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."
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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.
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.