Conference Programme (draft – subject to change) 

09:00  Registration & coffee/tea

09:30  Welcome: Julianne Miles, MD and Co-Founder of Women Returners

09:50 Support session: Lynne Parker, CEO & Founder of Funny Women: Stand up to Stand out – Build your self-confidence with humour

10:20  Panel discussion: Returners who have taken a variety of paths back to fulfilling and flexible  work

11:00  Coffee/tea break

11:30  Panel discussion: Returner Employers, chaired by Claire Cohen from The Telegraph

12.00 Return to Work Workshop: Get focused: Develop your return-to-work career direction with Women Returners

13:00  Lunch, networking with peers & sponsor organisations, & other activities (see below)

14:10  Return to Work Workshop: Improve your self-marketing: Craft your story & sharpen up your CV with Kate Mansfield, Lead Coach at Women Returners and Victoria McLean, MD of City CV

15:10  Panel discussion: Returnship participants from leading employers, chaired by Jane Garvey from BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

16:00  Keynote: Avril Martindale, 30% Club

16:20  Review of the Day: Julianne Miles, MD & Co-Founder of Women Returners

16:30  Networking with peers & sponsors & other activities (see below)

17:30  Close

Other Activities 

During the networking times there will be a variety of activities on offer: