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change career or start a business
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We give mums the training, inspiration and confidence they need to get back into work, change direction or start their own businesses. We’ve already helped thousands of women achieve flexible careers that fit around their family lives.

Our friendly and professional courses can help you create a top-notch CV, refresh your interview techniques and hone your personal brand. By focusing on your skills, goals and confidence, we aim to get you truly “work ready”. We can even connect you with flexible employers.

If you dream of being your own boss, our business training can turn your ideas into reality. From cash flow and customers, to mentors and social media, it’s bursting with practical advice and support.

Starting a new chapter in your life can seem daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. As a mum, you’ve already gained so many skills that will help you on your way. Let us help you with the rest.



From Technophobia to Digital Wiz

Read our latest Guest Blog from Ona at The Mummi Blogger on how she overcame her loss of identity and hasn’t looked back since completing our Business Startup course [...]
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In Conversation with Successful Mums Academy

Fantastic business woman and previous Successful Mum Graduate Cheryl Huggins asked to interview me as part of her Boss Woman podcast series. I was so flattered and [...]
Read moreIn Conversation with Successful Mums Academy

Successful Mums Career Academy to support 100 entrepreneurial Bexley mums

The Successful Mums Career Academy has won funding to support Bexley mums turn their ideas into reality. Founder Jane Knight, a Bexley Awards judge, has been tapping [...]
Read moreSuccessful Mums Career Academy to support 100 entrepreneurial Bexley mums

What Is Your Second Act?

Opening your eyes to a new career after a career break..   Do you feel lost after a career break and feel now might the time to try something new?   Have [...]
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Looking for a new challenge? Wondering how to get back into employment at a time of uncertainty?

The moment you become a parent your life changes forever. Ask any new mum out there how many choices she has to make each day. How should she feed and clothe her [...]
Read moreLooking for a new challenge? Wondering how to get back into employment at a time of uncertainty?

Back to School, Back to Work?

September is all about new uniforms, new teachers and a new start for children, but what about a new YOU?  The thought of getting back to 9 to 5 can be daunting for [...]
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Connecting skilled women with forward-thinking organisations

Successful Mums was delighted to partner with St.James’s Place’s, back in March, to run one of their popular Women Returners Events.  Held at their prestigious [...]
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Luci, developing her photography business!

Meet Luci, a Successful Mum who completed her Business Start-up Course 3 years ago! Since then, Luci’s photography business has gone from strength to strength [...]
Read moreLuci, developing her photography business!

Bow Tie..

Read Janes blog about winning an ERSA Employability Award in 2019   We were off to the ERSA Employability Awards last June and my plus one, my 10-year-old son [...]
Read moreBow Tie..

Emily’s Boat

  We are all at storm but not in the same boat..   We’ve spoken to many Mums about how they are adapting at this uncertain time and making changes to their normal [...]
Read moreEmily’s Boat

Championing Successful Mums in Kent

In the news – Always great to get coverage in the local newspapers, read Jane’s interview with The Tonbridge Times..   Digital and Social Media [...]
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The daily musings of a successful mum

When I first met you all I didn’t know how important you would all be to me..   Today is a mix of emotions, proud, happy and also sad to leave behind my band of [...]
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What Personal Success means to me – Angela Middleton MBE

This year Jane continues to talk to high-profile women about how they combine work, family and well-being.   I’m very excited to introduce the kind, hardworking [...]
Read moreWhat Personal Success means to me – Angela Middleton MBE

Dads need flexible working too!

Did you know we welcome Dads onto our courses? So, we thought it was about time we talked to some dads about their take on flexible working and why it is important [...]
Read moreDads need flexible working too!

What Personal Success Means to Me – Jane Johnson

This year Jane continues to talk to high-profile women about how they combine work, family and well-being. This week she interviews the woman behind Careering Into [...]
Read moreWhat Personal Success Means to Me – Jane Johnson

How can Successful Mums help you?

We run a variety of training programmes and courses to help Mums achieve personal success. We also partner with employers to promote flexible local opportunities, helping the people in our network to form connections that benefit both sides.

Whether you have a new-born baby or grown up children, you’ll always be a mum. And our programmes are designed to help mums at all stages of their lives.


Begin by taking one of our Taster Sessions to gain a better understanding of what you want from your new job or business. We can then direct you towards the right training programme.


Get started by joining us at a fun, friendly and professional 2-hour taster session. See how we can help you find flexible/ part-time work, or offer support as you begin the journey towards starting your own business.


Do you want to get back to work? Or perhaps you’re in need of some career advice to help get your MOJO back? Learn about our training courses, designed to help you find more fulfilling work that fits in with your life as a Mum.


Want to be your own boss? Our business training courses are designed for busy Mums from all walks of life. You don’t need a business background - we can help if you are starting a brand new venture, or developing an existing small business.


Want to work with our Successful Mums?So many employers want to know how they can connect with our amazingly talented network of women. Here are your options:


Our grads can bring a wide range of skills and experience to your business. Having recently completed our Back to Work course, they’re switched on, capable and looking for flexible work. For no charge, we can connect you to the perfect Successful Mum to enhance your team.


Advertise your latest vacancies on our job board and reach a highly-skilled audience. We will also write a story about your business, explaining how we work together and you support what we do.


These events allow you to host a relaxed yet professional day for women who are returning to work. We will tailor the day to your business and invite skilled ladies along who are actively looking for a new role. Showcase your vacancies directly to them.


Get closer to your next career or business venture with the support of Successful Mums. Become part of our network and achieve your own version of success.


We love to showcase our fantastic mums, who continually create their own paths to success. Read some success stories and hear about their inspirational new careers and business ventures.

100of mums would recommend us
96of attendees feel more confident after one of our training courses
4000people have attended our courses
1200employers support Successful Mums
1invisible crown worn by every Successful Mum!


Our sessions are always fun, friendly and informal. They are designed to give mums confidence in the next step of their career journey.

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