Women Returners Events


FOR EMPLOYERS: 24 June 2020 (9:15-10:30). Returner Programmes during the Pandemic – Returner Employer Networking Event, Online. Hear from our CEO and from leading returner employers about the impact of Covid-19 on UK returner programmes and share learnings on virtual attraction, recruitment and onboarding of returners. Contact info@womenreturners.com for more details and to register.

FOR RETURNERS: Supporting our Network through the COVID-19 Crisis: Webinar SeriesWe’re running a free series of pre-recorded bitesize webinars for you to watch at a time that suits you:

FOR RETURNERS: 12-13 October 2020. Women Returners Back to Your Future Conference, UK and Ireland 2020, Online. Our flagship Annual Conference for returning professional women: 

  • Enjoy a wide range of return-to-work panels and expert workshops, providing advice, support and inspiration
  • Hear from, and meet virtually with, our returner employer sponsors, including Accenture Ireland, Amazon Web Services, Bank of England, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, FDM Group, J.P. Morgan, O2 and St. James’s Place Academy 
  • Be motivated by our returner panel chaired by Jane Garvey, Co-Presenter of BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and the Fortunately podcast, and our keynote speaker – tech pioneer, Dame Stephanie Shirley

FOR EMPLOYERS: 15 October 2020. Developing a Family-Friendly Workplace, Online. Julianne is speaking on Facilitating the Return to Work at this Dods Diversity and Inclusion event



30 April 2020 12.30-1.30pm.  How to win at interview. Free live webinar hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV

12 March 2020 12.30-1.30pmHow to use and optimise Linked in when returning to work. Free webinar hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV

25 February 2020  11.00-12.00pmHow to return to work after a Career Break  Free webinar hosted by Women Returners

12 February 2020. Women in Finance Summit 2020 (WiBF), London. Women Returners is supporting the Women in Finance Summit, a high profile forum which attracts 250+ senior FS industry delegates.

4 February 2020  12:30-1:30pm. How to create a winning CV. Free webinar hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV

22 January 2020 12.30-1.30pm. Tech Skills for your Future. Free webinar hosted by Computer Fitness and Women Returners. Understand what you can do to feel more confident and prepared for using technology when you return to work

11 December 2019 9.00am-1.00pm Women in the Workplace – returnships, intersectionality and reassessing the gender pay gap (Westminster Business Forum)London. Julianne is a speaker at this event which will discuss improving board-level representation, tackling the gender pay gap, ensuring meaningful representation, breaking down barriers to leadership through mentoring and returnships and changing workplace cultures.

28 November 2019. Women Mean Business Forum, Manchester. Julianne is a panelist at Westminster Insight’s Forum on the Gender Pay Gap and Women in Leadership

19 November 2019. Insuring Women’s Futures Launch Event, London. Women Returners is an exhibitor at the launch event for the Chartered Insurance Institute manifesto proposals

21 November 2019 12.30-1.30pm – How to win at interview Free webinar hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV

27 November 2019 8.30-10.00am Women in a Technology Driven World (Women in Banking and Finance)London. Julianne is on the expert panel at this event which will explore the challenges and opportunities for women in technology and provide key insights and the steps individuals can take to overcome these challenges.

31 October 2019 12.30-1.30pm  – How to use and optimise Linked in when returning to work Free webinar hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV.

9 October 2019 Back to Business Event, London – Kate is running a Roundtable at the event being run by The Really Helpful Club. Dame Helena Morrissey will give the keynote, alongside other talks and practical Roundtable discussions. Women Returners Network members will be able to purchase tickets at the permanently discounted early bird rate of £49 per ticket by emailing caroline@reallyhelpfulclub.com and quoting the discount code RHCWR.

4 October 2019 Flexpo Return to Work event – Kate Mansfield, our Coaching & Relationship Director will be a panellist at the free Flexpo Return to work event taking place at Sandown Racecourse. It is aimed at those wanting to return to work in a more flexible way and is the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers and panelists who have created their own paths back to fulfilling and flexible work. For more details and to register please click here.

26 September  2019  12:30-1:30pm – How to create a winning CV  Free webinar hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV.

5 September 2019 9:30am-1:00pm, Edinburgh – Women Returners is delighted to partner with Women in Banking and Finance in Scotland to co-host a Return to Work event. S. At the event you will find out more from employers who run returner programmes and understand what you can do to stand out as a candidate. You will be inspired to hear from returners who have successfully transitioned back into work following a career break and will benefit from a tailored return to work workshop facilitated by Women Returners. Places are limited, don’t delay.

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

25 June 2019. Women Mean Business Forum, London. Julianne was a panelist at Westminster Insight’s Forum

13 May 2019 Women Returners Conference. Our Flagship Back to Your Future Conference. 

1 April 2019 10am-1pm – Returners to Financial Services Scotland Scotland 2019 Launch Event, Edinburgh.

27 March 2019 12.30-1.30pm – How to win at interview Free webinar hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV

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

7 March 2019  – How to create a winning CV Hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV.

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

21 January 2019 12.30-1.30pm  – How to use and optimise Linked in when returning to work Hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV.

31 October 2018The Telegraph Women Mean Business Live, London. We supported 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.

3 October 2018. 12:30-13:30. Free Webinar. How to create a winning CV.  Hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV.

25 September 2018Women in Law Summit, London. We supported this conference on tackling the barriers to women’s legal careers.

20 September 2018. Free Webinar. How to use and Optimise Linked In when returning to work. Hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV.

27 June 2018. 12.30-1.30. Free Webinar. How to create a Winning CV. Hosted by Women Returners and Victoria McLean of City CV.

18 May 2018, Career Options and Support Available, The Law Society.  This is a free event that will help you explore career options and support available to those wishing to return to or change their career in the legal profession.

25 April 11am. FREE Returnships and Supported Hiring Webinar. Kate Mansfield, our Relationship Director, talked through the differences between the two routes and helped you decide which route might be best for you.

17 April 2018, The Vote 100 Women in Business Summit, London. Women Returners was a Supporter of this event, 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 only). Julianne was a panelist at this event

15 March 2018 Free Webinar.  How to win at Interview. Co-hosted by Victoria McLean of City CV.

7 March 2018 Empowerment workshop – International Women’s Day part 1 (14:00-16:00) The Law Society, London

8 March 2018 Inspirational evening – International Women’s Day Part 2 (18:00-21:00) The Law Society, London

31 January 2018 Reboot: Rediscover your career mojo London. Julianne spoke at this event hosted by Good Housekeeping.

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

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

18 January 2018, Free Webinar. How to Use and Optimise LinkedIn when Returning to Work. Co-hosted by Victoria McLean of City CV.

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

5th December 2017, Free Webinar.  How to create a winning CV. Co-hosted by Victoria McLean of City CV.

20th November 2017. Women Returners Conference 2017, London. Our flagship conference with return-to-work workshops, returner employers, networking & more. See here for details.

1st November 2017, Free Webinar.  How to Win at Interview.  Co-hosted by Victoria McLean of City CV.

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

28th September 2017, London. National Conference for Women in Project Management.

19th September 2017. Restart Your Career in the Investment and Savings Industry, London. Free event with the Diversity Project and Women Returners.

13th September – 4th October 2017.  Career Boost: Online Group Return-to-work Coaching Programme. More details here.

23rd May 2017, 12.30-1.30 GMT. FREE LinkedIn Webinar: in partnership with City CV.

12th May 2017. Women’s Engineering Society Annual Conference, Get Connected: Empowering Women and Enriching Careers. Including 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. 30% Club Automotive Learning Group. Julianne spoke about returnships for the automotive sector.

25th January 2017, 12.30-1.30 GMT. FREE Webinar: Interviewing Skills for Women Returning to Work, in partnership with City CV

29th Nov 2016. Women Returners Scotland Launch event. We held our first Women Returners Scotland event at Standard Life’s office in Edinburgh.

14th Nov 2016. Women Returners Conference 2016. We ran our first Women Returners Conference at One Moorgate in Central London. See here for highlights of the day.

29th Sept 2016. FREE Webinar “How to use and optimise LinkedIn when returning to work”, partnering with City CV.

3rd Oct 2016. ICAEW, London. Self-marketing: building your personal brand. ICAEW Comeback Community members only

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 2016Mumsnet Workfest 2016, London. We ran a Kickstart your Return to Work workshop at this annual event on women and work

28th April 2016.  Trinity Returners Event, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Julianne spoke on returning to work and UK returner programmes.

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

1st March 2016.  CV Webinar in conjunction with City CV. Katerina & City CV advised on preparing a return to work 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 women’s network

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

11th November 2015Sustaining a high-flying career. INSEAD alumni event with panel including Julianne discussing taking a career break

1st October 2015LinkedIn and your return to work. We presented a workshop for ICAEW Comeback Community members

25 June 2015.  Preparing for your Return to Work.  Julianne presented a workshop for ICAEW Comeback Community members

18 June 2015. London Technology Week. A Celebration of Diversity.  Benefits of returners for business

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

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

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

3rd June 2015Citymothers/Back to the City. 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. RIBA panel on how architecture practices can develop talented staff

24 March 2015. Career Restart Workshop for MBAs hosted by Women Returners at London Business School

18th Sept 2014. Return to Work event by West London Mums & The London Mothers’ Club, Chiswick

7th June 2014.  Mumsnet Workfest.  London.  2 workshops: “Returning to Work after an Extended Career Break” & “Fears, Doubts & Overcoming Guilt”.

21st – 22nd February 2014.  Work & Family Show.  London ExCEL. “Learn to juggle and ditch the guilt.” We spoke and participated in a panel discussion about freeing ourselves from working mother guilt.

10th September 2013. Return to Work workshop, Wimbledon. “Developing your new career direction.” Workshop for women considering returning to work after a career break.

23rd June 2013. Warwick Professional Women’s Group, London. “Options to relaunch your career.” Event for alumni of Warwick Business School and University.

21st June 2013. CCS Alumni workshop, London. “Coaching for women returners.” Workshop for experienced coaches on coaching women returning to work after a career break.

21st November 2012. TrainE-TraidE Women in the Workplace Conference, London. “Back to your Future.” Regaining confidence and finding your new direction

27th March 2012. Working Mums Live Event, Business Design Centre, London. “Return to work.” Workshop on overcoming career blockers and creating a personal pitch

20th March 2012. iRelaunch Return to Work Conference. London Business School. Julianne & Katerina provided UK support

8th November 2011. Working Mums Live Event. Lowry Centre, Manchester. “Return to work.” Workshop on overcoming career blockers and creating a personal pitch

8th March 2011. Working Mums Live Event. Business Design Centre, London. “Return to work.” Regaining confidence and excelling at interviews