The Mother Hub Mingle: Making it WORK

On Wednesday 8th March 2017 we celebrated International Women's Day by hosting our first Mother Hub Mingle event at The Brentwood Kitchen in Brentwood, Essex. The event was a chance for women to get together, make new connections and participate in a live panel discussion and Q&A around the topic of 'Making it Work'.

We welcomed four speakers - all of them women (who happen to be mothers) who are making their careers work for them. Our brilliant panel including Jess Clarke (Talent Development Specialist at Bloomberg LP), Hannah Wylie (Senior Lawyer at Universal Pictures), Amy Newland (Education Manager at Kip McGrath and Director at Vivid Theatre Productions) and Natalie Reynolds (founder of Fred & Noah).

Amongst other things, the panel discussed flexible working, childcare, career change, starting your own small business and the dreaded working mum guilt! We had a wonderful open group discussion following the Q&A during which attendees shared their own experiences, concerns and advice. It was a truly open and supportive group of women and we're so grateful to everyone who came along and made the evening so special!

 
International Women's Day at The Brentwood Kitchen

International Women's Day at The Brentwood Kitchen

 

On that note, we'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the following people and businesses:

...to our incredible speakers for coming along and sharing their experiences so honestly with us.

...to The Brentwood Kitchen and their lovely staff for providing the perfect venue!

...to Chelmsford photographer, Kika Mitchell, for capturing the event with her stunning photography.

...to HotPod Yoga Brentwood for offering a FREE yoga class to all event attendees!

...to Roots Collective Blends for providing our healthy veggie blend fix (to make up for all the Prosecco consumed!)

 

Now it's time to let Kika Mitchell Photography's stunning photos do the talking!

 

 
Hannah Wylie, Natalie Reynolds and Jess Clarke

Hannah Wylie, Natalie Reynolds and Jess Clarke

 
 
 
 
The panel: Hannah Wylie, Natalie Reynolds, Jess Clarke and Amy Newland with host, Juliet Thomas

The panel: Hannah Wylie, Natalie Reynolds, Jess Clarke and Amy Newland with host, Juliet Thomas

 
 
Co-founders of The Mother Hub: Juliet Thomas and Natasha Sawkins

Co-founders of The Mother Hub: Juliet Thomas and Natasha Sawkins