Women Returners Conference 2020 Agenda

12 October – Preparing for your Return to Work 
   
09:00 – 09:30Registration | 1:1 Returner Meet-Ups | Visit Sponsor Booths 
09:30 – 09:45Main Stage: [Speaker] Welcome & Returner Programme Context Julianne Miles MBE, CEO, Women Returners
09:45 – 10:00Main Stage: [Speaker] Keynote 1Jane Garvey, Presenter BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and Fortunately Podcast
10:00 – 10:30Main Stage: [Returner Panel] Preparing to Return to WorkPanel of successful returners to work, hosted by Jane Garvey

10:30 – 10.45

Virtual Coffee Break

 
10:45 – 11:15Main Stage: [Workshop] Find your Career CompassKaren Danker, Head of Coaching, Women Returners
11:15 – 11:25Networking: 1:1 Returner Meet-Ups 
11:25 – 11:55Main Stage: [Workshop] Boost your Professional Confidence Stephanie Rix, Coach, Women Returners 
11:55 – 12:30Main Stage: [Returner Panel] Navigating a Successful Return to WorkPanel of successful returners to work, hosted by Trish Halpin, Co-host of Postcards from Midlife podcast and ex-Editor of Marie Claire
12:30 – 13:00Session Rooms: Returner Group Chats by Geography & Sector 

13:00 – 13:30

Virtual Lunch Break

 
13:30 – 14:30 Sponsor Booths: [Live Sessions] Employer Power Hour 
14:30 – 16:30Flexible Return to Work Support and Networking Time 
 * Laser 1:1 coaching sessions with WR coaches (pre-booked) 
 * Small group workshops – IT or Interview Skills (pre-booked) 
 * Session Rooms: Returner Group Chats by Geography & Sector 
 * Sponsor Booths: Employer information; book informal chats for Day 2 
 * Networking: 1:1 Meet-Ups with other returners 
 * Return to work pre-recorded webinars  
16:30Close of Day 1 
   
13 October – Preparing for your Job Search  
   
09:00 – 09:30Registration | 1:1 Returner Meet-Ups | Visit Sponsor Booths 
09:30 – 09:35Main Stage: [Speaker] Welcome to Day 2 Julianne Miles MBE
09:35 – 09:50Main Stage: [speaker] Keynote 2 Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, IT Pioneer
09:50 – 10:20Main Stage: [Employer Panel] The Rationale for Hiring ReturnersPanel of returner employers, hosted by Isabel Berwick, Editor Work & Careers, Financial Times
10:20 – 10:50Main Stage: [Workshop] Sharpen your CVVictoria McLean, CEO, City CV
10:50 – 11:05Main Stage: [Workshop] Improve your Self MarketingKate Mansfield, Senior Coach, Women Returners
11:05 – 11:20Networking: Tell your story 1:1 to other returners 
11:20 – 11:35Virtual Coffee Break 
11:35 – 12:05Main Stage: [Workshop] Enhance your LinkedIn ProfileVictoria McLean, CEO, City CV
12:05 – 12:35Main Stage: [Employer Panel] How to Succeed as a Returner CandidatePanel of returner employers, hosted by Claire Cohen, Women’s Editor and Associate Features Editor, The Telegraph
12:35 – 12:45Main Stage: Closing comments Julianne Miles MBE
12:45 – 13:00Networking: Share actions 1:1 with other returners 
13:00 – 13:30Virtual Lunch Break 
13:30 – 14:30 Sponsor Booths: [Live Sessions] Employer Power Hour 
14:30 – 16:30 Flexible Networking Time 
 * Employer Networking – 1:1 informal chats (pre-bookable from 7 October)  
 * Session Rooms: Returner Group Chats by Geography & Sector 
 * Sponsor Booths: Employer information 
 * Ask the WR Coaches 
16:30Close of Day 2