Upcoming Events

Women Returners are hosting or participating in the following events:

2nd November 2017, London. Women in Banking and Finance, 17% – Banking on Diversity in Tech. For WIBF members. Julianne will be a panelist.

20th November 2017, London. Women Returners Conference 2017. Our annual large-scale event for 200+ returning professionals sponsored by Bloomberg, EY, O2, FDM Group, the Government Equalities Office and Civil Service HR, Credit Suisse, and Fidelity International. See more details here and highlights from last year’s Conference here. Note: this event is for returners only

5th December 2017, London. Real Estate Balance. Mentoring event focused on returners.

Past Events

19th September 2017, London. Restart Your Career in the Investment and Savings Industry. Free event for returners with the employers involved in the Diversity Project and Women Returners. See here for details.

26th September 2017, Edinburgh. Supporting Women in the Workplace. Holyrood Conference. Hazel from our Scottish office spoke at this event exploring what organisations can do to attract, nurture, and develop more women in the workforce

27th September 2017, London. RICS Visible Women Lunch. Julianne spoke on returnships (invitation only)

9th October 2017, London. NAWIC Returning to Work in Construction event. Co-hosted by NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) and Women Returners

29th June 2017. RICS Diversity & Inclusion Conference. Women Returners – information stand

12th May 2017. Women’s Engineering Society Annual Conference, Get Connected: Empowering Women and Enriching Careers. Included a session by Women Returners.

11th May 2017, Women in Journalism: Fifty – a dangerous age for journalists? Julianne was a panel member for this discussion.

9th May 2017, UK Automotive 30% Club. Julianne spoke on ‘What can a company do to encourage more women returners’.

31st March 2017, Scottish Investment Operations, Edinburgh. Diversity & Inclusion in the Financial Sector. Julianne was a panel member at this event for Scottish business

29th November 2016, 10:00 -11:30, Women Returners launch event, Edinburgh. Our first Women Returners event in Scotland for returning professionals, supported by Standard Life.

14th November 2016, London. Women Returners Conference: Women Returners Conference at One Moorgate in Central London, with a range of talks, workshops and networking opportunities specifically tailored for returning professionals, supported by corporate sponsors

17th October 2016. Roundtable on Women and Second Careers, House of Commons. Julianne participated in a Government Roundtable on changing careers after maternity leave.

20th June 2016. Creating the right mindset for a successful return to work. We ran a London-based workshop as part of our programme of events for the ICAEW Comeback Community

26th May 2016. Equate Scotland Women Returners STEM event, Edinburgh. Julianne spoke on ‘The Future of Returnships’

14th May 2016. Mumsnet Workfest. We ran a Kickstart your Return to Work workshop

28th April 2016.  Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Julianne spoke on returning to work and returner programmes at a diversity event

14th April 2016.  Create Your New Career Direction. Julianne ran a workshop for the ICAEW Comeback Community

1st March 2016.  CV Webinar. Women Returners in conjunction with City CV

27th January 2016. Katerina and Julianne ran a workshop on “Returning to work after an extended career break” at an event hosted by the Really Helpful Club, a SW London networking group.

18 November 2015. Returners information session. Katerina spoke to members of Shell Outpost about Women Returners’ resources for getting back to work

11 November 2015. INSEAD UK alumni event. Panel included Julianne discussing returner programmes

10 November 2015. BBC Radio Berkshire. Julianne & Katerina spoke about returning to work

25 June 2015.  Preparing for your Return to Work.  Workshop for ICAEW Comeback Community members

23 June 2015. Women’s Engineering Society Conference: Engineering Women – Are they returning to work?. We presented on Returnships: Context, Benefits & Case Study

18 June 2015. London Technology Week. A Celebration of Diversity.  We spoke about business benefits of returners

10 June 2015CFA UK Women’s Network event. Maternity Leave and Returning to Work panel

9 June 2015. Old Pauline/Paulina Business Breakfast. Returnships and other routes back to work after a career break

3 June 2015. CityMothers/BacktotheCity. Returning to Work after a Career Break. Women Returners workshop

16 May 2015. Mumsnet Workfest, London.  We ran a Kickstart your Return to Work workshop

12 May 2015. How to Make Law Work for You, London. Workshop by LOD (Lawyers On Demand) and Women Returners

30 April 2015. Regaining your Professional Confidence.  We ran a workshop for ICAEW Comeback Community members

30 April 2015. Business Forum. Katerina spoke on a  RIBA panel on how architecture practices can develop talented staff

24 March 2015. Career Restart Workshop hosted by Women Returners,London Business School, London 

For LBS alumnae and partners of alumni returning to work after a career break, together with other MBA alumnae.

31 Oct 2014 Women, Work & Leadership, Affinity Health at Work Research Consortium Masterclass

This event included an update on research and practitioner innovations in the area of women, work & leadership. Julianne discussed the value of returnships to promoting female leadership in organisations.

16 Oct 2014. Diversity in Leadership. Kingston Business School

This evening event explored how occupational and business psychology can be, and is being, used to increase diversity in leadership in the UK, with presentations from leading practitioners whose work focuses on gender diversity. Julianne from Women Returners spoke about “Returnships: An innovative diversity initiative”.