Conference Programme 

09:00-09:30  Registration & networking, with coffee/tea and breakfast pastries

09:30-10:00  The Changing Context for UK Returners: Julianne Miles, MD of Women Returners

10:00-10:15  Keynote: Jane Garvey, Presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour

10:15-11:00  Panel: The Returnship Experience

Returnship participants from Credit Suisse, Skanska and O2; chaired by Jane Garvey

11:00-11:30  Coffee/tea break

11:30-12:00  ICAEW Panel: The Value of Returners to Leading Consulting Employers

Gaenor Bagley, Head of Corporate Purpose, PwC; Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent Deloitte; Maggie Stilwell, Managing Partner for Talent, EY; Ingrid Waterfield, Director P3 Practice, KPMG; chaired by Sharron Gunn, Executive Director, ICAEW

12.00-13:00  Women Returners Return to Work Workshop 1:

Get focused: Develop your return-to-work career direction with Julianne Miles

13:00-14:10  Lunch, networking with peers & sponsor organisations, & other activities (see below)

14:10-15:10  Women Returners Return to Work Workshop 2:

 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

15:10-16:00  Panel: Routes Back to Work – Returners tell their Return-to-Work Stories

Six women who have taken a variety of paths back to fulfilling and flexible work, including finding corporate roles through networking, using their professional skills in different ways, taking stepping stone roles to their current job and creating portfolio careers

16:00-16:20  Keynote: Brenda Trenowden, Global Chair of 30% Club

16:20-16:30  Review of the Day: Julianne Miles, MD of Women Returners

16:30-17:30  Networking with peers & sponsors & other activities (see below)

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