conference-2017

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Conference Programme 

09:00  Registration, Networking and Coffee/Tea

09:30  Welcome

Julianne Miles, Women Returners

09:45 Workshop: Stand up to Stand out – Build your Self-confidence with Humour

Lynne Parker, Funny Women

10:10  Returner Panel: Routes back to Work

Rachel Harris, Janus Henderson – Falguni Jain, DEKRA – Rayna Lloyd, University of Greenwich – Francesca Romana Mazzenga, FRM Architecture – Claire Sparksman, BeSocialLondon – Katie Virdi, GSK – chaired by Anna Johnstone, Women Returners

11:00  Coffee/Tea break

11:30  Returner Employer Panel: Why Hire Returners?

Alexander Clifford-Turner, Bloomberg – Stephanie Marshall, Fidelity International – Tricia Nelson, EY – Sharmini Selvarajah, Government Equalities Office – chaired by Claire Cohen, The Telegraph

12.00 Workshop: Get focused: Develop your return-to-work career direction

Julianne Miles, Women Returners

13:00  Lunch

Plus: Meet employer sponsor organisations & peers; pre-booked coaching, LinkedIn, IT & photo sessions*

14:10  Workshop: Improve your self-marketing: Craft your story & sharpen up your CV

Kate Mansfield, Women Returners – Victoria McLean, City CV

15:10  Returner Panel: Returner Programmes – Before, During & After

Rahmat Balogun, O2 – Synne Clutton-Diesen, FDM Group – Anne Elkington, Credit Suisse – chaired by Jane Garvey, 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 & Coffee/Tea

Meet employer sponsor organisations & peers; pre-booked coaching, LinkedIn, IT & photo sessions*

17:30  Close

*During the lunch and end-of-day networking times there will be a variety of activities on offer: