Energy UK boss reveals ‘guilt’ at long working hours

The chief executive of a leading trade body has revealed the “constant guilt” of working long hours while raising her young child, as millions of parents struggle to balance their family lives with the need to work from home.

Speaking to The Juggling Act, a Daily Telegraph podcast, which you can listen to on the audio player above, Emma Pinchbeck said that on some occasions it had been necessary to breastfeed during “meetings with really important stakeholders… like Number 10 Downing Street”.

The boss of Energy UK said that this was sometimes “a distraction for me” and “threw me off my game a bit”.

She added: “I didn’t have a choice about separating the mother part of me and the chief executive part of me in those moments.

“They had to kind of comfortably co-exist and I found that difficult”.

Despite the challenges of working from home with an infant,

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