international women's day 2011’s first LIVE exhibition – 8th March 2011 – London

Posted on: 27 January 2011

It will be a unique event, bringing experienced professional women face to face with family friendly employers who can provide the kind of flexibility they need

The free event, sponsored by Deloitte, will be held at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, from 10am-5pm on Tuesday 8th March, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and will celebrate women’s achievements in the workplace and give practical advice on overcoming any barriers to their progress.

Mums who are looking to return to the workplace or change jobs will find all the information and advice they need at the event. It will provide a one-stop shop where mums can meet family friendly employers, find flexible job opportunities, and get advice on being self employed, starting a business or franchise and retraining.

In addition to Fiona Phillips’ speech on balancing work and family life, there will be a number of keynote speakers heading up various workshops during the day which cover everything from starting a business and flexible working to tax credits. They include Tom Lewthwaite, a partner at Deloitte, Kate Grussing, founder of Sapphire Partners, and Sarah Jackson, Chief Executive of Working Families.

Fiona Phillips gave up her job as co-presenter of GMTV after finding herself exhausted from having to balance the demands of a challenging early morning job with looking after her parents, both of whom developed Alzheimer’s Disease, and being a mum to two small children. She has just published her autobiography, Before I Forget, which details her parents’ illness and describes why she felt the need to leave GMTV.

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There will be three workshop themes:
• Back to work – including cv writing, childcare issues and interview techniques
• Working flexibly and how to make it work for you
• Working for yourself, including starting your own business and setting up as a franchisee.

Crèche facilities are available.

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