Women into Employment

Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Forces Employment Charity to host flagship career event to support women from the Armed Forces community.

The Forces Employment Charity will host its flagship Women into Employment event on 5th June, as part of a wider campaign series designed to develop sustainable and fulfilling career opportunities for women from the Armed Forces community.

Chaired by Sky News Anchor Kimberly Leonard, the event will enable participants to hear from future-focused business leaders. Speakers will include representatives from sponsors Centrica, Sky and J.P. Morgan, about the value and merits of hiring talent from the Military community, as well as opportunities for female talent within their organisations.

Attendees will hear first hand stories from inspirational women like Liz McConaghy, who have successfully transitioned from military to civilian employment.

Additional speakers will also be offering vital tips and advice during sector specific breakout sessions. These will provide an understanding of different roles, and clear pathways into each industry sector, to help attendees plan the next stage of their career journey.

Breakout sessions include:

  • ‘Women Returners’ to work
  • Getting into the C-Suite
  • Succeed in project management
  • Opportunities in tech
  • Yours’ and others’ wellbeing in the workplace
  • Finding your purpose in the public and third sector
  • Careers tackling climate change
  • Being your own Boss
  • Leading in civilian teams

As well as offering multiple networking opportunities throughout the day, attendees will also be given the chance to take part in a quick-fire pitch to senior business leaders during the final session of the day.

Chloe Mackay, Deputy Chief Executive at the Forces Employment Charity, says:

“Women into Employment has grown in popularity, year on year, with the experiences of some attendees having been truly transformational. We are really looking forward to delivering an exceptional programme this year, at what looks set to be our biggest and best event to date.”

It is the third time the charity has hosted the event and the first time the charity has been able to hold the event in person since Covid.

Laura Blair, Head of Centrica’s Ex-Forces Pathway and a veteran herself says: 

“Centrica is incredibly proud to headline sponsor Women into Employment 2023; the talent and transferable skills that exists right across the Armed Forces community is exceptional, bringing significant value and diversity of experience to businesses across the UK.  In our drive towards Net Zero we are actively engaging with and hiring ex-military; they have an impressive array of attributes that we value enormously.”

Attend Women into Employment

For information regarding how to sign up to attend the free event, as well as a pre-event networking evening on May 11th, visit: www.forcesemployment.org.uk/events

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