About The Programme
Making Work Work – for Women Returners is the Challenges Group's award-winning women returners programme, co-designed and Programme Managed by Lynn Houmdi, Scotland's Flex Influencer 2022. We are delighted to have successfully won funding to support even more women in 2022/23 to make work work.
The programme supports women in Scotland looking to step back into the workplace after a career break. Your organisation could help us find these women or support them to find work and training opportunities. Your staff might like to mentor them, or to learn more about this unique and skilled pool of talent.
The women we work with are talented, skilled and enthusiastic. Most have management experience or aspirations. They are from across Scotland. Once they have taken part in our peer-led skills refresher programme, they are ready and raring to go into work commensurate with their skills, ambitions and potential.
Boosting work-related skills in management & leadership
Our programme is designed to equip women with the skills they'll need to return to work in a management or leadership role or progress towards one.
Building confidence in skills & abilities
Working with our facilitators and other participants, women build their confidence and refresh their transferable skills, whether they seek employment or want to start a business.
Expanding networks to support women into work
Through the Making Work Work team and our programme of masterclasses, women build a network of support and opportunities for their future career.
Through our partnerships with Business in the Community and Volunteer Vision, they are mentored by corporate volunteers.
Making Work Work Alumni
Making Work Work participants go on to work, start their own businesses and volunteer on their own terms. Here are some of their stories.
“I feel a massive difference in my confidence, my sense of self purpose and passion and will be a different (and much better) female leader walking back into the workplace.”
Making Work Work Participant