Join return to work experts Women Returners and STEM Returners at a free-of-charge Employer Insight Event for tech and engineering employers in the Midlands and the North of England. We’re hosting 3 events (all 9am – 11am):

  • 24 April. Leeds, supported by Leeds City Council
  • 25 April. Liverpool, supported by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • 26 April, Birmingham, supported by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Find out more about STEM ReCharge, a new project funded by the Government Equality Hub providing free training and support to employers on recruiting and retaining STEM professionals who have taken caring-related career breaks. Learn from the experience of Women Returners and STEM Returners, together with successful returner employers and career returners. Register ASAP as places are limited. 

At the Insight Events you will hear from:

• The Government Equality Hub, who will provide an overview of the STEM ReCharge project

• Julianne Miles MBE, CEO and Co-Founder of Women Returners, and Natalie Desty, Director of STEM Returners, talking about the opportunities and impacts of accessing and supporting career returners with STEM experience

• Tech and engineering employers, on the business benefits of hiring STEM professionals returning to work after a career break and how to set returners up for success in your organisation

• Tech and Engineering professionals who have returned to work after a career break, on the challenges of relaunching a career and what helped them to succeed

Outline Agenda

09:00 Register / Tea & Coffee / Networking

09:30 Welcome, Speakers and Panel, followed by Q&A

10:30 Networking

11:00 Close

Logistics and Registration

The events will be hosted at central locations in Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool, within easy access to the train station. 

To register click on the relevant link below:

Leeds – 24 April

Liverpool – 25 April

Birmingham – 26 April

Registration will close at midday on 19 April.

Please ensure all colleagues are registered individually for security reasons. Attendance will not be permitted unless you have registered for the event in advance.

Target Audience

The event is for Tech and/or Engineering Employers in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham and surrounding areas. Please do not register if you are a returner, a recruitment agency or a coach.


Contact with any questions or if you would like to find out more but are not available this time.

For more details on STEM ReCharge, including the support available to returners, see here.

We look forward to a great discussion!