So many women find their careers have to change when they become a mother. In the last decade, 70% more mums have chosen to go freelance. Annie Ridout was one of them. And in her new book, she shares the tips and tricks that helped her build a better working life around her family. Thousands of us have followed Steph Douglas as she left her job in marketing to set up Don’t Buy Her Flowers. Come and join us as we discuss how to make work, work around your family.
From choosing a career and launching a website, to getting your name out there and perfecting your brand, to the nitty gritty of childcare options and daily routines, how to build a social media following and why it’s important. Thanks to our event sponsors Minivino Wines and Ginger Womenswear, this event will be a huge support to setting out on your own path, as well as improving the path you’re already on.
This event is for you if you’re: going back to work after having babies, are changing career, going freelance, starting a business, fancy a night out with nice people, want to meet Annie and Steph or are doing any of these things but want to make it easier…Liz from Minivino Wines will also be on hand from an employed perspective if you’re happy in your role but are trying to make it work better for you.
What's going to happen:
Come to Bill's (upstairs) on Wednesday 13th Feb at 19:15 (it's lovely)
Jarrolds will be selling Annies book 'The Freelance Mum'
Annie and Steph will be interviewed by me (#goals!)
Speed mentoring sessions with Annie*, Steph or Liz (see your email ticket for how to enter a draw for this)
Take home some Minivino Wine
...and have your book signed by Annie.
*Annie's sessions will be delayed due to the book signing
Tickets cost £15 each including a glass of fizz plus booking fee.
When you buy your ticket there will be an option to donate to HomeStart Norfolk. Home-Start Norfolk are the only charity providing 1-2-1 support to parents, on a regular weekly basis, in their own homes, through volunteer visits.
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 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. Instagram @annieridout
Steph Douglas is founder of the gift packages business 'Don't Buy Her Flowers', has three children, is a blogger and Instagram sensation approaching 53k followers. Famous for encouraging new mums to pull up the drawbridge and have a nap, she encourages entrepreneurism and realism in equal measure. Instagram @steph_dontbuyherflowers @dontbuyherflowers
Norfolk based Minivino Wines are bringing every guest a resealable single serve of their Italian vino to take home. Liz Cobbold, the Marketing Director there, has agreed to do speed mentoring sessions. She has experience at Broadland Wineries and nearly 20 years experience in senior marketing roles for Adnams and Tesco. She has two sons aged 4 and 8. Liz works flexibly and has been through the process of deciding whether to go freelance or not and chose the employed route. (Pic by Emily Gray Photo) Instagram @lizcobbold @minivinowines. Liz wrote a guest post here.
Ginger Womenswear offers a range of fashionable classic and casual wear including Scamp and Dude, Jumper1234, Paul Smith, Rails, Armani and Marella. Based on Timber Hill, the independent business is run by Beckie Kingsley and prides itself on empowering customer with specialist and in depth knowledge about the collections. Instagram @gingerwomenswearnorwich
WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU! If you'd like to come, but are worried about coming alone, let me know...there are often people in the same boat I can connect you with.
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