and possibly a scanned copy to hello@ (as you can see I didn’t keep up with cuttings 2017-2019).


  • What the post furlough work day will look like (Telegraph, July 2020)
  • Managing return to work anxiety (The Times, July 2020)
  • 30 ways to control the carnage of Christmas (Coach Magazine, December 2016)
  • How to accept myself for who I am? (BBC News, December 2016)
  • Fancy working from home? Here’s how to request flexible working (Guardian, November 2016)
  • Childcare costs when mums return to work (The Daily Mail, November 2016)
  • 7 tips for businesses hiring career breakers (Management Today, October 2016)
  • How to go away without the kids and actually enjoy it (, January 2016)
  • Regain your confidence after maternity leave (Mother & Baby, January 2016)
  • If we really want more women in tech, we need to bring them back (Guardian, December 2015)
  • The mums who admit we wish we hadn’t had so many children (The Daily Mail, June 2015)
  • Cohabiting colleagues (Marie Claire, April 2015)
  • Mother of all jobs (Daily Record, March 2015)
  • Parenting advice: five experts share their sanity-saving secrets (The Daily Telegraph, Feb 2015)
  • Working mother guilt: flexible working and trust are the only solutions (Guardian, May 2014)
  • Being a mum is your ace card (Mother & Baby, February 2014)
  • Why failure is worth celebrating (Healthy, January/February 2014)
  • Baby proof your career (Mother & Baby Magazine, December 2013)
  • The work less live more diet (Psychologies, September 2013)
  • Making a flexible working request (Moneywise, April 2013)
  • Work it out (Maternity & Infant, April 2012)
  • 10 Reasons Why You’re a Great Working Mum (Prima Baby, April 2012)
  • Late arrivals well worth waiting for (Yorkshire Post, 28 March 2012)
  • How motherhood makes a woman of you (Mother & Baby, March 2012)
  • When Parents Go to War (Daily Telegraph, February 2012)
  • The Happy Factor (Prima, December 2011)
  • Planning ahead for Christmas (Best, November 2011)
  • Mothers bring vital skills to the workplace (Weekly News, June 2011)
  • Your Back To Work Countdown (Prima Baby, July 2011)
  • Love the Little Things Life Coach Column (Red, June 2011)
  • Mantras for The Modern Mother (YOU Magazine, 28 May 2011)
  • Ladies Who Tweet (Stylist Magazine, April 2011)
  • Extreme self-development (Top Sante, February 2011)
  • The road to a university place (The Daily Telegraph, October 11 2010)
  • Love your friends, not so keen on their kids? (Prima Baby, July 2010)
  • Why mums need boundaries too (Prima baby, March 2010)
  • The growing pains of middle age women (The Times, December 2009)
  • Happiness is not a handbag (SHE, November 2009)
  • Read yourself happy (Western Mail, July 2009)
  • 10 Ways to a Healthy Mind (Healthy, March 2009)
  • Listen Up Superwoman (Cosmpolitan, July 2008)
  • Ditch the Diet Habit (LE Magazine, February 2008)
  • Just Do It! (LE Magazine, January 2008)
  • Be happy (LE Magazine, 2006)
  • How to keep your cool (Prima, 2006)
  • The New Milestones (New Woman, July 2005)
  • Spring Clean Your Mind (LE Magazine, March 2005)

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