Workingmums.co.uk is holding its second London exhibition, on Tuesday 27th March 2012 at the Business Design Centre in Islington – and this year it will be bigger and better! It’s a unique event on everything related to flexible working.
This year’s event will feature even more space for more employers, franchises and support organisations to exhibit and guide women back into the world of work and small business. Key note speaker, Joanna Gosling, BBC Newsreader and author of Simply Wonderwoman will open the event before a range of interactive seminars begin, advising on returning to work to setting up your own business.
The first exhibition, held on 8th March 2011 (aptly held on International Women’s Day) was a roaring success. Over 4,000 people pre-registered on the website before the event and on the day the centre was buzzing with activity.
Many employers had stands, including John Lewis, Santander, H&M, Hobbs, UBS and sponsors Deloitte. Their aim was offer job opportunities to and meet up with talented and experienced professional women who want to work flexibly or in a family friendly way.
There were also a host of support and advice organisations on hand, including Working Families, the National Childminding Association and The Daycare Trust and for those keen to retrain, Home Learning College led a section on courses and training.
Workingmums.co.uk‘s founder Gillian Nissim welcomed everyone to the event, and introduced TV presenter Fiona Phillips who gave the keynote speech this morning about her experiences of balancing a challenging job, two small children and two parents with Alzheimer’s.
Fiona’s session was followed by a series of seminars on everything from starting a business to negotiating flexible working, with top class speakers giving advice. Microsoft and Lloyds Bank also gave sessions on starting a business and CV and Interview Advisers provided a free CV clinic.