ABOUT MMB MAGAZINE FOR WORKING MOTHERS
MMB Magazine for working mothers was launched in late 2015, by our founder Abbie Coleman. Having run her own business for 8 years she returned to work after a short maternity break. She found her place in business seemed to have shifted. This was through no decision of her own but due to the fact she was now a working parent needing flexible working hours and a mother running a business.
Whilst she was fortunate to have a strong business network to call on and able to create a flexible work pattern as an employer. She realised this was not available to everyone and so many parents were being pushed out of their careers through the simple limitation of working hours not being flexible, especially women.
There were no sites with all the information in one place for working parents to access and nothing that seemed simple and clear to navigate. The websites were all based on teething and nappy rash not around pensions on maternity leave, finance, childcare support and intelligent discussions on navigating your career whilst a parent.
MMB MAGAZINE FOR WORKING MOTHERS IN PRINT
We launched online in West Yorkshire in December 2015 and published our first printed magazine in April 2016 with 15k copies distributed in Leeds through employers to employees and through venues and retail outlets. In 2018 we will have over 70k magazines going out across our regions. We went on to launch YorkshireFlex and NorthwestFlex in 2017, bringing together over 150 employers to talk about flexible working and exchange ideas and best practice.
MMB MATERNITY RETURNERS
We are launching MMB Returners in April 2018 to support businesses retain and engage with all talent taking time away from their business. The ageing demographic is going to be top heavy in the next few years along with the need to support employees who need to become careers and people looking for work-life balance along with working parents. Flexible Working is not just a hot topic but something that is needed for our business and working life future.
We will also be launching our MMB Magazine mini-booklets for employers to give out to employees to support them with information when finding out they are pregnant, on maternity/paternity leave or coming back into the workplace.
MMB MAGAZINE FLEXIBLE WORKING DIRECTORY & JOB BOARD
We also launched our flexible working directory listing companies who offer and consider flexible working along with a live job board of current roles. Including all roles that are flexible working, annualised hours, part time, job share and term time roles. Allowing our working parents to find the career roles and employers who offer flexible working.
MMB MAGAZINE EVENTS
A big part of our business is networking the right people together and our belief in strong networking events especially available to mid to senior level women after seeing so many events aimed at women being low-level events of no real business value. We now run a number of senior private lunches and our annual MMB lunch along with Senior HR lunches by invite only ensuring the right people are at the table
MMB BUSINESS CLUB
MMB Business Club was also launched in September 2017 to support working parents running their own business. Bringing credible advice and a monthly network event with specialist speakers
MMB MAGAZINE FOR WORKING MOTHERS ACROSS THE UK
We have now launched MMB South Yorkshire & Derbyshire, MMB Magazine Manchester along with MMB Magazine West & North Yorkshire. If we are not in your area yet and your interested to launch your own MMB Magazine then contact us.
Contact us now on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 347 2290
Press As Seen In : Yorkshire Post, Business Quarter, Industry Today, Topic UK, BDaily, Yorkshire Times, Business Link, , Recruitment International Today, OnRec, Pay & Benefits, Town Talk Leeds
Radio As Heard on : BBC Leeds, Radio Aire
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