Welcome to Flexpo Digital Summit

24th February 2022

#Flexpo

We want to create workplaces that are truly inclusive for everyone; so that everybody has more choice about how they work and can access meaningful employment, with real work life balance that works for you

Register for Flexpo 2022 to:

  • Access best practice and advice on how to work flexibly
  • Advice on how to request flexible working from existing and prospective employers
  • Explore job opportunities with employers and organisations who are passionate about flexible working
  • Network with flexible working experts and progressive employers across a diverse range of industries


Free to attend so register now. Flexible working is for everyone, so whether you are:

  • Looking for a flexible role
  • Working out your next career move
  • Wanting to build the necessary skills to work flexibly

At Flexpo 2022 you can find employers and organisations who are passionate about flexible working, and who want to build a truly inclusive workplace.
All accessed from the comfort of your laptop through live talks, workshops, discussion panels and CV clinics, take a look at the Agenda.


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Agenda

Draft agenda

Note: We are responding to a very rapidly changing landscape and it is vital to us that the content at this event reflects the current thinking and latest developments. As such, all content may be subject to change.

Panel Discussions

9.30-10.00am
Live

The visibility debate: Do you really need to be present to progress?

What do employers really think and how can we collectively make sure opportunities really are equal for everyone, regardless of their working hours or location?

Speakers:

David Blackburn

Chief People Officer, FSCS (David to moderate?)

Molly Johnson Jones

Co-Founder, Flexa Careers

Hanna Smith

Head of People, Paddle

10.05-10.30am
Pre-recorded

How to ask for flexible working: A fireside chat with Katy Fridman, Founder of Flexible Working People

This session will explore simple changes you can make in your job search to enhance your personal branding, increase your impact and make sure you stand out. We’ll also look at how to make your flexible working proposal mutually beneficial and Katy will share proven ways to demonstrate the added value you will bring to the role through working in flexible ways.

Katy Fridman

Founder, Flexible Working People

10.35-11.00am
Pre-recorded

The new employer/employee partnership: What employers are looking for in a flexible workforce

An unmissable conversation with the extraordinary Cynthia Davis, Founder of BAME Recruitment and Diversifying, during which Cynthia will share the skills, capabilities and behaviours employers need from employees who work in flexible ways.

A conversation with

Cynthia Davis

Founder, BAME Recruitment and Diversifying

Chair:

Maddy Cole

Joint CEO, Flexpo

11.05-11.30pm
Pre-recorded

Could a franchise be the career move you’ve been waiting for?

In this insightful chat with the effervescent and inspirational Rebecca Newenham, we’ll demystify what owning a franchise means and why it could be a great option for the next stage of your career. We’ll discover what holds people back, how you can make the move to becoming a successful franchise owner and hear from Rebecca as she works tirelessly to support potential franchisees and change the industry for the better.

A fireside chat with

Rebecca Newenham

Founder, Get Ahead VA

11.40-12.10pm
Live

How to make job-sharing work successfully:

In this absorbing session, our experts will share a diverse mix of perspectives, case studies and personal experiences to help you create a successful job share partnership, propose a job share to an employer and progress in your career while sharing a role.

Speakers:

Michelle Reynolds

Co-Director, Share My Telly Job (Chair)

Graham Joyce

CEO, DuoMe

Hannah Hall-Turner

Co-Founders, The Job Share Pair

Rachel Maguire

Co-Founders, The Job Share Pair

12.15-12.45pm
Live

How to stay ahead of the curve as the world of work evolves and futureproof your career stability, security and flexibility

This session will explore the growth of the gig economy and the mounting evidence that suggests freelance professionals will soon make up the majority of the workforce. How will employers respond, and what will this mean for employment contracts, tax and pensions particularly among under-pensioned groups? How can you take control, futureproofing your career and your finances?

Speakers:

David Blackburn

Chief People Officer, FSCS (Chair)

Samantha Gould

Head of PR & Campaigns, NOW: Pensions

Cheney Hamilton

CEO, Find Your Flex Group

Kate Jarman

CoCo-founder, FlexNHS and Head of Corporate Affairs, Milton Keynes University Hospital

12.50-1.10pm
Live

Is allyship the secret to making flexible working really work?

A thought-provoking exploration of the role of allyship in workplaces with Han-Son Lee, the influential and galvanising founder of DaddiLife. What does allyship really look and feel like? Why do so few of us act as allies? Could allyship be a differentiator in driving sustainable change for flexible working across teams and organisations? And – perhaps the most important question…how can each of us play a role in cultivating a stronger culture of allyship?

A conversation with

Han-son Lee

Founder, Daddilife

1.15-1.35pm
Live

How to find and get the job

Making yourself standout during a job search can seem daunting. During this energising conversation with the inspirational Liz Willetts, we’ll find out what really matters when it comes to building your CV and interviewing for a flexible role.

A conversation with

Liz Willetts

Founder, Investing in Women

1.40-2.00pm
Pre-recorded

Deciphering the spin:

An in-depth analysis of the latest media commentary on the topics of flexible working and the evolving future of work. With so much recent discourse on the Government’s consultation to make flexible working a day one right, the end of Plan B restrictions and guidance on working from home, the UK’s largest yet trials of a four-day week and how virtual and hybrid working could potentially harm career development, this conversation will delve into the real issues and solutions behind the headlines.

A conversation with

Cheney Hamilton

CEO, Find Your Flex Group

2.05-2.25pm
Pre-recorded

Taking the leap: A conversation on courage and transitioning to running your own business

When you’re considering allowing the entrepreneur within you to explore leaving the world of employment, the unknowns can seem overwhelming. In this unmissable and frank conversation, and in her inimitable warm and open style, Jess will share her own story and all the lessons she has taken from the years as she has established That Works For Me.

A conversation with

Jess Heagren

Co-Founder and CEO, That Works for Me

2.30-2.50pm
Pre-recorded

Changing the conversation: How flexible working can transform the experience of women going through menopause

An inspiring session telling the story of how a chance conversation between two colleagues about the menopause symptoms they were experiencing lead to a transformational company-wide education and awareness initiative to change the narrative and stop the silence around menopause.

A conversation with

Tess Neal

Menopause Support Project, Pfizer UK

Theatre 2 agenda

Panel Discussions

9.30-10.10am

How to make job-sharing work successfully:

a panel discussion sharing case studies and a range of employer perspectives to help the audience build the skills and capabilities they need to enter into a job share partnership.

10.15-10.45am

Deciphering the spin:

An analysis of the latest media commentary on the topics of flexible working and the evolving future of work

Workshops

11.35-12.15pm

Protecting your wellbeing:

a session to help attendees achieve a successful work/life fit, prioritise self-care, stay motivated and resilient during a job search

12.20-1pm

How to understand and overcome imposter syndrome:

a virtual workshop to support the audience enhance career confidence

1.30-2.10pm

How to set boundaries and say no:

A virtual workshop to help the audience prioritise, protect their time, increase productivity and preserve their wellbeing; addressing some of the key challenges with making flexible working really work

2.15-2.55pm

How to build relationships with colleagues in a hybrid world:

an interactive session to explore innovation in communication

CV clinics

CV clinic slots

CV clinic slots with our experts will be available as bookable 15-minute virtual appointments between 10-11am, 11.30-12.30pm and 1-2pm (we’ll share more details about how to book a slot once you’ve registered!)

Speakers


Samantha Gould

Head of PR and Campaigns at Now Pensions

Liz Willetts

Founder, Investing in Women

Cheney Hamilton

CEO, Find Your Flex Group

Jessica Heagren

CEO and Co-Founder, That Works For Me

David Blackburn

Chief People Officer at The Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Molly Johnson Jones

CEO and Co-Founder of Flexa Careers

Cynthia Davis

CEO at BAME Recruitment and Diversifying

Katy Fridman

Founder of Flexible Working People

Graham Joyce

Co-Founder of DuoMe

Rebecca Newenham

CEO at Get Ahead VA

Michelle Reynolds

Founder of Share My Telly Job

Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and partners

Ambassador Partner

Preferred Pensions Provider

Partners and Exhibiting Companies 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Your login information is the email address and password that you provided when you registered-these details can also be found on your confirmation email.
Of course! We passionately believe in working and living flexibly and understand that your schedule and personal commitments may not allow you to attend the event. If this is the case, please let us know and we are happy to connect with you individually. This platform is also available on-demand for 30 days after the event is over so you can access as and when it suits you best!
If you are looking to attract new talent, fulfil D&I objectives and position your company as thought leaders in the flexible workplace, join us at Flexpo! This one-day virtual event connects those who love their career, and want to combine it with their unique personal circumstances, with potential employers across a spectrum of industries and opportunities. If this sounds interesting, we’d love to tell you more! Speak to Lucy Webb (l.webb@venturebusiness.london) for details on how to exhibit or sponsor this event.
If you still have a question that wasn’t answered above, please drop a line to Lynne Porter at l.porter@venturebusiness.london and we will get back to you as soon as possible!