Successful Mums was delighted to partner with St.James’s Place’s, back in March, to run one of their popular Women Returners Events.  Held at their prestigious offices in Lombard Street London,  30 women attended, all looking at returning to the workplace after a career break and explore their options for a new career. 

Jane Knight, the Founder of Successful Mums said: “This friendly, informal and professional event offered an exciting opportunity for our members to learn about the St. James’s Place and their Academy career change programme to become a qualified financial planner.  A fantastic opportunity to start a new flexible career and very attractive as no previous financial services experience is required.

Dame Helena Morrissey DBE, founder of the 30% Club which campaigns for gender-balanced boardrooms and a Non-Executive Director of St. James’s Place, gave an inspiring speech, empowering guests to take their next step to re-engage with the workplace.

The event was also supported by other guest speakers: Sally Lovell, St. James’s Place People and Development Trainer who presented a valuable session on confidence and transferable skills, and ex-Academy graduate, Emily Man, a St. James’s Place Partner, who shared her Academy journey experience whilst being a mum with the guests.

Jane Knight also talked about the value of the skills that women gain from being a parent, and how to feel confident about the return to work and re-training.

Chris Gray, Executive Academy Engagement Manager with St. James’s Place, said “This event addressed the entrepreneurial spirit of women.  We are delighted that a third (36%) of our current Academy recruits across the various Academy programmes are women and this is growing year-on-year.  It’s substantially more than the national average of women to provide financial advice in the UK; the need for face-to-face financial advice is increasing and there is a demand for more women to deliver that advice. Our relationship with Successful Mums will enable us to promote that message to their members.

Due to the great success of this fantastic day, Successful Mums and St.James’s Place have decided to join forces once again and organise another event. However, due to the current situation, this will now be a FREE webinar.  We will be sharing details of this exciting event very soon!  

You can watch highlights from our March event here…