Women Returners Back to Your Future Virtual Conference 2020

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Are you a professional woman interested in returning to work after a career break? Join Women Returners, the return to work specialists, for our fourth annual Conference, now virtual and covering the UK and Ireland:

*Enjoy a motivational event packed with return-to-work panels and expert workshops, providing advice, support and inspiration

*Be inspired by our returner panel chaired by Jane Garvey, Co-Presentor of BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour and the Fortunately podcast, and by our keynote speaker - tech and returner employer pioneer Dame Stephanie Shirley

*Meet and talk virtually with our conference Employer Sponsors including Amazon Web Services, Bank of England, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, FDM Group, J.P. Morgan, O2 and St. James’s Place Academy, and learn more from our Employer panel, chaired by Isabel Berwick, Editor, Work & Careers, Financial Times.

“After attending this event, I have gone from hopeless to dynamic, with a clear mission of returning to work.” 2019 Attendee

The content of the conference will be relevant to you whether your background is in finance, law, tech, engineering, marketing, retail, HR or any other professional area; whether your career break has been 18 months or 18 years; and whether you are at the first stage of your return-to-work journey or actively applying for roles.

Our previous Conferences have all sold out in advance, so don’t delay booking your ticket!

“Absolutely inspiring event, with the blend of positive and practical. Great job on putting together such a wonderfully useful day” 2019 Attendee

“Women Returners has offered me a lifeline as I embark on my return to work. I feel energised and hopeful that a job is waiting for me” 2019 Attendee

What will you get from the Conference?


Expert Return to Work Support

  • Find your Career Compass
    • Become more focused in your ‘What Next?’ career choices
    • Get a road map to clarify your aims, develop decision criteria and move to action
  • Boost your Professional Confidence
    • Get a renewed sense of ‘what is great about me?’
    • Increase your self-belief with practical tips and techniques
  • Improve your Self Marketing
    • Craft your career story
  • Sharpen up your CV and enhance your LinkedIn Profile (with Victoria McLean, CEO of City CV)
    • Sharpen up your CV
    • Enhance your LinkedIn profile to attract employers

Inspiration and advice from Returners, Employers and Speakers

  • Learn from the experiences of our inspirational panel of women who have successfully returned to work in diverse fields, chaired by Jane Garvey, Co-Presenter of BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and the award-winning podcast Fortunately
  • Be inspired by our amazing keynote speaker, tech and returner employer pioneer Dame Stephanie Shirley
  • Find out from our panel of leading employers the reasons why employers run returner programmes and what you can do as a candidate to stand out, chaired by Isabel Berwick, Editor, Work & Careers, Financial Times
  • Learn about the different types of returner programme from Julianne Miles MBE, CEO and Co-Founder of Women Returners
  • Gain insight from Victoria McLean, Chief Executive, City CV on how to create a compelling, impressive CV and LinkedIn profile, plus how to position your career break.


Opportunities to connect with leading Returner Employers

  • Find out more about the returner opportunities, and meet and talk virtually, with our returner employer sponsors, including Amazon Web Services, Bank of England, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, FDM Group, J.P. Morgan, O2 and St. James’s Place Academy

Personalised or small group support (subject to availability; one pre-booked choice only)

  • 1:1 ‘Laser’ Coaching Session (15 minutes) with one of Women Returners’ expert coaching team
  • Bridge your IT Gap (15 minutes) small-group workshop with Computer Fitness
  • Interview Skills (25 minutes) small-group workshop with City CV

Where, When and How?

When? Monday 12 October (9:00 – 16:00) and Tuesday 13 October 2020 (9:15 – 12:30). Frequent breaks will be included through the day

Where? Online, from the comfort of your own home.

How? The content will be a mixture of live speaker sessions, panels and workshops and interactive e-meetings for the employer networking and personalised support components. Selected speaker/workshop sessions will be available on recording for 30 days after the event. Conference materials will be provided in advance, including speaker biographies and employer profiles.

How can I get more information?

For further details on workshops, employers attending and support and to see highlights from our 2019 Conference, visit the Women Returners Conference webpage.

If you have any questions about the conference please email us Sarah info@womenreturners.com


Who is the target audience?

The event is for women with a professional/managerial background who have taken a long career break (typically over one year). It is NOT targeted at employers, coaches, recruiters or HR professionals. The limited number of tickets are reserved for returning professionals, so please do not buy a ticket if you are within one of these groups as we will have to refund you.

Can I update my registration information?

If you would like to update your registration information, please email Sarah on info@womenreturners.com

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds will be provided up to 30 days before the event. No refunds are available after this date.

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