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Women Returners Conference 2019

  • Rooms on Regents Park 27 Sussex Place London, England, NW1 4SP United Kingdom (map)

Are you a professional woman interested in returning to work after a long career break? Join Women Returners, the return to work specialists, for a motivational day packed with return-to-work advice, support and inspiration and the opportunity to meet informally with employers and other like-minded women.

The conference will be relevant to you whether your background is in finance, law, tech, engineering, marketing, retail, HR or any other professional area: whether your career break has been 2, 5 or 10+ years; and whether you’re at the first stage of your return-to-work journey or actively applying for roles.

Alongside workshops, panels and support sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet informally with a like-minded peer group and with our returner employer sponsors.

Our previous Conferences sold out well in advance.

Book now to get our Super Early Bird price of £80 (standard price £100), available until 27 January 2019, and to secure a 1:1 coaching session (limited availability).

"Brilliant, a belief shifting event. I arrived feeling a lot of too - too old, too out of touch, too long a gap, too unwanted and left with all of those reversed, brimming with possibilities." 

What will you get out of the day?

Expert Return to Work Support Workshops

  • Find your Career Compass

  • Boost your Professional Confidence

  • Improve your Self-Marketing

Inspiration and advice from Returners and Speakers

  • Learn from the experience of our panel of women who have successfully returned to work

  • Be informed and entertained by Jane Garvey, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Presenter

  • Understand how the landscape is changing for returners from Julianne Miles, Co-Founder and MD of Women Returners

Opportunities to connect with leading Returner Employers

  • Meet and talk informally with our returner employer sponsors, including Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, FDM Group, Fidelity International, J.P. Morgan and O2. Chaired by Claire Cohen, Women's Editor, The Telegraph

  • Find out from our employer panel why they run returner programmes and what you can do as a candidate to stand out

Personalised or small group support break-out session (subject to availability; ONE pre-booked choice only)

  • 1:1 ‘Laser’ Coaching Session (15 minutes) with one of the Women Returners coaching team

  • 'Bridge your IT Gap' workshop (15 minutes) with Computer Fitness

  • 'LinkedIn Essentials' workshop (15 minutes) with City CV

  • LinkedIn headshot photo by our professional photographer

What is the timing?

The Conference will start with coffee at 9:00 and will end at 17:30. Lunch is provided. Note: your break-out session option may be scheduled during Lunch (12:30-13:45) or End of Day (16:30-17:30)

How can I get more information?

For further details on workshops, speakers, employers attending and support, including a full programme of the day, and to see highlights from our 2017 Conference, visit the Women Returners Conference webpage.

If you have any questions about the conference email Sue at


Who is the target audience?

The event is for women with a professional/managerial background who have taken a long career break (typically over one year). It is not targeted at employers, coaches, recruiters or HR professionals - the limited number of tickets are reserved for returning professionals, so please do not buy a ticket if you are within one of these groups.

Can I update my registration information?

If you would like to update your registration information, please contact Sue on

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds will be provided up to 30 days before the event. No refunds after this date.

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