Women Returners – the most untapped talent source in the UK?

Are women who don’t return to professional employment after raising children the most untapped talent source in the UK? We believe they might well be, and encouraging those that want to successfully back into paid employment at scale would have significant benefits to UK productivity and to society as a whole. This is why we are delighted to support the activities of…

Women Returners

Organisations are increasingly seeing the benefits of hiring professional women back into their workforces following a longer-than-maternity career break.

Women Returners is a consulting, coaching and network organisation enabling professional women to return to the workforce after an extended career break. It was founded in 2012, by London based Chartered Psychologist, Julianne Miles, following her own four-year career break to raise two children, after a decade in corporate strategy & marketing.

They offer a unique blend of support to both individual women and corporate organisations seeking to attract and hire this talented population. As well as offering online support, advice and information to a fast-expanding network of over 2,000 women, they work with organisations across business sectors such as EY, Skanska and O2 to create supported routes back to mid-senior level corporate roles.

This presents exciting opportunities for women and business alike, particularly given that this is a population that has been traditionally ignored by UK business and a difficult talent pool to reach.

Women Returners Conference 2016

The first Women Returners Conference will be held on Monday 14th November 2016 in Central London. It will be a full day of inspiration, advice and support, specifically designed for professional women returning to work after a long break. Alongside a range of workshops, panels and speaker sessions, participants will have a variety of networking opportunities with peers and returner employers. Speakers include Jane Garvey, Presenter of Woman’s Hour, Brenda Trenowden, Global Chair of 30% Club and Julianne Miles, Co-Founder & MD of Women Returners. The Conference is hosted by the ICAEW, sponsored by Skanska, Credit Suisse, O2 and Fidelity International, and supported by the 30% Club.  For further details visit the Women Returners Conference 2016.