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Triangirls parenting breakfast event

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Compare The Market - White Collar Factory

1 Old Street Yard, Old Street

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EC1Y 8AF

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Come and join us for breakfast and inspirational talks on parenting.

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A breakfast event for people with families, and those who want to know what it's like.

Presented by Triangirls: Not your average women in tech event.

Meet other working parents to discuss how to manage work/life balance with the addition of little ones.

Topics we'll cover: what maternity and paternity leave is really like, how to make time for yourself, what returning to work is like and finding that all important balance between work, little ones and you.

Talk #1 - Sarah June Fox - Product Designer @ Trainline

Take Care

Motherhood is quite an experience, better than I could have ever imagined with more challenges than I can honestly say I’ve truly faced before. It is far too easy to forget about the importance of taking care of ones-self when you’re meant to be worrying about your baby and your house and you career (and a puppy for some too) It sounds obvious, but I feel like I’m the first thing that gets forgotten when the madness is all piling up. My life is so different now, the pace of it is altered, the priorities are new and my little man has captured my heart. Sadly there is no motherhood manual, but I will share with you how I learned to balance my mayhem. Once I managed that, I loved every minute, even the screamy, barfy, pooey, food-throwing, phone-smashing, no sleeping bits.

Talk #2 - Haley Gould - Senior UX Designer at Compare the Market

The transition to a London working mum

Never in my wildest dreams had I ever imagined having a baby in London, let along on the other side of the world from my family. Yet this all changed when I met my future husband and several years later we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy. Having my first baby in London whilst working in the tech scene hasn’t always been cute dimples, babyccino dates and a walk in the park with the stroller, but overall it’s given me a fresh perspective on so many things - work, time management, friends, and life in general. I thought I would share with you my journey into motherhood, from pregnancy battles, to some of my biggest fears, with some (hopefully) sound advice along the way.

Running order:

08:00 - Arrival and breakfast

08:30 - Intro - Triangirls

08:40 - Sarah June Fox - Take Care

08:55 - Haley Gould - The transition to a London working mum

09:15 - Mingling

10:00 – End

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About Sarah:

Design is my second career. I worked in music for quite a while then fell naturally into Visual Communications when I needed a change of focus. Now I consider myself multidisciplinary: I work in product but I’m also a motionographer, printmaker, wanna-be writer and devoted type nerd.

Following my degree I worked as a freelance designer in Dublin in both print and web studios and was lucky to have experience working on projects from conception to production in small and large teams and also on a freelance basis. The scope of this work was varied, but mainly resided in the cultural sector. My move into product coincided with my move to London.

I am passionate about user-centred design, about research, analysis and problem solving. I am a strong believer that design should be attractive, intuitive and easy to use but above all, that it is about communication. I currently work in Trainline looking after their white label product suite. Outside of work I am a runner, reader and have recently made a new human.

About Haley:

Haley is a Senior UX Designer at Compare the Market, London. Starting her career as a graphic and web designer, with a two year stint teaching design, her transition into UX has been a natural one. Prior to CTM Haley’s industry experience ranges from creative agency, in house, freelance, ecomm, education and fintech. She loves to research, craft, and communicate her designs and work with brands to help them to craft beautiful products that impact people’s every day lives. Away from work, you’ll find Haley doing her own personal creative side hustles, marathon training, travelling and spending time with her active 2 year boy, Harvey.

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Sponsors:

A huge thank you to Compare The Market, their support is incredibly valuable to our community and helps us put on such memorable events.

At Compare The Market we’re passionate about saving customers money. Our vision is to transform comparison, and technology is at the forefront of that journey. Our people help shape and build propositions that deliver exceptional customer experiences. We challenge thinking, build together, learn from our experiences and grow as a result. We provide customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as credit cards and loans.

Who are the Triangirls?

A femme-friendly community for women and non-binary folks working in tech. We exist to encourage the sharing of experiences and facilitate collaboration in each others growth.

We have our own social every month, and we also meet and attend other events / exhibitions / conferences together. You can find out what we get up to in our monthly newsletter, and view photos from our previous events on the website.

Triangirls Code of Conduct

While participating in the Triangirls community both online and offline, you are required to follow this code of conduct.

Triangirls is a safe space and supportive community that provides mentorship and empowerment for women and non-binary people working in design.

Our meetings are inclusive and supportive spaces for all women (trans, intersex and cis) and all nonbinary, agender and gender variant people. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual.

As Triangirls is run by volunteers, and we rely on our community to help ensure we have a welcoming, open, diverse and safe environment.

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, educational level, age, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

If you have any queries regarding our gender inclusion policy, please don’t hesitate to contact the organisers.

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