A one-day workshop designed to help mum’s re-enter the workforce: the emotions, the guilt, the finances, the balance.
Media Release: 20/01/16
Media contact: Ruth O’Dwyer, WILD’C Chairperson, Mobile: 0408 880 961 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women in Leadership Driving Change (WILD’C) present a full-day event to help women re-enter the workforce at The Rise, Maylands, February 17, 2016.
16 expert speakers, 16 topics and a community of passionate women who are all volunteering their time and expertise to focus on helping others and supporting their journey back into their workforce.
The conversation is about Mum’s returning to the workforce and the many questions and thoughts that each mother will experience.
- The emotional rollercoaster – the guilt of leaving behind the children
- The finance review – by going back to work are you earning more money?
- How do you get the balance in lifestyle – health, wellbeing, exercise?
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found almost 80 per cent of women whose youngest child is aged between six and 14 participated in the labour force in 2010 to 2011. Two-thirds of mums with children under six were working part time in 2010 to 2011 (1).
The motivators behind this return to work pathway, show that almost three-quarters of women who return to work within two years of having a baby do so primarily for financial reasons or because they need to retain their job (2.
WILDC Chairperson, Ruth O’Dwyer said, “Entering back into the workforce is about finding a balance and having a clear vision and purpose for making this change”.
“The speakers at this event will share practical strategies and tools that will really support women as they begin the transition back into the workforce”, she said.
WHAT, WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
With funding from Department of Local Government and Communities and acknowledging support from Dress For Success as the sponsoring auspice.
While the event has primarily been designed around the theme of Mum’s returning to work, the event is suitable for all women who are looking to return to the workforce.
- Event name: “Re-Energising Women to Re-Enter the Workforce”
- Date/Time: Wednesday, February 17, 2016. (9am – 4pm)
- Venue: The Rise: 28 Eighth Road, Maylands
- Tickets: $10 and includes lunch and workbook (book here: http://www.wildc.com.au/th_event/re-energising-women-to-re-enter-the-worforce/)
- Venue is close to train station, plenty of parking
- 16 industry speakers, 16 learning modules
- Crèche services available at the venue – provided by City of Bayswater
ABOUT THE EVENT DAY: THE FORMAT
The event has been designed to allow women to immerse themselves in a full day of learning and experiences across a range of career and personal development subjects.
The four learning modules to be presented are:
- Personal Wellbeing, Personal Skills Development, Job Ready and Career and Business Development.
Each learning module will host a panel of 4 speakers who will provide some top tips for each of the four topics in that module.
Following the panel session, attendees then move into a break-out session for each of these topics and guests are invited to join one session for specialist guidance in this area. Each attendee will be able to attend four break-sessions throughout the day.
In order of presentation
(9.30am – 10.30am)
|Create your life vision (Goal setting, Purpose, Mindfulness)||Vida Carlino||Inspiration Source|
|Confidence||Peta Main||Elite Management|
|Physical Wellbeing||Tracy Gott||The Fitness Mum|
|Transition back to work||Kirstin Bouse||Life Resolutions Morley|
(11.00am – 12.00pm) Development
|Budgeting||Helen Devereaux||My Budget Trainer|
|Financial Independence||Speaker from…||Westpac|
|Time Management||Angie Spiteri||Time Equals Money|
|Social Media for Professional Use||Marianne Rom||Social Ediquette|
(1.00m – 2.00pm)
|Writing a Resume||Dani Tamati||The Resource Hub|
|Clothing for Work||Speaker from…||Dress For Success|
|Personal Branding||Cath Sutherland||Conscious Business|
|Interview Techniques||Jenny Gleeson||LifeworX|
|Career and Business Development
(2.30pm – 3.30pm)
|Business start-up||Jay Crisp Crow||Crisp Crow Communications|
|Networking||Sharron Attwood||Brand Etiquette|
|Speaking Confidently||Lisa Evans||Speaking Savvy|
|Leadership Skills||Sheryll Fisher||Outback Initiatives|
Women In Leadership Driving Change is a not-for-profit membership-based organisation with its foundations beginning in November 2013. The group is run entirely by passionate volunteers who are dedicated to creating a community that is focused on helping others.
Our mission: empower women as leaders in the community through their individual contribution to give-back initiatives. The vision is that through every WILD’C experience, women will learn about their own skills and value, and will become better leaders within their community through self-awareness and confidence of their individual capabilities.
WILD’C host a number of social events with guest speakers, education initiatives and are working on an annual conference on leadership for women for 2018. The group is supported by grants, sponsorship and membership contributions.
Ruth O’Dwyer – WILDC Chairperson – Mobile: 0408 880 961
Email: email@example.com | Website: www.wildc.com.au
Event Bookings: http://www.wildc.com.au/th_event/re-energising-women-to-re-enter-the-worforce/
Starting at bottom left (lady in white dress standing):
Louise Kelly, Lisa Evans (Board member), Helen Deveraux, Kim Duong, Vida Carlino (Baord member), Peta Main, Alexia Brbich, Jenny Gleeson, Ruth O’Dwyer (Chairperson), Sharron Attwood, Marie-Helen Marie-Helene Marsolais, Tracy Gott, Gabrielle Walker, Marianne Rom
Group workshop photo –
(Left to Right)
Vida Carlino (Treasurer)
Ruth O’Dwyer (Chairperson)
Lisa Evans (Secretary)
(1) https://aifs.gov.au/publications/parents-working-out-work (study of comparison – how parents work out work: 1999-2011)
(2) http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4102.0Main+Features10Nov+2013 (why women return to work)
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