Back to Business – ‘Realising your dreams’

On October 9, 2019 at 8:45 amupcoming

Location Elm Grove, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5NY
Duration 06:15
Organizer Really Helpful Club

For anyone looking to return to work after a career break, the RHC Back to Work programme is a great place to start.  Our workshops and seminars provide amazing opportunities to be inspired and learn from others who may have already done it.     

Please join us on Wednesday, 9th October for our Flagship Back to Business Event: Realising Your Dreams.  We are delighted that Dame Helena Morrissey DBE will be giving our keynote speech empowering our members to take their next step.  

If you are thinking of returning to work, wanting to start your own business and looking for ideas or looking for support to grow your business, this is the event for you.  To register your interest or for more information email

Join the Really Helpful Club for a day of inspirational talks and practical Round Table discussions to help you rediscover and reconnect with the workplace. Whether you are returning to employment after a career break, setting up your own business or taking an already established business to the next level or just looking for ideas, you can discover something new and learn from others.  This is an exciting opportunity to make new connections, share your own experiences and meet other like-minded people.

Arrival 8.45am (talks from 9.30am), Lunch 12.30pm , Roundtables 1.30pm until 3.00pm 

Cost: Earlybird £49 including coffee, refreshments and a sandwich lunch

Please watch this video to see highlights of our previous event.

Our Speakers:

Dame Helena Morrissey DBE

Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management

Helena is well known in the City, particularly for her work on gender equality. She founded the 30% Club, a campaign for more gender-balanced boards, and is Chair of the investment industry’s Diversity Project. She was CEO of Newton Investment Management for fifteen years and chaired the Investment Association from 2014 to 2017. Helena joined Legal and General Investment Management in 2017, leading a new drive to engage the nation to invest more.

Helena has been named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and the Financial Times’ 2017 ‘Person of the Year’. She was appointed a Dame in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours list
Helena is a Philosophy graduate. She is married to a Buddhist priest and they have nine children. Her first book ‘A Good Time to be a Girl, Don’t Lean In, Change the System’ was published by William Collins in February 2018.


Addie Pinkster

Founder and CEO Adelpha. Independent corporate advisors to scale-ups. Formerly Head of Hedge Fund Strategy at Citi. 

Addie and her panel of female entrepreneurs will be sharing stories from the front line of founding and funding.

Joy Foster

Founder and Managing Director of TechPixies, an award-winning enterprise empowering women across the UK.  

​​Recognising that women require confidence in order to go back to work in fulfilling, stimulating careers, to upskill or to start a business they believe that one of the best ways to gain confidence and therefore choice over your future is through education. 

​​Their courses in Social Media, Digital Marketing and WordPress will help you to upskill and discover your sparkle!


Round Tables from 1.30pm until 3.00pm:

Make it your day: bring your questions to our Round Table hosts.  Get advice from leading experts and exhibitors and ask questions to people specialising in:

Social Media, Marketing, Website Development, Building a network, Career coaching, IT, Communicating with confidence, Raising funding and investment and much more