Mums in Tech & RADA in Business Debut Course for Women Returning to Work: “Return to Work with Impact and Influence” takes place 1st and 2nd August, supported by techUK

Mums in Tech is pleased to announce their returners to work programme designed and operated with RADA in Business, and supported by techUK. The programme is focused on developing the confidence and leadership skills of women returning to part-time or full-time work after career breaks.

A recent study released by Hatch UK included worrying statistics about the silent crisis plaguing women returning to work after career breaks, including:

·       60% of returning mothers feel less or no confidence when coming back to work

·       14% of women take a cut in responsibility at work after their maternity leave

·       Only 16% of women’s careers have progressed since having children

The aim of the two day course is to help women overcome the challenges they face when they return to work by developing tools, skills and strategies to help them perform in the work environment and to help them be the best version of themselves.

June Angelides, founder of Mums in Technology, says: “Looking back at my career, I can think of numerous instances where having the tools to confidently voice my opinions or ask for a pay rise would have been invaluable. 

After kids, it's normal for your confidence to take a dip, regardless of your level of seniority. We want to make sure we are seeing more women heading for the boardroom and taking up their seats.”

With the help of sponsors, Mums in Tech are able to offer 50% scholarships (worth £1,100) for the inaugural programme, which takes place at RADA Studios on 1-2 August 2017.

Jaqueline de Rojas,president of techUK who are supporting this endeavour, says: “Who wouldn't want to learn how to access confidence, create positive energy and assume a position of command through small changes that make a huge impact?

These are just a few of the practical techniques I took away from my recent RADA in Business experience. For women returners, this course created by Mums In Technology, RADA in Business and techUK, is invaluable. I am so struck by the words of Christine Lagarde: "Powerful women don't get there by accident."

 

For further information and to apply for the course visit:

https://www.mumsintechnology.co.uk/upcoming-events/return-with-impact-and-influence

For media enquiries please contact:

 Jessica Akintoye: jessica.akintoye@mumsintechnology.co.uk

Alva Perez: alva.perez@mumsintechnology.co.uk

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About Mums in Technology:
Mums in Technology trains women in foundational coding skills and tech literacy during the maternity period within a child-inclusive, parent-friendly learning environment. By removing childcare obstacles and challenging cultural perceptions of motherhood, we empower women to envision new possibilities for their futures, while diversifying the talent pool and driving economic growth. Learn more at: https://www.mumsintechnology.co.uk/

About RADA in Business:

Established in 2001, RADA in Business is the commercial subsidiary of RADA that transfers the unrivalled actor training disciplines taught at the academy to the workplace. RADA in Business offers the unique skills, assets and experience of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to train and inspire individual, institutional and corporate clients. We offer a wide variety of personal development courses, one-to-one performance coaching and team development experiences working with world leading communications tutors with professional backgrounds in the performing arts.

www.radainbusiness.com

About techUK:

techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 950 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium-sized businesses.

techUK is committed to helping its members grow, by:

• Developing markets

• Developing relationships and networks

• Reducing business costs

• Reducing business risks.

Happity is Hiring!

Happity

Mums in Tech Alumni Sara Tateno is hiring a Data Manager for her startup Happity!

Flexible Work From Home Opportunity - Data Manager (10-20 hours / week)

Would you like to join our dynamic team of parents who work together in remote and flexible roles? Our company is called ‘Happity’ - a modern web platform for finding local baby and toddler classes. Our mission is to help make life easier in those early days of parenthood, and to prove flexible working works whilst we’re at it. Just because we love being parents, doesn’t mean it’s all we want to be.

You will be working directly with the founder of Happity, and ideally, you’re someone who has the potential to grow with the role as the business expands. You’re interested in being part of the early stages of our startup journey and you want to make a positive difference in the world. This role requires an average of 15 hours per week, with flexibility to vary hours depending on work requirements and life.

You will primarily be responsible for:-

  • assessing new listings submitted to the platform

  • researching and entering accurate information

  • editing and actively managing our data to ensure high quality information

Additional opportunities include:-

  • owning the overall process - from lead generation to completed listings

  • providing feedback to improve the design of the system itself

  • playing a role in recruiting and managing others as the team expands

You’ll need to be proactive, a really strong communicator and not afraid to get stuck in! We’re a friendly and diverse bunch looking for good people who share our values.

Start: 10 April 2017

Commitment: 6 month contract with potential to extend into a continuing post

Pay: £8-12 per hour, depending on candidate.

Skills and knowledge required:-

  • Attention to detail

  • Able to assess and summarise information effectively

  • Excellent communication and good written English

  • Comfortable using spreadsheets

  • Familiar with the market for baby and toddler classes

To apply, please email jobs@happity.co.uk with your CV (or a LinkedIn profile) and a short covering email (max 500 words).

Closing date: 27 March 2017

NOTES

  1. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome people from all genders, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.

  2. You must have the right to work in the UK

  3. As this is a remote role, you will need access to a laptop / PC with a high speed internet connection and be able to check in with the team on a Tuesday morning. The rest of your hours can be worked across the week largely as you choose.

Find out more about us here:

https://www.happity.co.uk

https://medium.com/@SaraTateno/

If you’re not applying but know someone who would be great for this job - please share!

Job Ref: 2001MIT