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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 24th May 13, 2:53 PM
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    MSE Andrea
    Mumsnet Workfest tickets giveaway
    • #1
    • 24th May 13, 2:53 PM
    Mumsnet Workfest tickets giveaway 24th May 13 at 2:53 PM
    This giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to:

    Canaryjock
    anastaisia
    asamaic
    JT100
    keepcalmandstayoutofdebt

    Please check your private messages for how to get your ticket and reply back as soon as possible.

    ----

    Hi everyone

    Mumsnet’s offered us 5 tickets to give away for its Workfest in Central London on 15 June. Tickets normally cost £95 each.

    What’s it about?

    Workfest’s aimed at women who are thinking of starting their own business, considering changing career, or returning to work after maternity leave with speakers discussing flexible working and how to make it work, building confidence after a gap from the workplace and how you do it all. There’s more detailed info on Mumsnet's Workfest page.

    Where is it?

    It takes place at BAFTA in Central London.

    What to do?

    If you're interested, just reply to this (click on 'post reply') and say:

    "Workfest!"


    To do this you need to be registered for the Forum (if you're not, when you click reply you'll be taken through the process. It's free, of course).

    The giveaway will close at 11am on Thur 30 May, so please get your posts in before then.

    APPEAL: Please ONLY reply to this thread if you will check your private messages to see if you've won a ticket next week. If you don't get in contact promptly you won't get your ticket and if there are any remaining tickets they'll be given away.

    Also, please DON'T email in, as your name won't be counted, nor include your contact details in this thread as, for your own safety, we don't allow personal details on the public forum and your post may be deleted.
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 30-05-2013 at 4:03 PM.

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  • SGina
    • #2
    • 24th May 13, 2:59 PM
    Workfest
    • #2
    • 24th May 13, 2:59 PM
    Please enter me for the Workfest ticket
    • emsywoo123
    • By emsywoo123 24th May 13, 7:43 PM
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    emsywoo123
    • #3
    • 24th May 13, 7:43 PM
    • #3
    • 24th May 13, 7:43 PM
    Workfest!
    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 24th May 13, 7:48 PM
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    keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • #4
    • 24th May 13, 7:48 PM
    • #4
    • 24th May 13, 7:48 PM
    Workfest !
    OP asked a question... I answered from personal experience, you may struggle to believe it, but I don't need to lie.
  • JT100
    • #5
    • 24th May 13, 10:16 PM
    • #5
    • 24th May 13, 10:16 PM
    Workfest!

    Thank-you
    • paddedjohn
    • By paddedjohn 24th May 13, 10:34 PM
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    paddedjohn
    • #6
    • 24th May 13, 10:34 PM
    • #6
    • 24th May 13, 10:34 PM
    How can an organisation set up to supposedly help Mums have the cheek to charge them £95 for a ticket? If anyone else set this up it would be branded a scam.
    Be Alert..........Britain needs lerts.
    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 24th May 13, 11:12 PM
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    • #7
    • 24th May 13, 11:12 PM
    • #7
    • 24th May 13, 11:12 PM
    How can an organisation set up to supposedly help Mums have the cheek to charge them £95 for a ticket? If anyone else set this up it would be branded a scam.
    Originally posted by paddedjohn
    Good point!
    Don't trust a forum for advice. Get proper paid advice. Any advice given should always be checked
  • asamaic
    • #8
    • 25th May 13, 8:56 AM
    • #8
    • 25th May 13, 8:56 AM
    Workfest!

  • Izabel_blue
    • #9
    • 26th May 13, 9:40 PM
    workfest...!
    • #9
    • 26th May 13, 9:40 PM
    keen to go along - about to return to work after mat leave...
  • anastaisia
    Workfest!

    Looked at this and decided against it, but a free ticket would be great!
  • Scenebutnotheard
    Workfest - would love to go but couldn't afford the ticket price ;-( as an expensive time of the year for us
  • Canaryjock
    "Workfest!"
  • Shoops66
    Workfest Ticket Giveaway
    "Workfest!"
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 30th May 13, 10:14 AM
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    Aesop
    "Workfest!"
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    • shinkyshonky
    • By shinkyshonky 30th May 13, 10:23 AM
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    How can an organisation set up to supposedly help Mums have the cheek to charge them £95 for a ticket? If anyone else set this up it would be branded a scam.
    Originally posted by paddedjohn
    I agree...looking at their website for this , most of the info you can probaly hunt down for free...£95 that is a scam...oh and they will sell you more stuff when you get there
    “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” Socrates

    Haters gonna hate
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 30th May 13, 4:04 PM
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    MSE Andrea
    Congratulations to the 5 recipients of a Workfest ticket:

    Canaryjock
    anastaisia
    asamaic
    JT100
    keepcalmandstayoutofdebt

    Please check your private messages for how to get your ticket and reply back as soon as possible so Mumsnet can get them over to you.

    MSE Andrea

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    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 16th Jun 13, 1:02 PM
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    keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    Thank you so much for the ticket, I had an amazing day blown away yesterday, so many inspirational women out there I'm in ore, picked up a lot of helpful and insightful info, there could be hope for me yet!

    Enormous thanks for the opportunity of attending this, can thoroughly recommend anyone attends future events

    Repects to working mums most definately and thanks to Mumsnet x
    Last edited by keepcalmandstayoutofdebt; 16-06-2013 at 1:03 PM. Reason: .
    OP asked a question... I answered from personal experience, you may struggle to believe it, but I don't need to lie.
  • asamaic
    This was the first time they had run the Workfest event, so there were a few teething problems - lunch provided but nowhere to eat said lunch, seemingly zero consideration for food allergies... But they turned the gents into another toilet for the ladies, set up baby change facilities, were welcoming of babes in arms... Etc. So on the logistics side, there was room for improvement, but didn't do badly.

    Onto the speakers - there were a lot of inspirational people talking. Some of the ones who stood out for me were Sarah Brinkley, Geoff Ramm (yes, I know, a man at the event!), Heather McGregor (Miss Moneypenny), Jessica Benjamin and Yasmina Siadatan (who stood in for James Caan).

    One of the messages that struck me was about planning time for yourself as well as planning time for work - how many us don't bother and feel constantly knackered?

    I know many of us haven't been impressed with Super Scrimpers on here, but actually, Heather McGregor is a remarkable lady, with a career in investment banking, a doctorate and her own business. I have a new found respect for her, and I found her insights thought-provoking.

    I wish this had been aimed at women more generally, this was a useful day out for all females, not just mums - but maybe next time.

    I would recommend this event, I think the speakers they organised were very high quality, and even if you think you know it all, you'll come away with something to think about. Oh, and a great goodie bag.

    Thank you, MSE and Mumsnet!
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