Women Returners Conference 2020 Agenda

12 October – Preparing for your Return to Work 
09:00 – 09:30Arrival, Explore and Networking 
09:30 – 09:45Stage: Welcome & Conference IntroductionJulianne Miles MBE, CEO, Women Returners
09:45 – 10:00Stage: Keynote SpeakerJane Garvey, Presenter BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and Fortunately Podcast
10:00 – 10:30Stage: Returner Panel – Preparing to Return to WorkTolulope Anifalaje, Housing Lawyer, London Borough of Camden; Clare Lysaght, Rapid Innovation Team, Accenture Ireland; Dr Sarah McKelvie, Clinical Fellow in Geriatric Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust; Wilma Purser, Marketing Manager, Equity Gap; hosted by Jane Garvey, Presenter BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and Fortunately Podcast

10:30 – 10.45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15Stage: Workshop – Find your Career CompassKaren Danker, Head of Coaching, Women Returners
11:15 – 11:25Networking: Say hello to other returners 
11:25 – 11:55Stage: Workshop – Boost your Professional Confidence Stephanie Rix, Coach, Women Returners 
11:55 – 12:05Coffee Break 
12:05 – 12:35Stage: Returner Panel – Navigating a Successful Return to WorkAngela Burke, Senior Customer Services Exec/Office Manager, Sportslab Technology Ltd; Bridget Clifford, Senior Supervisor, Insurance Division, Bank of England; Alison Mann, Strategic Customer Engagements EMEA, AWS; Sonal Pal, Technical Assurance Engineer, SCS Railways; hosted by Trish Halpin, Co-host of Postcards from Midlife podcast and ex-Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire
12:35 – 13:00Sessions Area: Meet other returners in your Location or Sector 

13:00 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:30 Expo: Employer Power Hour (live sessions) 
14:30 – 16:30Tailor your afternoon 
 Coaching sessions with WR coaches (pre-booked)Women Returners Coaches
 Small group workshops – Bridge your IT Gap, Interview Skills or Communicating with Impact (pre-booked at registration)Computer Fitness; City CV; Jayne Constantinis
 Sessions: Meet other returners by Location and Sector 
 Expo: Browse employer booths 
 Networking: Meet other returners 1-2-1 
16:30Close of Day One 
13 October – Preparing for your Job Search  
09:00 – 09:30Arrival, explore and networking 
09:30 – 09:35Stage: Welcome to Day Two Julianne Miles MBE, CEO Women Returners
09:35 – 09:50Stage: Keynote SpeakerDame Stephanie Shirley CH, Tech Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
09:50 – 10:20Stage: Employer Panel – The Rationale for Hiring ReturnersCharlotte Gerken, Executive Director, Insurance Supervision Directorate, Bank of England; Lindsay Hewitt, EMEA Diversity & Inclusion Leader, AWS; Craig Locke, Global Talent Acquisition, Bloomberg; Kay O’Leary, EMEA Director of Logistics, Facebook; Helen Rider, Head of EMEA Sales, Moody’s; Brian Stanislas, Product Manager, Civil Service HR; hosted by Isabel Berwick, Editor Work & Careers, Financial Times
10:20 – 10:30Coffee Break 
10:30 – 11:00Stage: Workshop – Sharpen your CVVictoria McLean, CEO, City CV
11:00 – 11:15Stage: Workshop – Improve your Self MarketingKate Mansfield, Senior Coach, Women Returners
11:15 – 11:25Networking: Practice your professional introduction with other returners 
11:25 – 11:55Stage: Workshop – Enhance your LinkedIn ProfileVictoria McLean, CEO, City CV
11:55 – 12:05Coffee Break 
12:05 – 12:35Stage: Employer Panel – How to Succeed as a Returner CandidateZoe Copley, EMEA Head of Employee Compliance, Credit Suisse; Gee Foottit, Academy Engagement Manager, St. James’s Place Academy; Tace Heuston, Head of Asset and Wealth Management Talent Institute EMEA, J.P. Morgan; Paula Leach, Chief People Officer, FDM; Samina Malik, Supplier Manager, O2; hosted by Claire Cohen, Women’s Editor and Associate Features Editor, The Telegraph
12:35 – 12:45Stage: Closing comments Julianne Miles MBE
12:45 – 13:00Networking: Share actions 1-2-1 with other returners 
13:00 – 13:30Lunch Break 
13:30 – 14:30 Expo: Employer Power Hour (live sessions) 
14:30 – 16:30 Tailor your afternoon 
 Employer Networking – 1:1 informal chats (pre-booked)  
 Sessions Area: Meet other returners by Geography & Sector 
 Expo: Browse employer booths 
 Expo: Live 15:00-16:00 Ask the WR Coaches / Ask City CV 
16:30Close of Conference