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New Forest Business Support Hour

14 April, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join us for an informal virtual networking meeting! An opportunity to update each other on how our businesses are progressing, to meet new people and to ask each other questions in a relaxed setting.

Today we welcome Serena Williams, founder of New Forest based bump & glide. Serena is a mother of two, communications professional, mental health first aider and KG hypnobirthing teacher. Her mission is to help women and employers have a much smoother transition into motherhood, maternity and work.

In 2015, Equality and Human Rights Commission research reported that more than 4 in 5 employers (84%) felt it was in the interests of their business to support pregnant women and those on maternity leave. bump & glide ‘tool kits’ are an outsourced company benefit providing both employees and employers with the key support they need to protect women’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing whilst promoting effective communication throughout pregnancy, maternity leave and the return to work period. The more individual and bespoke the support during pregnancy, and following birth, the more chance employers have of retaining women as motivated and focused members of staff. By offering the right physical, emotional and mental support at such a pivotal time in a woman’s life and career, employers will be giving women the resilience and the support structure they need to tackle issues as they arise, rather than picking up the pieces once it’s too late. Every woman deserves this standard level of care. Serena will explain how a bespoke package would work within your company culture and ways of working thus supporting both you as a company and employees alike.

Support and advice is on hand with the opportunity to share experience and expertise with other New Forest businesses. We look forward to welcoming you online!

Please note that this is an online Zoom meeting and is free with the sponsorship of New Forest District Council.

You do need to book by 1500 on Wednesday. You will then receive an email just after 1400 with the Zoom meeting ID and password to enable you to join the meeting online.


14 April, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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