THANK YOU TO OUR CANDIDATES, COACHES AND CLIENTS FOR ATTENDING OUR RETURN TO WORK CAREER FAIR 2019 - WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT NEXT YEAR!!

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES CAN ATTEND THE RETURN TO WORK CAREER FAIR 

We are delighted to announce the Mums@Work Returnship Career Fair is back with leading global brands, including Munich RE, Visa, Aramex and DWF (Middle East) LLP.

The Returnship Career Fair 2019 is the perfect platform for our candidates to get back to the workplace after taking a career break and meet with companies who believe in supporting females back into the workplace.

The Returnship Career Fair will be held on 11th March at Zabeel House, the Greens. The morning promises to be inspiring, insightful and full of opportunities for a return to the workplace. The day will start with panel discussions from our Mums@Work coaches and our client partners. This will be followed by introduction interviews with our clients who will tell you more about their businesses and the roles they are looking to fill.

This is your chance to get in front of key hiring managers in some of the top global brands to showcase your skills and experience.

To join us at the Career Fair please check out our Return to Work Job Board and apply to relevant roles that fit your skills and experience. The Jobs Board will be updated daily so do keep checking and keep your eyes peeled on our social media and emails to make sure you don't miss out!

As this event will prove very popular unfortunately only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to join the Career Fair. 

Applications close 4th March, should you be shortlisted you will be notified by 6th March. 

See our partners Return to Work Career Fair roles at Return to Work Job Board.  

Wishing you the best of luck!

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We are delighted to be working with the following companies who are joining us for the Return to Work Career Fair...

Aramex

Jia Gay, Group Chief Human Resources Officer for Aramex, is looking forward to the very talented women from Mums@Work as part of their organisation.

"Knowledge is learning something every day.  Wisdom is letting go of something every day"!!.  We look forward to having the very talented women from Mums@Work as a part of the Aramex organisation."


Munich RE (MEA Region)

Muna Murad, Head of Reginal HR for Munich Re Group, is responsible for the MEA Region and managing the HR function for 7 entities with 750 employees. Muna has 25+ years of experience in the HR field, 15 of them as HR Director in large multinational organisations in the Middle East including Munich Re, Orange, CNBC Arabia, Royal Jordanian and others. Muna is an MA Graduate from Lancaster University in the UK and an ICF trained coach. 

" The international diversity of our people is one of our strengths and the gender-specific characteristics of men and women are equally important to us. We are also passionate about supporting our diverse team and offer flexible working hours and work from home options. We are excited about partnering with Mums@Work and helping returning mums to continue to grow their careers " 


DWF (Middle East) LLP

Umera Ali, Banking & Finance partner for DWF Middle East, advises on both conventional and Islamic finance matters and also leads the firm's Islamic finance practice. She advises lenders, financial institutions, funds, sponsors, borrowers, and issuers in corporate and structured finance transactions, including secured and unsecured, syndicated and bilateral loans, asset finance, Islamic finance, supply chain finance, trade finance and debt capital market transactions. 

"DWF is committed to empowering women in all aspects of our business and maintaining a diverse, inclusive and tolerant workplace. Achieving gender parity at senior levels remains one of the biggest diversity challenges in the legal sector, however, we are committed to supporting talented, confident and career-ambitious women succeed within an enabling culture."    Shiraz Sethi, Regional Managing Partner


Visa 

Kate Lane Dosanjh, Senior Director HR for Visa, is responsible for the people strategy to effect a high-performance culture for Visa’s Middle East and North Africa region.  Her career in HR has spanned Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific.  She has worked with global organizations including AIG and Qatar Airways, in specialist HR and Head of HR roles.  Kate holds a BA in Politics, a Masters in HR and is a Certified Change Management Practitioner. Kate is also a qualified Executive Coach and is passionate about development and the positive impact it creates for individuals and organizations. 

For me, diversity and inclusion mean being true to yourself always and knowing that you are enough no matter what, even if it may not hold up to the established norm at times.”   Adoma Peprah, Country Manager

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Find out what our partners had to say about the 2018 Return to Work Career Fair...

Kate Lane Dosanjh, Senior Director of Human Resources, Visa

‘People are behind every payment made everywhere and at Visa, we understand…life happens. Sometimes careers shift based on family needs and priorities, but we believe those decisions don’t diminish your value or worth at work, in fact, they can enhance your career.  Diversity and Inclusion are key to Visa’s success, and so we are excited to be partnering with Mums@work in furthering careers and enabling quality work experiences for mum returners.’

Joe Murphy, UAE Managing Partner, EY

'At EY, we are building the workplace of the future – a place that is smarter, more inclusive, more dynamic and more flexible – and driven by a sense of purpose. Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce is core to our ambition of building a better working world. Brilliant women are already thriving in our business and we are keen to attract more women across all levels to work at EY, including those looking to rejoin the workforce. We believe that the skills acquired from a career break can complement those previously attained in a professional environment. Our collaboration with Mums@Work allows us to further embrace change, invest in talented individuals, and create a more inclusive economic growth.'

Kate Lane Dosanjh, Senior Director of Human Resources, Visa

‘People are behind every payment made everywhere and at Visa, we understand…life happens. Sometimes careers shift based on family needs and priorities, but we believe those decisions don’t diminish your value or worth at work, in fact, they can enhance your career.  Diversity and Inclusion are key to Visa’s success, and so we are excited to be partnering with Mums@work in furthering careers and enabling quality work experiences for mum returners.’

Jane Siney, Head of Human Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

'We are pleased to be a sponsor of the upcoming Careers Fair hosted by Mums@work. As a working Mum, I know how challenging it can be to return to work after having children, I am fortunate enough to work for an employer that understands this and helps me get the best use of my time. As an employee, I was so proud to hear learn that my bank has recently been included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and I hope through our partnership with Mums@work we are able to attract more women to join the Standard Chartered family.'

Remco Werkhoven, General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay 

‘We, as a hotel are honoured to be working with and supporting Mums@work. Partnering with this initiative will aid in the further implementation of female leadership as well as a more diverse workplace, which Hilton as a company is focused on and we firmly believe in at our hotel. We look forward to creating a working environment whereby we can stand by our values of female leadership and diversity.’ 

Elizabeth Sen, Deputy Managing Director & Chief Client Officer, MENA Region

'Having already hired several highly-qualified women from within the Mums@Work community, I have witnessed first-hand the level of talent that we may otherwise not have had access to without the support of this critical initiative. At APCO, we know that diversity is the key to our success, which is why we look forward to working with more mothers who bring with them a fresh perspective and unique experiences.'

Rachel Ellyard, MENA Talent Leader, EY, says:

“Mums@Work offers EY a forward thinking and innovative way to tap into an exceptional pool of talent.  Not only does their program provide a new outlet to attract talent into the workplace, but it also gives us access to a pool of female candidates with a diverse set of skills and various levels of experience who may not have otherwise applied to work with a professional services organization. This, in turn, supports EY’s goal of achieving full global gender parity by 2030 and allows women who are considering coming back to work but unsure of their options a transition back into an office setting that is flexible, inclusive, and diverse while refreshing their skills and experience. Our Mums@Work Returnship program provided 8 opportunities and has been a great success. They have been an exceptional company to collaborate with and we look forward to continuing our gender parity journey with them.”

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