Juliet Turnbull of 2to3days.com is on a mission. A mission to connect enlightened employers who understand the value of hiring a smart, ambitious mother on flexible terms with this hidden, but incredibly capable and committed, workforce.
Juliet's mission has taken her as far as Downing Street this year where she met the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan who is firmly committed to getting more women working in the capital. Her passion and drive in the last 18 months has built an online community, currently around 20,000 people and growing fast, who believe in the value of part time work for mothers.
According to the ONS there were 18.9 million families in the UK in 2016. Another report from IPPR in 2015 revealed that a third of Britain's 6 million working mothers were the main earners in their family. Perhaps unsurprisingly it also revealed that of these 2 million women most were low earners.
Just looking at these high level numbers suggests that perhaps many professional women aren't returning to the workplace after having children because there just isn't the availability of flexible work that is rewarding in every sense of the word.
2to3days is setting about changing that. By connecting forward thinking employers with the huge untapped talent pool of professional women who want to work in challenging and rewarding roles but want to do that alongside raising a family.
The women registering with 2to3days are skilled, experienced and highly motivated. 86% of them have a Bachelor's degree, 34% have a Master's and over 80% have managerial experience. And savvy employers are switching on to the benefits of offering flexible terms to attract these highly qualified workers. They know that when you employ a mother you employ someone who is adaptable, has perspective and knows how to get a job done.
So if you are currently hiring and are open to the idea of flexible working you may well find the perfect match at 2to3days.com.
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