Global accountancy firm, Deloitte, has a respected inclusion agenda with a sharp focus on culture change alongside gender balance, ethnicity and agile working. Deloitte is passionate about supporting talented women to re-enter the workplace after a career break. Contributing to this aim of helping women to transition back into work, 9-2-3 Jobs is delighted to help women returners at Deloitte - and has brought in Abbie Cooke as their guest speaker.
Abbie has been invited to inspire talented business women and get them ‘work ready’ following a career break to have children. Becoming a proud mum herself for the first time at almost 40, Abbie has learnt how to shift gear and step back into the world of work after having her daughter. Now firmly back in the saddle, she speaks about her life before motherhood and her previous work in financial services for Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte and Moore Stephens accountants as a marketing professional. She also describes her leadership role at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and her experience as an army reserve captain in the elite Media Operations Group. An engaging speaker, Abbie empowers women to embrace change, re-ignite self-belief and transition into a new arena of work-life-balance.
Abbie has founded a portfolio of business start-ups and holds an art history degree and an MSc in Entrepreneurship which led to her winning a British Female Innovator of the Year Award and UK Business School Student of the Year Award for CSR. Weaving together her professional services background, army authority, enterprise experience and creative talent, Abbie invites participation in her fun-fuelled Creativity Game Show.
Showcased at Deloitte, the Creativity Game Show is designed to get the creative juices flowing and to inspire confidence and a sense of purpose. It offers an excellent opportunity to re-connect with values and create a career vision. Abbie also encourages social responsibility in the community, exemplified by her determination to found the Gig-Arts Charity to help young people gain creative enterprise skills and give back to their local community.
Helen Wright, founder of 9-2-3 Jobs said: “The event at Deloitte is a really fantastic opportunity for Returners to step back into the corporate world for a few hours and learn more about opportunities on offer for those who have had career breaks – And it is absolutely brilliant that Abbie is here to motivate the Returners.”