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Video: Stylist's maternity network event


Stylist's latest network event at London's May Fair hotel in November was inspired by a growing movement among women who use maternity leave to take stock of their current career and begin a new venture.

Speakers included four women who launched successful businesses while on maternity leave: Mumsnet co-founder Justine Roberts, who created the website in 2000 after having twins, Bethany Eaton, creator of Co Yo yoghurt, Nikki Jackson, owner of vintage bridal boutique The White Closet and Amanda Sharkey who founded maternity sports range Nordic Mama.

If you have a business idea fermenting away or you’re not convinced you’ll go back to your current job after having children – or if you’d just love to hear inspiring stories from savvy entrepreneurs – check out highlights from the evening in our video round-up, below.

Stay tuned on our Stylist network page for career tips and advice, plus news on upcoming events.



Top tips for running a beauty business


How to launch a global business


Top tips for aspiring authors



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08 Apr 2014

Meet the mothers and daughters who run successful businesses together

26 Mar 2014

Why women don’t need secret business rules from men

25 Mar 2014

Rejection letters sent to famous people

17 Mar 2014

Why failure is good for you

(Even you, Supergirl)

13 Mar 2014

Our favourite powerful women share their wisdom on careers

25 Feb 2014

Meet the panda puppies

Your cute fix sorted

25 Feb 2014