Upcoming Events

13 June 2019, 8:00-10:00. Diversity Project Returners Workstream Breakfast Event, Aviva Investors, London EC3P 3DQ. Women Returners is co-organising and Julianne is speaking at this free event for employers in the savings and investment sector.

25 June 2019. Women Mean Business Forum, London. Julianne is a panelist at Westminster Insight’s Forum which will provide an update on progress being made towards the Hampton-Alexander Review targets and Gender Pay Gap reporting

9 July 2019. Supporting Women in the Workplace Conference, Central London. Julianne is speaking about returner and retraining programmes.

Past Events

13 May 2019. Women Returners Conference, Rooms on Regents Park, London. Our flagship conference for 200 returning professional women.

28 March 2018. Returner Think Tank, London. Women Returners and O2 hosted a Think Tank for returner employers on starting up and scaling up a returner programme

5 March 2019. The Telegraph Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Hilton London Bankside. How to Develop a Successful Returnship – Julianne ran this Break-Out Session at The Telegraph’s Conference for business leaders and policy makers interested in Diversity & Inclusion

5 February 2019. PIMFA Wealth of Diversity Conference 2019, London. Julianne was a speaker at this Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association event for employers

4 December 2018. CFA Gender Diversity Partner Programme year-end breakfast forum, CFA Society, London. Members-only event. Julianne presented on returnships with Fidelity International.

31 October 2018. The Telegraph Women Mean Business Live, London. We’re supporting this one day summit celebrating women in the workplace. Julianne spoke on returning to work alongside over 30 other speakers including Allison Pearson, Dame Helena Morrissey, Nicola Mendelsohn, Brenda Trenowden and Mary Portas.

30 October 2018. Holyrood Insight: Women in Work, Edinburgh. Julianne spoke on a panel ‘Supporting Women in the Workplace’ at this event for employers.

26 June 2018, Returner Programmes Forum, London. Julianne from Women Returners spoke at this free event, along with EY and Tideway, on the benefits of running returner programmes and the Best Practice Guidance. Run by The Government Equalities Office.

14 June 2018, Cielo Talent Rising Summit, London.  Julianne presented on returnships with O2

17 April 2018, The Vote 100 Women in Business Summit, London. Women Returners was a Supporter of this event, run by City & Financial Global in partnership with the Women’s Network Forum, the Government Equalities Office, the Women’s Business Council, UN Women UK and 100 Women in Finance.

20 March 2018. Career Transition and Transformation Forum. INSEAD UK Alumni Association (for INSEAD and other Business School alumni & guests). Julianne was a panelist at this event

7-8 March 2018 International Women’s Day Events. The Law Society, London.

31 January 2018 Reboot, London. Julianne spoke at this event hosted by Good Housekeeping Live.

23 January 2018 Agility and Career Management, INSEAD Alumni Association London. Julianne was a panelist at this event

18 January 2018 Returners to Financial Services Scotland launch event, Glasgow

17 January 2018 Returners to Financial Services Scotland launch event, Edinburgh

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

20 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.

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

19 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.

26 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”.