Workshop – Navigating Career & Family
A high impact workshop designed to help you shape your life in a way that works for you and your family.
Do you ask yourself, what does it take to have it all?
Are you wondering how other women do it?
Would you like to know how to make it work?
Then this workshop is for you.
We show you what worked for other women, how they make it work and what they learned along the way. The real bits, the nasty bits and the good bits too. Just come along and find out what it’s like behind the scenes.
This workshop will really help you ground career decisions in reality, ensuring you achieve what you envision for you and your family.
It’s going to be a fun evening full of valuable tips, advice and experiences. Don’t delay your booking, there are strict limits on capacity.
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What you will get out of the workshop
- Impact of your career decisions as a working parent, and ways of making them work for you (career break, plateau-ing, part-time, flexible)
- Strategies that work for managing expectations at work and at home
- Know how to keep your corporate career on track – during and after maternity leave and when working flexibly
- Real insights on what works for other career-minded women
What we will cover in the workshop
- What it takes to have a top career
- The best time to return to work after children
- Career paths, and how they are often different for women
- Overview of full-time, working flexible hours or taking a break – what other parents choose to do, impacts on career and family of each option
- Managing yourself and your career before and after children: visibility and vulnerability
What the evening will be like
You will find a mix of speakers, interactive exercises and a panel-discussion. A key feature of the evening is to get the opportunity to meet, share and learn from other working parents.
Great speakers, professional working parents, selected for you
All speakers manage a career and children themselves. They are selected for their expertise, experience as working parents, realistic views and a positive outlook on opportunities for working parents.
Tracey runs her own successful business ‘eve-olution’ and is a leading international expert on working women. She has a background in psychology, with NLP, Personal Development and Servant Leadership. She firmly believes you can enjoy a successful career alongside a fulfilling personal life; though she recognises it can be difficult for women to achieve their full potential. Her talks are all about inspiring you to reach your full potential, with plenty of practical tips. In her talks she draws on theory as much as on personal experience, as when she started her business ten years ago she was newly divorced and her own three children were all under 10.
Amber is an Executive Director in Ernst & Young’s London-based International Tax Services Group which provides tax consultancy services to a wide range of UK and foreign-based multinational companies. She started her career at Andersen before joining Hanson PLC soon after Andersen’s merger with Deloitte. She then moved to Barclays PLC before joining Ernst & Young in August 2006. She has worked full time, part time and in a job share and is engaging and articulate about her experiences.
Anna coaches women and runs workshops gently guiding clients on what a good work life balance looks and feels like for them and which concrete steps to take to develop it. She also knows the way organisations work from working with in-house recruiters and HR specialists developing Work Life Balance initiatives for over a decade. Anna loves developing new possibilities for balanced working. She has a background in senior HR roles in multinational organisations.
The panel will include all speakers as well as Fiona Severs, flexible working expert and owner of Lexington Gray
Fiona is an ex-corporate lawyer with 15 years’ experience in top law firms. In 2009 Fiona set up Lexington Gray which offers flexible work consultancy to organisations looking to implement or hone effective flexible work policies. Lexington Gray also operates a niche legal recruitment business that specialises in finding flexible work for lawyers.
Fiona is passionate about diversity issues and supporting women to reach the top of their chosen profession. A recent Law Society report identified a lack of flexible work structures together with an absence of recruitment agencies willing to place candidates into part-time roles as the two biggest barriers to women’s careers in the law. Through Lexington Gray Fiona aims to tackle both of these obstacles head on.
Fiona offers recruitment services to lawyers and consulting and coaching services to corporates to help them design and implement flexible working practices that work.
Date: Wednesday 24 April 2013
Time: 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Venue: The Academy, 21 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6HG, nr Goodge Street and Russell Square tube
Recommendations for Mum & Career Workshops
“A very well-targeted event with great and approachable speakers. I gained a lot of confidence and focus.”
“It was a fantastic event! I realised I am not the only person to feel the way I do.”
“Listening to other people made me start to clarify my own position and feelings about my position as a mum returning to work.”
“I really liked the variety of speakers, it helped me think about my own situation in new ways.”
“All speakers were engaging and inspiring. I gained lots of practical information too.”
“Attending the workshop on Career Change and Re-training has given me the drive to start researching a business start-up, as I had previously been too worried/ unsure about doing this. Small steps, but at least I’m now doing something about it rather than always talking about wanting to make a change.”