Project to help mums get back into work

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Help is at hand for Sheffield mums looking to return to work after having children thanks to a new initiative being launched in Sheffield.

Women to Work aims to help mums regain the confidence they need to go back to work, or set up their own business, starting with free drop-in sessions to give a flavour of what to expect.

The programme has been set up by working mums Emma Shute and Jenny Pollock, who were inspired by their own experiences and those of their friends.

It will involve coaching workshops and sessions beginning in May, previewed at get-togethers to be held at Cafe Ceres on Junction Road, Hunters Bar, on March 25, and at Thyme Cafe, Broomhill on March 26.

Emma said: “We came up with the idea to set up Women to Work partly through our own frustrations and those of our friends who have found it difficult to go back to work after taking a break to have their children.

“There is an awful lot of wasted talent out there, and we’ve found there are a number of women who are lacking in the confidence to know exactly how to go back to work after a break, so we wanted to come up with something to address these issues.”