Women in the Workplace 202012th February 2020
The Wohl Enterprise Hub played host to Work Avenue’s annual and much acclaimed Women in the Workplace conference, the one stop shop for every woman who works or wants to. From employment to business and everything in between, the event attracted 130 enthusiastic and engaged delegates, both the entrepreneur and the job seeker, the confident and the simply curious.
The nine guest speakers presented on a diverse range of topics to engage and stimulate the delegates. Sharon Dewinter, Director of British Emunah, and who recently attended Work Avenue’s flagship Empowering Women for Work programme to coach women back to work, presented on her own personal journey into employment. She commented: “This time last year I was simply thinking about going back to work but had no idea how to do this. One year on, I run a charity and have presented at a conference. I can hardly believe it.”
The final speaker of the day was Jo Kaye, founder of mindfulness consultancy The Breathe Academy. She commented: “I was impressed by the delegates’ desire to engage with mindfulness. They all really enjoyed the exercises we did.”
Delegate Karin Elkorchi, , who has recently set up a nanny, babysitting and childcare agency Rockmybaby agency, said: “I attended Caroline Ratner’s session on running her own PR business, which I really resonated with. There were so many useful ideas, and Caroline’s experiences really helped.” Sue Leapman added: “It was superbly organised and I came away with renewed inspiration and lots of positives to help me to work on the next few steps of what it is I’d like to achieve.”
Debbie Sheldon, CEO of Work Avenue, commented: “Women in the Workplace is a hugely popular and successful event in the Work Avenue calendar, and the conference was buzzing with women who are determined to get a job or start a business to support themselves and their families. This bodes well for the future of the community. Work Avenue will continue to support all the delegates who attended today, whether this is to secure work or develop their business.”