Women Returners Conference 2021 Agenda

5 October – Preparing for your Return to Work  
     
09:00 – 09:30 Arrival, Explore and Networking  
09:30 – 09:45 Stage: Welcome & Conference Introduction Julianne Miles MBE, CEO, Women Returners
09:45 – 10:00 Stage: Keynote Speaker Jane Garvey, Presenter of Fortunately and Life Changing Podcasts, ex-Presenter Woman’s Hour and Author 
10:00 – 10:30 Stage: Returner Panel – Preparing to Return to Work Hosted by Jane Garvey

10:30 – 10.45

Coffee Break

 
10:45 – 11:15 Stage: Workshop – Find your Career Compass Karen Danker, Head of Coaching, Women Returners
11:15 – 11:25 Networking: Say hello to other returners  
11:25 – 11:55 Stage: Workshop – Boost your Professional Confidence  Stephanie Rix, Coach, Women Returners 
11:55 – 12:05 Coffee Break  
12:05 – 12:35 Stage: Returner Panel – Navigating a Successful Return to Work Hosted by Trish Halpin, Co-host of Postcards from Midlife podcast and ex-Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire
12:35 – 13:00 Sessions Area: Meet other returners in your sector  

13:00 – 13:30

Lunch Break

 
13:30 – 14:30  Expo: Employer Power Hour (live sessions)  
14:30 – 16:30 Tailor your afternoon  
  Coaching sessions with WR coaches (pre-booked) Women Returners Coaches
  Small group workshops – Brush up on Powerpoint, Interview Skills or Creating a Healthy Balance Between Life and Returning to Work (pre-booked at registration) Computer Fitness; City CV; Liz Mearns, Women Returners Coach
  Sessions: Meet other returners by Sector  
  Expo: Browse employer booths  
  Networking: Meet other returners 1-2-1  
16:30 Close of Day One  
     
     
6 October – Preparing for your Job Search   
     
09:00 – 09:30 Arrival, explore and networking  
09:30 – 09:35 Stage: Welcome to Day Two  Julianne Miles MBE, CEO Women Returners
09:35 – 09:50 Stage: Keynote Speaker Dame Helena Morrissey, Financier, Campaigner (Chair of Diversity Project and Founder of 30% Club) and Author
09:50 – 10:20 Stage: Employer Panel – The Rationale for Hiring Returners  
:20 – 10:30 Coffee Break  
10:30 – 11:00 Stage: Workshop – Sharpen your CV Victoria McLean, CEO, City CV
11:00 – 11:15 Stage: Workshop – Improve your Self Marketing Kate Mansfield, Senior Coach, Women Returners
11:15 – 11:25 Networking: Practice your professional introduction with other returners  
11:25 – 11:55 Stage: Workshop – Enhance your LinkedIn Profile Victoria McLean, CEO, City CV
11:55 – 12:05 Coffee Break  
12:05 – 12:35 Stage: Employer Panel – How to Succeed as a Returner Candidate  
12:35 – 12:45 Stage: Closing comments  Julianne Miles MBE
12:45 – 13:00 Networking: Share actions 1-2-1 with other returners  
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break  
13:30 – 14:30  Expo: Employer Power Hour (live sessions)  
14:30 – 16:30  Tailor your afternoon  
  Sessions Area: Employer Networking – Small Group Networking (drop in)  
  Sessions Area: Meet other returners by Sector  
  Expo: Browse employer booths  
  Expo: Live 15:00-16:00 Ask the WR Coaches / Ask City CV  
16:30 Close of Conference