Women Returners Back to Your Future Conference 2024

Outline Agenda

Day 11 May – Preparing for your Return to Work
09:00 – 09:30Arrival, Explore Employer Booths & Peer Conversations 
09:30 – 09:40Stage: Welcome to the ConferenceJulianne Miles MBE, CEO, Career Returners
Hazel Little, Deputy CEO, Career Returners
09:40 – 09:45Stage: Welcome AddressMaria Caulfield, MP, Minister for Women
09:45 – 10:30Stage: Returner Panel: Navigating a Successful Return to Work

Fifi Crowley, Delivery Manager, DC Thomson
Dagma Cummings, Operational Risk Analyst , Starling Bank
Victoria Grantham, Associate, DAC Beachcroft LLP
Subiya Muneer, Solutions Developer, Deloitte Ireland LLP
Iuliana Udangiu, Business Optimisation Analyst, EDF Energy
Hosted by Jane Garvey, Broadcaster and Journalist

10:30 – 10.40Coffee Break 

10:40 – 11:10

Stage: Workshop: Find your Career Compass

  • Become more focused in your ‘What Next?’ career choices
  • Get a road map to clarify your aims, develop decision criteria and move to action

Sponsored by St. James’s Place Academy

Liz Mearns, Deputy Head of Coaching, Career Returners

11:10 – 11:20Networking: Intros & Share your Conference goals with another Returner 1:1 
11:20 – 11:50

Stage: Workshop – Boost your Professional Confidence

  • Get a renewed sense of ‘what is great about me?’
  • Increase your self-belief with practical tips and techniques
  • Improve your self marketing and craft your career story

Sponsored by FDM Group

Stephanie Rix, Lead Coach, Career Returners
11:50 – 11:55Break 
11:55 – 12:25

Stage: Workshop: Take the Fear out of Networking

  • Develop strategies for in-person and virtual networking 
  • Conversation starters & exit lines 
  • Top tips to boost your confidence

Sponsored by J.P. Morgan

Rachel Halsall, Executive Coach
12:25 – 12:30

Stage: Close of Morning and Intro to Afternoon

Julianne Miles MBE, CEO, Career Returners
12:30 – 12:40

Networking: Intros & Share your key Strengths with another Returner 1:1

12:40 – 13:15Lunch Break – explore employer booths, chat with other returners 1-2-1 
13:15 – 15:00Sessions: Meet with other Returners in your sector 
13:30 – 14:30 Sessions: ‘Ask the CR Coaches’ drop-in  
14:00 – 15:00 Sessions: ‘Meet the CR Programme Team’ drop-in  
15:00End of Day One 
Day 22 May – Preparing for your Job Search
09:00 – 09:30Arrival, Explore Employer Booths & Peer Conversations 
09:30 – 09:35Stage: Welcome to Day Two Julianne Miles MBE, CEO Career Returners
09:35 – 10:05

Stage: Workshop: Create your Return-to-Work CV

Sponsored by Moody’s

Victoria McLean, CEO, City CV
10:05 – 10:50Stage: Employer Panel: The Value Returners Bring and Top Tips for Success

Gee Foottit, St James’s Place Financial Adviser Academy
Tace Heuston, J.P. Morgan
Sarah Mavius, FDM Group
Lorraine Toole, Workday
Alexander Trusty, Moody’s Corporation
Hosted by Upasna Bhadhal,Diversity Recruitment Champion 

10:50 – 11:00Coffee Break 
11:00 – 11:30

Stage: Workshop – Create your Returner LinkedIn Profile

Sponsored by Workday

Victoria McLean, CEO, City CV
11:30 – 11:45

Stage: Workshop: Develop your Professional Intro

  • Develop a confident and authentic way to present yourself and your career story; encompassing your skills, strengths, and experiences built over your career and career break
Maharukh Dalal, Lead Coach, Career Returners
11:45 – 11:55Networking: Practice your Intro with another Returner 1:1 
11:55 – 12:05Stage: Closing commentsJulianne Miles MBE, CEO, Career Returners
Hazel Little, Deputy CEO, Career Returners
12:05 – 12:15Networking: Share your Action Plan with another Returner 1:1 
12:15 – 12:45Lunch Break – explore Employer booths, chat with other returners 1:1 
12:45 – 13:25Employer Booths: Employers Live: Hear from Employers 
13:30  – 14:30Sessions: Employer Conversations: Meet with Employers 
14:30 – 15:00Sessions: Action Planning for Success with the CR Coaches drop-in
Expo Booths: ‘Ask City CV’ drop-in
15:00Conference Close