To register your interest in this project or for the next Cambridge Focus Group (date to be arranged) please complete the form below
Ten places for the next focus group will be available. Date to be arranged.
You can also register your interest if you are unable to attend but would like to know more and support this developing project.
We are also keen to hear from employers who share our values and have the desire to remove barriers to employment faced by women in mid-age. Please continue to scroll down.
This project is driven by two local Business Consultants who share common ground, and who have found solidarity and valuable support on our own journeys into our 50's.
We are experienced Consultants in a well-connected industry network across the East of England.
We have engaged in several innovative projects driving social capital across the region and we now turn our attention to a world that we know well; the challenges that many women face as they enter mid-life when everything can begin to look a little different.
On the 27th of January 2023, Jeremy Hunt urged the five million jobless and newly retired British to get back to work, declaring 'Your Country Needs You'.
And in the Spring Budget in March 2023 he went further.
'An enterprise economy can only grow if it can hire the people it needs...'
... for too many, turning 50 is a moment of anxiety about the cliff edge of retirement rather than a moment of anticipation about another two decades of fulfilment.
So today I bring forward reforms to remove the barriers that stop people who want to work from working.'
We know there are tens of thousands of women in our country aged 50+ who are currently NEET (not in Education, Employment or Training). This cohort is a diverse group of experienced, often qualified, multi-talented, highly organised potential employees.
They are hard to reach simply because they are disengaged. Many would like to work but face unnecessary barriers that could be removed by innovative and equitable employers.
We will build a community of committed employers who will support our mission and as a by-product help to solve some of their increasing recruitment challenges.
We can also help employers meet many of their CSR and ESG obligations and align their brands with a project that will make a significant impact on communities within Cambridgeshire.
We will shortly be running a focus group for employers. Please register your interest below for further information.
The 1st book will be:
WORKSTYLE by Lizzie Penny and Alex Hirst
A Revolution for Wellbeing, Productivity and Society
Available on Audible, Kindle and Hard Copy
The 1st book club date will be held via Zoom in an evening, date announced soon. Subsequent book clubs may be held in person.
Please register below if you are interested in joining the book club and we will be in touch soon with the date and joining link.
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