Career Returners

Returning To Your Career?

I’m ready!

Transition back to work with a company championing your needs.

Join us (virtually) in October at the 3rd edition of Women in Business Expo.

Unpaid domestic and care work falls disproportionately on women, restraining their economic potential as the COVID-19 pandemic additionally affects women’s jobs and livelihoods, the report warns. (United Nations, Oct 2020)

Top global companies and businesses know this and are taking action; offering returner programmes for women/women-identifying individuals who want a smooth transition back to work. Make the change easier with direct connections to companies actively recruiting business women who have noteworthy experience in the field and are motivated to return back to work, offering flexi hours and/or roles, and permanent work from home.

Why attend?

Find a returner programme

Speak to employers who are actively recruiting returners and offering returner programmes to enable a smooth transition back to the workplace.

Make strategic connections

Meet 1-on-1 with companies thriving through the pandemic, gaining up to date industry knowledge. Refresh and upskill with the right conversations, to understand what’s changed.

Be inspired 

Hear from female career professionals who’ve successfully returned back to work and continue to excel in their career, with a healthy work and personal life blend.

Move forward in your career

Mindset or the patriarchy? Potentially a mix of both. Break through your limiting beliefs and bridge the confidence gap with the tools to achieve your personal and professional goals with others striving for the same.

60+

world-class speakers

5,000+

attendees

1-to-1

meetings

60+

leading companies

10+

roundtables & networking

About the event

The #1 business event for women, looking for recruitment, guidance, and upskilling to return to work

Women in Business Expo is focused on advancing female leadership and centering conversations on propelling diversity in the field. We partner and collaborate with companies, organisations, and leading professionals to create opportunities for diverse management teams and boardrooms.

A brilliant 2 days, so well organised and great line up. I thought I would miss seeing people in person, but I met lots of new people and was able to network. A great mix of speakers, exhibitors and attendees.

Mo

I am amazed with everything I learned these last 2 days. It opened my mind to other opportunities, and I received tonnes of helpful advice about what I need to do to go forward in my career. Thank you so much.

Lucia

Very impressed with how this was done digitally – never seen a virtual conference like this!

Sarah

I wanted to attend Women in Business Expo as an opportunity to network with large employers. It worked tremendously well, and I now have a number of very large companies actively considering vacant roles for me.

Hannah

Last year’s must-attend career returner sessions

An updated seminar programme will be shared closer to the event date.

5 steps to create the career you want

Suzy Walker, Editor-in-Chief at Psychologies Magazine

How I conquered the Imposter Syndrome

Shafali Shown-Keen, Franchisee of McDonalds

Taking the Entrepreneurial Leap - how an MBA can transform your career path

Fiona Sweny, Founder of Ingo Health

How to own your self-limiting beliefs… so that they don't own you!

Sarah King, co-Founder of we are radikl

Join us as a Returner in October!

General Ticket

£15
£20
  • Access to the two-day virtual live event
  • Arrange 1-on-1 meetings with leading employers with the option of returner programmes
  • Network with like-minded returners to form a support network sharing experiences and challenges
  • Attend seminars from iconic business leaders, learning from their best advice
  • Join live Q&As with industry experts sharing practical advice about career development 
  • Take part in roundtable discussions with top companies - put yourself in front of the right people, specifically hiring returners!
  • On-demand access to all speaker content for 30 days 
  • Access to Women in Business & Tech Clubs (exclusive virtual meetups throughout the year)
Buy ticket!

VIP ticket

£50
£60
  • Access to the two-day virtual live event
  • Arrange 1-on-1 meetings with leading employers with the option of returner programmes
  • Network with like-minded returners to form a support network sharing experiences and challenges
  • Attend seminars from iconic business leaders, learning from their best advice
  • Join live Q&As with industry experts sharing practical advice about career development
  • Take part in roundtable discussions with top companies - put yourself in front of the right people, specifically hiring returners!
  • On-demand access to all speaker content for 30 days
  • Access to Women in Business & Tech Clubs (exclusive virtual meetups throughout the year)
  • PLUS 30-minute personal coaching session with accredited career or business coach
Buy ticket!

Last year’s returner roundtable discussions

AWS (Amazon Web Services) Returners Program

For returners who’ve been out of work for 1+ years, with cloud/tech experience. This discussion focused on the company's commitment to hiring returning talent through their initiatives across EMEA, supporting individuals with a seamless transition back into a permanent position, providing all the skills and knowledge needed for success.

Returning to Work – an Insider’s Guide

For career returners who have been off work for a minimum of 2 years with a technology background. This session explored some of the key barriers to returning to work and offered practical advice around building confidence to transition back to work. 

Join us as a Career Returner in October!