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...

Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

IT’S FEBRUARY AND WITH VALENTINE’S DAY upon us, NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE.  On average, an employee spends 84,365 hours at work in their lifetime. Frightening isn’t it?   But what if you don’t enjoy your job? That is a huge...

Get your Work-Mojo Back!

Get your Work-Mojo Back!

If you've ever taken a career break, you know that getting back into the swing of things can be a daunting task. At Successful Mums, we understand the challenges and want to break down the barriers that may be holding you back, whether it's a lack of confidence, the...

The reason I made the jump 

The reason I made the jump 

I took a leap of faith and threw myself out of a plane. An experience that has left me both exhilarated and grateful. Since my ‘jump,’ I’ve been overwhelmed by the generous donations and messages of support. A skydive has always been on my bucket list.  The truth...

Empowering Women Returners

Empowering Women Returners

Our Founder, Jane Knight, has written an article for FE News and shares insights on overcoming hurdles and reigniting careers. Discover how recognising transferable skills and a tailored, flexible approach can bridge the gap for women reentering the workforce. Read...

In at the deep end

In at the deep end

I’ve always loved setting myself goals. Some I think about for ages, some come to me when I’m running and some at three in the morning. Whether they are scribbled on a post-it note, sent to myself via a voice note or in my Life Goals notebook, I love having something...

September: Embrace the New January Vibe!

September: Embrace the New January Vibe!

As summer draws to a close and the days begin to shorten, there is a certain sense of anticipation in the air. September, often referred to as the "new January," marks the beginning of a new term for students, the shopping for fresh stationery, and the chance to...

I Know What You Did This Summer

I Know What You Did This Summer

The Summer holidays are ending. We made it! We had a break. We switched off, relaxed and chilled.  Or did we?  As mums, we prioritise the small people. no doubt they had a great time, but what about you?   When September comes around at Successful...

Guest Blog – surviving the summer holidays

Guest Blog – surviving the summer holidays

Summer holidays can be fun, but they can also be challenging, so we've asked Julia Packwood, founder of Nurturing Wild, to offer her top tips so you can enjoy a fun and stress-free school break! The long summer holiday can seem daunting, the usual baby classes and...

Successful Mums Wins Community Provider Award

Successful Mums Wins Community Provider Award

Successful Mums Career Academy has been awarded Community Grants Provider of the Year 2023 for its back-to-work coaching programme. The business scooped the prestigious accolade at the London Learning Consortium Awards Celebration event on 19th June...

To apply, or not to apply, that should never be the question

To apply, or not to apply, that should never be the question

Picture the scene. A woman who has been on a career break for five years, starts her job search. Jane Knight and Faith Weatherly She finds a role. It is part-time, offering flexible hours with a family-friendly employer, even better it is a role she did before having...

In the news

In the news

Mid-life Mums: Work, Menopause and Mental Health Thanks to the team over at Employment Related Services Association - ERSA, our founder, Jane Knight has been shining a light on the positives of mid-life and menopause. For Mental Health Awareness Week, Jane has written...

MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH AS A MUM

MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH AS A MUM

Here at Successful Mums, we have been working hard to put Mental Health Awareness higher on our agenda. Research shows that women, after having children, are more likely to be affected by mental health issues. With this in mind, we introduced a Positive Wellbeing...

Podcast Guest

Podcast Guest

Out Now! Listen to Jane chatting with Website Coach Marie Brown from Beyond the Kitchen Table about the barriers women can face when getting back into the workplace after a career break and how Successful Mums has supported almost 8,000 mums since it was founded in...

Podcast Guest

Podcast Guest

Out Now! Listen to Jane chatting with Damien Fahy from Money to the Masses about the barriers women can face when getting back into the workplace after a career break and how Successful Mums has supported almost 8,000 mums since it was founded in 2014. Jane also...

Hats off to Jane

Hats off to Jane

I love to support mums and I love my business, but if you know me, you know I also love hats. Over the years, a hat has also become my trademark. In fact, it is rare for people to see me without one. Thinking back, my hat love started when I became a mum. It was a...

Successful Mums on the airwaves

Successful Mums on the airwaves

Listen to West Kent Radio's, Alex Hakes as she chats to Jane Knight, founder of Successful Mums about her exciting plans to support Kent Mums back to work in 2023. If you'd like to find out more information about the courses we offer, click HERE.

Unwrap our Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

Unwrap our Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

WITH CHRISTMAS FAST APPROACHING, WE WANTED TO USE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THE WONDERFUL TALENTS AND BUSINESSES OF SOME OF OUR AMAZING SUCCESSFUL MUMS. We have put together a Successful Mums Christmas Gift Guide to provide inspiration and give you the chance...

Taking the fear out of returning to work

Taking the fear out of returning to work

      Happy Halloween! 🎃 Children love this spooky time of year. From dressing up in creepy costumes to watching scary movies and the obligatory trick or treating. It is amazing how they embrace and enjoy fear! But fear is a real problem for...

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...

Let’s talk about Menopause

Let’s talk about Menopause

Menopause and the workplace: we can help your business start the conversation There has been a huge shift in the conversation around menopause over the last few years and important steps have been taken to normalise a life stage that every woman experiences. Research...

Free workshops for employees

Free workshops for employees

Successful Mums Career Academy is excited to announce that they have won community funding from the London Mayor to run workshops for employees with children under the age of 12, who are earning less than £11.05 per hour. Offering FREE online or face-to-face workshops...

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...

Christmas Giveaway!

Christmas Giveaway!

'Tis the season to be giving, and We are super excited to be collaborating with Successful Mum Ambassador and Makeup Artist, Cheryl Huggins to offer you this fantastic giveaway! Cheryl has over 30 years of experience as a national makeup artist and skincare specialist...

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...

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
Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

IT’S FEBRUARY AND WITH VALENTINE’S DAY upon us, NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE.  On average, an employee spends 84,365 hours at work in their lifetime. Frightening isn’t it?   But what if you don’t enjoy your job? That is a huge...

read more
Get your Work-Mojo Back!

Get your Work-Mojo Back!

If you've ever taken a career break, you know that getting back into the swing of things can be a daunting task. At Successful Mums, we understand the challenges and want to break down the barriers that may be holding you back, whether it's a lack of confidence, the...

read more
The reason I made the jump 

The reason I made the jump 

I took a leap of faith and threw myself out of a plane. An experience that has left me both exhilarated and grateful. Since my ‘jump,’ I’ve been overwhelmed by the generous donations and messages of support. A skydive has always been on my bucket list.  The truth...

read more
Empowering Women Returners

Empowering Women Returners

Our Founder, Jane Knight, has written an article for FE News and shares insights on overcoming hurdles and reigniting careers. Discover how recognising transferable skills and a tailored, flexible approach can bridge the gap for women reentering the workforce. Read...

read more
In at the deep end

In at the deep end

I’ve always loved setting myself goals. Some I think about for ages, some come to me when I’m running and some at three in the morning. Whether they are scribbled on a post-it note, sent to myself via a voice note or in my Life Goals notebook, I love having something...

read more
September: Embrace the New January Vibe!

September: Embrace the New January Vibe!

As summer draws to a close and the days begin to shorten, there is a certain sense of anticipation in the air. September, often referred to as the "new January," marks the beginning of a new term for students, the shopping for fresh stationery, and the chance to...

read more
I Know What You Did This Summer

I Know What You Did This Summer

The Summer holidays are ending. We made it! We had a break. We switched off, relaxed and chilled.  Or did we?  As mums, we prioritise the small people. no doubt they had a great time, but what about you?   When September comes around at Successful...

read more