The Mums Enterprise Roadshow events help individuals, initiatives and organisations come together to explore the job opportunities that exist for working parents
Flexible work, gender equality, the gender pay gap and the mum economy are making headlines almost every day, but what is missing from these reports and comments is a focus on a solution.
There are so many obstacles mothers face when returning to work and navigating the fine line between career woman and working mum can be challenging at times.
Following her own experiences of starting a business after maternity leave in 2014, Lindsey Fish founded the Mums Enterprise Roadshow events, which create a platform for individuals, initiatives and organisations to come together and explore the myriad job opportunities that exist for working parents.
Lindsey, now CEO of Mums Enterprise Roadshow, explains: “Three years ago myself and my friend Lucy Chaplin set out on a mission that was to change the work and business lives of parents across the UK for the better, forever.
“We are overwhelmed by the support and attendance we witnessed in Manchester, as we are just like those who attend - we work from home around our families to organise these events.
“There is certainly a growing movement and I’m proud Mums Enterprise is able to facilitate it by bringing organisations, initiatives and individuals together with this talented and experienced audience who are seeking them.”
The Mums Enterprise Roadshow, a child friendly, flexible work and business show, is free to attend and is designed to provoke action and instil confidence, ensuring people leave feeling inspired with knowhow, tools and useful contacts.
Attendees are invited to come and go when it suits them. The 90-plus exhibitors are split into five zones - Boost, Business, Flexible Work, Opportunities and Retraining & Up skill - making it easy to find relevant support and opportunities.
Each of the zones has been designed specifically to help solve one of the many problems faced by working parents across the UK.
The Boost Zone has been crated to help parents get into the right frame of mind to make a change, while the Business Zone is there to help visitors start or grow a business. The Flexible Work Zone is specifically dedicated to showcasing employers and agencies that are recruiting for flexible work opportunities.
The Opportunity Zone highlights some of the work from home, license and franchise opportunities available and the Retrain and Up skill zone has a number of apprenticeship, higher education, law and tech training and courses on offer.
There’s also a full agenda of practical workshops, an Open Mic Story Stage and a chance to network. Facilities are available for visitors with babies and young children.