What is Successful Mums?
A training company to help mums back to work or start a business after having children. The majority of our training courses are funded by a range of companies that support the work we do, therefore free to local mums!
When and why did you set it up? What’s your background?
I created Successful Mums in 2014 when I saw a gap to support mums after a career break. I understood how it felt to have children and lose your mojo, so wanted to provide a solution. I’m a trainer and career advisor and had worked with hundreds of different industries, so had a broad understanding of what employers are looking for and the many roles that exist and are crying out for women returners!
How have you worked with the Mansion?
We run our popular taster sessions and networking events at the Mansion. This is a fantastic venue; not only for its architecture and beautiful park; but it’s also a relaxing and central place for mums in the Bromley and Lewisham boroughs. The team are so friendly and efficient and are keen to support local businesses like Successful Mums.
What can attendees expect from next week’s session?
The 2 hour taster session is a fun, free and friendly event for anyone looking to return to work, change career or be their own boss. I’ll be sharing my experience of where the flexible and part time jobs are, how to fill that gap on your CV with the transferable skills from parenting, along with the 12 steps to take when starting a business. There will be a room of like-minded mums, so it’s a relaxed environment and we welcome babes in arms.
96% of mums that have attended feel more confident from the sessions and gain clarity about what they need to do next.. This makes me happy.
Any exciting plans for this year?
We are continuing with our Back To Work and Business Start Up courses, along with running a range of interesting events for flexible careers. We are very excited to be offering digital and marketing apprenticeships for women returners! This means we can provide digital training to women in the workplace too!
What are your top tips for mothers struggling to balance parenthood and work?
Take small steps, create daily habits or a checklist and don’t be too hard on yourself – we are all doing the best we can. Don’t forget to wear your invisible crown too – keep it in place.
How can mums get involved?
Join us for our next taster session and follow us across our Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to keep up with our exciting projects for mums. #thismumcan