Supporting Mums with AI and beyond

Supporting Mums with AI and beyond

Successful Mums is committed to staying ahead of the curve by continuously evolving to address the needs of mums and the changing world around us. This includes adapting to the shift in work dynamics post-pandemic and finding the best ways to work collaboratively....

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...

The 3 C’s for success

The 3 C’s for success

Successful Mums Career Academy has supported thousands of women back into the workforce after a career break. We have had numerous conversations and collected thousands of data sets from prospective working mothers regarding their major challenges. While we have...

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...

The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur 

The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur 

We are seeing an increasing number of women expressing a desire to be their own boss. They yearn for independence, the ability to set their own schedules, and the opportunity to pursue their passions.      But where do they start?      Almost 1 in 5 UK...

Danielle’s story of understanding autism

Danielle’s story of understanding autism

We always appreciate getting updates from the mums who graduate from our courses. Danielle, who completed our Level 2 & 3 Understanding Autism Courses, is a perfect example of how our training can have a positive impact on their lives and their loved ones. "I am...

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...

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...

Working with Pearson

Working with Pearson

Our GLA Parenting Project gives you access to our free Job Board to reach out to skilled women, tap into flexible and hybrid learning resources plus you will have access to the women’s wellbeing and menopause policy. 100% of employers on the project have had positive...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Managing Money THIS Christmas

Managing Money THIS Christmas

WHILE THE WORLD AROUND YOU APPEARS TO BE COUNTING DOWN TO CHRISTMAS, SO MANY PARENTS ARE LEFT COUNTING THE PENNIES.  THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR ALSO ENDS UP BEING THE MOST EXPENSIVE TIME!  After the last couple of unpredictable christmasses and the cost-of-living...

Reflections of a 50-year-old

Reflections of a 50-year-old

When you hit a milestone birthday, it prompts reflection. For me, that milestone has been reaching half a decade. As a young wide-eyed apprentice, my perception of being old was hitting 50. And here I am now having officially surpassed middle age but do I feel old?...

Meet the Trainer

Meet the Trainer

At Successful Mums, we have an amazing team including our expert trainers, who are friendly and knowledgeable, with years of experience.   We are constantly seeking new relatable training for our audience and our latest Autism Awareness course has been designed...

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...

Supporting Mums with AI and beyond

Supporting Mums with AI and beyond

Successful Mums is committed to staying ahead of the curve by continuously evolving to address the needs of mums and the changing world around us. This includes adapting to the shift in work dynamics post-pandemic and finding the best ways to work collaboratively....

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
The 3 C’s for success

The 3 C’s for success

Successful Mums Career Academy has supported thousands of women back into the workforce after a career break. We have had numerous conversations and collected thousands of data sets from prospective working mothers regarding their major challenges. While we have...

read more
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...

read more
The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur 

The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur 

We are seeing an increasing number of women expressing a desire to be their own boss. They yearn for independence, the ability to set their own schedules, and the opportunity to pursue their passions.      But where do they start?      Almost 1 in 5 UK...

read more
Danielle’s story of understanding autism

Danielle’s story of understanding autism

We always appreciate getting updates from the mums who graduate from our courses. Danielle, who completed our Level 2 & 3 Understanding Autism Courses, is a perfect example of how our training can have a positive impact on their lives and their loved ones. "I am...

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
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
Working with Pearson

Working with Pearson

Our GLA Parenting Project gives you access to our free Job Board to reach out to skilled women, tap into flexible and hybrid learning resources plus you will have access to the women’s wellbeing and menopause policy. 100% of employers on the project have had positive...

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