Women in Business Expo is organised by a driven team of women who, like yourselves, are all striving to be the best they can professionally! Some of us are juggling children too, but no matter what day-to-day challenges are thrown at us, we are all 100% committed to creating a professional exhibition that we are all extremely proud to have worked on.
I left a market leading events company to run a start-up business and launch Women in Business Expo. We spend so much time at work and I wanted to be fulfilled and have the ultimate career progression. If you truly don’t love what you do make that change - when you leave you comfort zone you will grow and reach your full potential.
I set up my own event marketing consultancy 6 years ago and have loved EVERY minute of it. It works around family life and gives me the balance I craved and it’s great to be my own boss! I have been fortunate that I get a lot of work through recommendation so always been kept busy.
I have always worked around having a family in a sales role which can be fairly unforgiving to a working mum. I am ambitious and driven and as a result want to understand how to develop professionally, listen to other women’s business journeys and gain tips on how to successfully manage the work-life balance.
10 years of being a full time mum, and still with a young family, not only was I worried about how things have moved on in my industry but I still wanted to be able to do the school run. I have been so lucky to find an exhibition marketing role that fits in during school hours and I am getting on the job training from one of the best Marketing Directors in the industry.
Leaving a company 9 years ago to become a consultant was a daunting prospect, and sometimes still can be. Having to find work, relying on only yourself rather than a team, mastering that work life balance, it took a while to adapt and find a groove. Having also had two children in that time, I keep readjusting my business model so it is flexible enough to fit everyone’s needs. Surrounding myself with talented, like-minded people and trusting my instincts is certainly a good recipe for success.
I graduated from university with a business degree last year and embarked upon a career in the events industry. In my work as a sales person, I am constantly striving to network, uncover new opportunities for the business and develop myself professionally.
I’ve worked in the events industry for over 20 years, the last 13 of which have been on a freelance basis. I love working for myself, having the freedom to decide which events I work on but also the great variety that this brings. Now that my family are less reliant on me, I’m enjoying taking on additional work and progressing my career.
When my maternity leave finished I was looking for a way to return to work that offered more balance and flexibility. I left full time employment and started my own event management company. That was 5 years ago and I haven’t looked back. I work on a variety of really great events and have been challenged and rewarded every time. I have the flexibility that I craved and manage to enjoy the best of fulfilling career and family.
Since graduating from university with a degree in Media and Communication, I have embarked on a career within the PR industry. Working for an agency surrounded by driven, career-focused women inspires me every day and encourages me to follow my dreams and be the best version of myself possible. Achieving results for my clients gives me job satisfaction and I enjoy networking with other women in similar positions, and learning from those at the top of their game.