So many women find their careers and sense of style change when they become a mother.
In the last decade, 70% more mums have chosen to go freelance. Journalist and founder of The Early Hour Annie Ridout, who has written for the likes of The Guardian, Stylist, Red Magazine and Metro was one of them. In her new book, she shares the tips and tricks that helped her build a better working life for her and her family alongside advice from other Mums who make it work including Cherry Healey, The Scummy Mummies, Sali Hughes, Steph Douglas, Zoë de Pass and Holly Tucker MBE.
Thousands of us have followed Zoë de Pass as 'Dress Like A Mum' on Instagram, on her mission to prove there is no such thing as 'dressing like a mum'. With over eight years experience working within trend, branding, digital and creative agencies, Zoë set up the Dress Like A Mum campaign and has worked with brands such as Elizabeth Arden, H&M, M&S, ITV and Topshop along the way.
Come and join us as Annie and Zoë discuss all things freelancing, work, childcare, fashion and confidence.
From choosing a career, how becoming a mother can affect your sense of style, taking the plunge to go freelance, launching a website, getting your name out there, perfecting your brand, the nitty gritty of childcare options and daily routines, how what you wear can impact your confidence in the workplace and out.
This event is for you if you’re: interested in hearing more about going freelance, interested in work-life balance, interested in fashion, how to build confidence, starting a business, fancy a night out with nice people, want to meet Annie and Zoë or are doing any of these things but want to make it easier.
What's going to happen:
Come to The Winchester Room at The Turks Head on Tuesday 26th February at 19:30
Zoë and Annie will be in discussion on stage from 20:00
There will be live Q&A session
There will be a chance to purchase a copy of Annie's new book The Freelance Mum ...and have your book signed by Annie.
Tickets cost £18 each including a glass of fizz plus booking fee.
What they are saying about The Freelance Mum
'An invaluable tool for anyone considering making the leap to freelancing’ @stylistmagazine
‘Essential reading for all working parents…Read it and take the plunge’ @guardian
‘If only this game-changing book had been around when I was on maternity leave!' @rosamunddean, @Grazia
Annie Ridout, author of The Freelance Mum
Annie is editor-in-chief of digital lifestyle and parenting magazine The Early Hour and works as a freelance journalist for national news and women’s magazines. She is opening up conversations in the media that didn’t exist before. She lives in London with her husband and two children. Instagram @annieridout
Zoë de Pass, founder of Dress Like A Mum
Zoë is founder of the Dress Like A Mum campaign and Mother of three. Instagram @dresslikeamum
WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU! If you'd like to come, but are worried about coming alone, let us know...there are often people in the same boat we can connect you with.
What previous guests say:
”A fabulous evening sharing experiences together. The laughter, the tears and the swearing! 🤣”
“Brilliantly accessible event, so lovely to have lots of people together with similar interest and goals. A safe and inspiring environment.”
“Fantastically organised, excellent value for money and a fascinating talk - thank you!”