BackStory

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, Abbie Cooke was invited to be their guest speaker.

What We Did

Women in Business Workshop at Deloitte London 

I really enjoyed your energy and enthusiasm. What struck me on a personal level is the balance you are striking in your income-based activities and the charitable aspect of your life, overlaid of course with being a mum!”

Kavita Sharma,  Deloitte

Our idea

Abbie has founded a portfolio of business start-ups and holds 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. The combination of her professional services background, army authority, enterprise experience, creativity and being a Mum, gives Abbie a sharp perspective on career development. 

The Creativity Game Show, showcased at Deloitte, 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 own  charity, Gig-Arts.

And…

The event at Deloitte was a 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 a career break.

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