Confidence, career advice, childcare: ‘The Three Cs’ for success

Confidence, career advice, childcare: ‘The Three Cs’ for success

Getting back to work after a career break can be tough. Whether it has been 12 months or 12 years, it’s natural for feelings of self-doubt and uncertainty to creep in – but they don’t have to stop you in your tracks. Since 2014, Successful Mums Career Academy has...

My Successful Mums Journey

My Successful Mums Journey

After deciding to take a long career break to raise a family, I was ready to initiate the next chapter of my life and resume my career. However, it became clear to me after fruitless job applications and interview processes that the last 5 years had diminished my...

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Sun, celebration and inspiration on International Women’s Day Spring sunshine streamed through the windows at Beckenham Place Mansion as Successful Mums’ in-person events made an exuberant comeback this week. Founder Jane Knight was delighted to host our first...

The world is your oyster

The world is your oyster

So busy with life … being a mum… running my own communications business … surely I can’t set up another business? Oh, go on then! I have been running my own business, Scott Communications, since 2018 and things are going really well. I’ve worked on various client...

Why I Started A Career Academy For Women

Why I Started A Career Academy For Women

What a pleasure it was to be interviewed by Jess SOOthill for the online careers magazine, Mothers Who. Find out why I started the Academy and more, here! Jane Knight has a background working in enterprise, funding and education, teaching, careers and coaching – all...

Successful Mums wins funding from GLA to support women returners

Successful Mums wins funding from GLA to support women returners

We are excited to announce we have secured funding from the Mayor of London to work with a number of forward-thinking employers to encourage flexibility and diversity by including parents into their future workforce. The funding means we can provide employers with a...

Interview prep in five easy steps

Interview prep in five easy steps

How to calm interview anxiety and bring your best self to potential employers So, you’ve cleared the first hurdle - your application’s been noticed and you’ve got an interview. It feels amazing! Until the nerves kick in and the euphoria of getting an interview is...

The science of confidence

The science of confidence

How to hack your way to a confident mindset... The concept of confidence has been the subject of intensive study in recent years - researchers around the world have been asking the question - “how can we feel more confident?”. Everyone’s heard the advice “Fake it till...

How to Style Yourself Confident

How to Style Yourself Confident

Our five steps to nailing your post-baby work wardrobe. Finding body-confidence as a mum can be a rocky road. You know the feeling. It doesn’t matter how many times someone tells us our bodies are amazing, they grew and sustained a tiny human and brought it into the...

Employing more Mums who want to work flexibly

Employing more Mums who want to work flexibly

Author and Business Owner Jill Ladd gets flexible in person and at work! Tell us a little bit about your business and your product or service: I currently have 2 streams to my business; I am an Animal Flow Instructor and coach clients in group classes and one to ones...

Administration Hub embrace Flexible Working

Administration Hub embrace Flexible Working

Forward thinking Administration Hub embrace Flexible Working Tell us a little bit about your business The Administration Hub are a unique virtual support service. We offer a wide range of cost-effective services including PA duties, administration, finance,...

Breathe, bend and pivot!

Breathe, bend and pivot!

When the Covid pandemic hit, small business owners across the country struggled to stay afloat. Find out how Caroline and her yoga and pilates business, Karma Studio pivoted in order to survive the pandemic. My business My passion for Yoga was sparked in 2004, during...

funding for employers

funding for employers

Are you a forward-thinking employer that wants to embrace flexible working and attract skilled women to your workforce? Successful Mums have recently won funding to support London employers to become more flexible as a workforce and provide support to be a...

Menopause Policy

Menopause Policy

Successful Mums have recently won funding to support 100 London employers through their flexible working programme. The initiative funded by the London Mayor is designed to help forward thinking employer be more flexible through a number of small changes that make a...

Embracing the Menopause

Embracing the Menopause

support for employers is here... We're taking the pause out of Menopause here at Successful Mums Career Academy! With funding and free training to help employers implement policies to support Women’s Wellbeing and the Menopause in the Workplace. Susanna Lawson, CEO of...

Back to School, Back to Work

Back to School, Back to Work

September is all about new uniforms, new teachers and a new start for children, but what about a new YOU?  The thought of getting back to 9 to 5 can be daunting for some, but it doesn’t have to be daunting or a 9 to 5 job either! Successful Mums can help, we have...

Bow Tie

Bow Tie

Read Janes blog about winning an ERSA Employability Award in 2019 We were off to the ERSA Employability Awards last June and my plus one, my 10-year-old son Daniel insisting on wearing a bow tie…. I love awards and it was great to see so many people from our industry,...

Inspirational Mum – Helen

Inspirational Mum – Helen

Jane interviews the lovely Helen, founder of Mummy’s Gin Fund What is the name of your business?Mummy’s Gin Fund – MGF What does your business do?Mummy’s Gin Fund is a Facebook and face-to-face community of local parents who buy/sell/give/lend clothes and toys to each...

Top Ten Tips for a Winning CV

Top Ten Tips for a Winning CV

What makes a winning CV? I’m often asked what makes a winning CV, it’s important to remember this is about you, your work and life experience and an opportunity to promote your ‘story’. Here are our top tips Your CV isn’t just a CV: use it to sell yourself. ...

Job Description of a Mum

Job Description of a Mum

POSITION:Mother – may be referred to as Mum/Mummy/Mama/Poo poo head depending on client’s mood. JOB DESCRIPTION:Team players needed for this challenging role in a crazy manic environment. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be willing to work very...

Emily’s Boat

Emily’s Boat

We are all at storm but not in the same boat..   We’ve spoken to many Mums about how they are adapting at this uncertain time and making changes to their normal routine.  So, as part of our Mums Supporting Mums Campaign, we interviewed working mum Emily...

What Personal Success Means to me: Samantha Holman

What Personal Success Means to me: Samantha Holman

In our series of interviews, Successful Mums founder Jane Knight talks to different women about what personal success means to them and how they combine the work and family balance… This month, Jane meets Sam Holman, mum to Alex, a lifestyle coach, author and...

What Personal Success Means to me: Jane Johnson

What Personal Success Means to me: Jane Johnson

Jane continues to talk to high-profile women about how they combine work, family and well-being. This week she interviews the woman behind Careering Into Motherhood, Jane Johnson about what personal success really means to her… MEET JANE… You have one child and are a...

What Personal Success Means to Me: Angela Middleton

What Personal Success Means to Me: Angela Middleton

This year Jane continues to talk to high-profile women about how they combine work, family and well-being. I’m very excited to introduce the kind, hardworking and super fit Angela Middleton, author, podcaster and creator of the limitless brand. Angela talks about what...

What Is Your Second Act?

What Is Your Second Act?

Opening your eyes to a new career after a career break.. Do you feel lost after a career break and feel now might the time to try something new? Have you ever given thought to what other career options may be open to you? It is interesting isn’t it, thinking about...

Flexible Career with St Jame’s Place

Flexible Career with St Jame’s Place

Successful Mums is excited to be working in partnership with St. James’s Place Academy to present our latest Women Returners Day. This is a friendly, informal and professional event to find out more about their exciting career change training programme to become a...

Championing Successful Mums in Kent

Championing Successful Mums in Kent

In the news - Always great to get coverage in the local newspapers, read Jane's interview with The Tonbridge Times.   Digital and Social Media course to help mums get back to work   by Andy Tong | 19th March 2020 SUCCESSFUL MUMS, a training company to help mothers go...

The daily musings of a successful mum

The daily musings of a successful mum

When I first met you all I didn’t know how important you would all be to me.. Today is a mix of emotions, proud, happy and also sad to leave behind my band of sisters who’ve managed an unmatchable bond in the short space of time we’ve known each other. All carrying...

Dads need flexible working too!

Dads need flexible working too!

Did you know we welcome Dads onto our courses? So, we thought it was about time we talked to some dads about their take on flexible working and why it is important for everyone. Read our latest guest blog from the super Career Dad… Let’s bust a common misconception:...

Reflecting on our 2019 Adventures

Reflecting on our 2019 Adventures

What a fantastic year! Thank you to everyone that made all our ideas and projects come together to support thousands of mums with their career and business aspirations in 2019. We are very lucky to have won awards, been nominated for some of our achievements and...

A room full of Successful Mums

A room full of Successful Mums

What a fantastic afternoon we had at our Networking Event! We’ve had some great feedback and were flattered to receive this special account of the day from attendee and Successful Mum, Tracy Williams. The Successful Mums Christmas Networking Event returned this year...

Championing Successful Mums in Kent

MAKE IT HAPPEN IN 2020

Be the best version of you this year... Successful Mums had an amazing 2019, meeting so many friendly women looking to change career, return to work or be their own boss. Having supported over 5,000 mums, we have great insight into what they are looking for and hope...

Give yourself a gift!

Give yourself a gift!

Give yourself the gift of a better work-life balance this Christmas. Juggling work, kids and whatever else life throws at us can be tricky at any time of year. But mix in a round of office parties, Hatchimal Hatchiwow hunting trips and the inevitable time...

Going Green for Successful Mums

Going Green for Successful Mums

  A big environmental shout out to Axis Group and LP Network supporting Successful Mums. These innovative and community-focused organisations have recycled and upgraded laptops for our returning mums. This will help more women access our digital courses and return to...

Autumn Update

Autumn Update

this term was packed full of activities for our women returners!   Here’s a little bit of what we’ve been up to… We kicked off September by supporting 30 women on our Back to Work and Digital Skills courses. The six-week, school-friendly programme involves CV support,...

My Successful Mums Journey

My Successful Mums Journey

After deciding to take a long career break to raise a family, I was ready to initiate the next chapter of my life and resume my career. However, it became clear to me after fruitless job applications and interview processes that the last 5 years had diminished my...

read more
Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Sun, celebration and inspiration on International Women’s Day Spring sunshine streamed through the windows at Beckenham Place Mansion as Successful Mums’ in-person events made an exuberant comeback this week. Founder Jane Knight was delighted to host our first...

read more
The world is your oyster

The world is your oyster

So busy with life … being a mum… running my own communications business … surely I can’t set up another business? Oh, go on then! I have been running my own business, Scott Communications, since 2018 and things are going really well. I’ve worked on various client...

read more
Why I Started A Career Academy For Women

Why I Started A Career Academy For Women

What a pleasure it was to be interviewed by Jess SOOthill for the online careers magazine, Mothers Who. Find out why I started the Academy and more, here! Jane Knight has a background working in enterprise, funding and education, teaching, careers and coaching – all...

read more
Interview prep in five easy steps

Interview prep in five easy steps

How to calm interview anxiety and bring your best self to potential employers So, you’ve cleared the first hurdle - your application’s been noticed and you’ve got an interview. It feels amazing! Until the nerves kick in and the euphoria of getting an interview is...

read more
The science of confidence

The science of confidence

How to hack your way to a confident mindset... The concept of confidence has been the subject of intensive study in recent years - researchers around the world have been asking the question - “how can we feel more confident?”. Everyone’s heard the advice “Fake it till...

read more
How to Style Yourself Confident

How to Style Yourself Confident

Our five steps to nailing your post-baby work wardrobe. Finding body-confidence as a mum can be a rocky road. You know the feeling. It doesn’t matter how many times someone tells us our bodies are amazing, they grew and sustained a tiny human and brought it into the...

read more
Employing more Mums who want to work flexibly

Employing more Mums who want to work flexibly

Author and Business Owner Jill Ladd gets flexible in person and at work! Tell us a little bit about your business and your product or service: I currently have 2 streams to my business; I am an Animal Flow Instructor and coach clients in group classes and one to ones...

read more