What we’ll be doing at Mothers of Innovation

We have a great line up for Mothers of Innovation on 19 June. There’s still time to register to join us for a day of exploring and celebrating the power of mothers to change the world.

Here’s the programme:

9.15 Breakfast and registration

9.45 Mothers changing the world

Welcome: Geraldine Bedell

Chair: Vicki Shotbolt

Mariella Frostrup: Motherhood and Activism

Ayla Goksel: Transforming Education In Turkey

Geraldine Bedell – Mothers of Innovation, the research

11 Coffee

11.20 Three outstanding mother-innovators

Chair: Geraldine Bedell

Karyn McCluskey: Reducing gang violence

Mar Alarcón: Social Car

Julia Lalla-Maharajh: female genital cutting

1.00 Lunch

2.00 Panel and workshops: innovation perspectives

Chair: Vicki Shotbolt

Carrie Longton: Mothers as consumers

Diane Perlman: Lean startups

Karyn McCluskey: Mobilising a community

Babou Olengha-Aaby: Mumpreneurs and the next billion dollar market

Caroline Tomlinson: Innovation: when parenting doesn’t go the way you planned

Tea 

3.45 What we’ve learnt and where we’re going

Chair: Charles Leadbeater

Dafna Ciechanover Bonas

Kathy Dykeman

Kathryn Nawrockyi

Close 4.45

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Poll for Mothers of Innovation shows what mothers want

Mothers want to spend more time with their families – and sleep

As the government announces extension of tax-free childcare to under-12s, research for Mothers of Innovation shows that if there was an extra hour in the day, more than half of mothers would spend it with their families.

The research, which was carried out TNS in connection with the Mothers of Innovation conference to be held in central London on 19 June, reveals that 57% of mothers would take the opportunity of an extra hour to spend more time with their families. It shows that most mothers feel stretched, despite efforts by business and government towards more family-friendly policies: 74% of mothers said the government should give more help with work-life balance (compared with only 49% of fathers and 40% of non-parents).

The survey suggests that the government’s announcement on extending childcare relief is likely to be a vote winner with women: 75% of mothers wanted more government help with childcare (as did 64% of fathers).

But there are also pressures at the other end of life for mothers, which are not being addressed. 82% of mothers said they thought that the government should provide help when it comes to looking after their relatives, as did 81% of non-parents.

And what was the second most popular activity for mothers, if they had an extra hour in the day? It was sleep (37%).

The research was carried out by TNS. TNS Omnibus interviewed a representative sample of 1,188 adults in Great Britain between 29th May and 2nd June 2014. All interviews were conducted as online self-completion. The data is weighted to match population totals for age, sex, social grade, working status, presence of children, 2010 voting patterns.

Detailed tables for this survey

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About Mothers of Innovation

Mothers of Innovation is a conference exploring and celebrating the power of mothers to change the world, to be held at Microsoft, in Victoria St, London, on 19 June. The conference will highlight the work of extraordinary women who are innovating in health, education, business, tech and the way we work. It will launch a groundbreaking piece of research looking at what it is about mothers that makes them great innovators and why now is an unprecedented moment of opportunity for mothers who want to change the world.

About TNS

TNS UK advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and stakeholder management, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions. With a presence in over 80 countries, TNS has more conversations with the world’s consumers than anyone else and understands individual human behaviours and attitudes across every cultural, economic and political region of the world. TNS is part of Kantar, one of the world’s largest insight, information and consultancy groups.

Please visit www.tnsglobal.com/uk for more information.

Geraldine Bedell, author of the report, is available for interview. Contact us via email or on 07787 534364.

Register for the Mothers of Innovation conference by clicking here.

Win a free place in Microsoft Ventures’ accelerator at Mothers of Innovation!

We’re thrilled that the lovely people at Microsoft Ventures are offering a three-month free place in their accelerator in the heart of London’s tech city to one lucky delegate at the Mothers of Innovation conference.

Sign up for the conference to be in with a chance of winning this coveted slot. Microsoft’s accelerator is dedicated to getting ventures to the next level and this is a fantastic opportunity for an innovative business. (And please do share with your entrepreneurial friends and acquaintances!)

Kathy Dykeman
Kathy Dykeman

And what else is happening at Mothers of Innnovation?

Yvette Cooper
Yvette Cooper

Facebook’s Kathy Dykeman and Yvette Cooper MP are the latest confirmed speakers.

Other great speakers include:

  • Mariella Frostrup – broadcaster and activist
  • Diane Perlman – Microsoft Ventures
  • Karyn McCluskey – who has reduced gang violence in Glasgow
  • Carrie Longton – co-founder, Mumsnet
  • Babou Olengh-Aaby – founder, Mums Mean Business
  • Dafna Ciechanova Bonas – CEO, Fouunders Forum For Good
  • Ayla Goksel of the Mother Child Education Project in Turkey, which has transformed life chances for children living in disadvantaged circumstances
  • Caroline Tomlinson – who pioneered personal budgets, allowing disabled people and their families to take control of their lives
  • Mar Alarcon – founder, Social Car, peer-to-peer car sharing service in Spain
  • Julia Lalla-Maharajh – founder and CEO< The Orchid Project, working to eliminate female genital cutting
  • Charles Leadbeater – innovation adviser, author and chair, Apps for Good.

Mothers of Innovation is a conference exploring and celebrating the power of mothers as innovators – in health, education, business and work. We’ll launch ground-breaking research looking at why it pays to invest in mothers and how mothers innovate in distinctive and different ways.

All tickets include a pre-event reception at Google the night before, at which Yvette Cooper will speak, which will provide a fantastic opportunity to meet the speakers and network with mother innovators.

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Mariella Frostrup joins speakers for Mothers of Innovation

Mariella Frostrup1.jpgJoin us for the Mothers of Innovation conference on 19 June – we’re delighted to announce that the latest speaker to sign up is journalist, broadcaster and campaigner Mariella Frostrup.

Mothers of Innovation is a conference in London, exploring and celebrating the power of mothers to change the world.  Mothers are changing education, health, business and work. We will launch ground-breaking research looking at why it pays to invest in mothers as innovators and how mothers innovate in different and distinctive ways.

Other speakers include:

  • Kathryn Nawrockyi, Director, Opportunity Now, creators of Project 28-40
  • Ayla Goksel, founder of the Mother Child Education Project (Mocep) in Turkey which has transformed life chances for children living in poverty by mobilising mothers as first educators
  • Julia Lalla-Maharajh, founder and CEO of The Orchid Project, working to eliminate female genital cutting
  • Karyn McCluskey who has reduced gang violence in Glasgow, largely by getting mothers involved
  • Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet
  • Babou Olengha-Aaby, founder of Mums Mean Business
  • Andy McCartney, CEO in residence at Microsoft Ventures
  • Mar Alarcon, founder of Social Car, a peer-to-peer car sharing service in Spain
  • Dafna Ciechanova Bonas, CEO of Founders Forum For Good
  • Michelle Clothier, founder of Livity, award-winning youth engagement agency
  • Caroline Tomlinson, who pioneered personal budgets, allowing disabled people and their families to take control of their lives
  • Charles Leadbeater, innovation adviser, author and chair Apps for Good

Mothers of Innovation will take place at Microsoft, Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL from 9.30 on 19 June.

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New speakers for Mothers of Innovation

We’re delighted to announce new speakers for the Mothers of Innovation event on 19 June!

Babou Olengha-Aaby
Babou Olengha-Aaby
  • Michelle Clothier, founder of Livity, award-winning youth-engagement agency
  • Babou Olengha-Aaby, founder of Mums Mean Business, crowdfunding platform for mother entrepreneurs
  • Dafna Ciechanova Bonas, CEO of Founders Forum For Good
  • Julia Lalla-Maharajh, founder and CEO of The Orchid Project, working to eliminate female genital cutting
  • Caroline Tomlinson, who pioneered personal budgets, allowing disabled people and their families to take control of their lives
  • Kathryn NawrockyiDirector, Opportunity Now, creators of Project 28-40

These join our other exciting speakers:

Mar Alarcon
Mar Alarcon
  • Mar Alarcon, founder of Social Car, a peer-to-peer car sharing service in Spain
  • Ayla Goksel, the founder of the Mother Child Education Project (Mocep) in Turkey which has transformed life chances for children living in poverty by mobilising mothers as first educators
  • Karyn McCluskey, who has reduced gang violence in Glasgow, largely by getting mothers involved
  • Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet
  • Andy McCartney, CEO in residence at Microsoft Ventures
  • Charles Leadbeater, leading thinker on innovation.

Mothers of Innovation is a conference on 19 June in London, exploring and celebrating the power of mothers to change the world.  Mothers are changing education, health, business and work. We will launch ground-breaking research looking at why it pays to invest in mothers as innovators and how mothers innovate in different and distinctive ways.

Register here

Mothers of Innovation conference 19 June

Mothers of Innovation_Logo-small.jpg Mothers of Innovation is a conference on 19 June in London, exploring and celebrating the power of mothers to change the world.

Why don’t we  associate mothers with innovation?  Mothers are changing education, health, business and work. We’ll be launching ground-breaking research looking at why it pays to invest in mothers.

Speakers include:

  • Mar Alarcon, founder of Social Car, a peer-to-peer car sharing service in Spain
  • Ayla Goksel, the founder of the Mother Child Education Project (Mocep) in Turkey which has transformed life chances for children living in poverty by mobilising mothers as first educators
  • Karyn McCluskey who has reduced gang violence in Glasgow, largely by getting mothers involved
  • Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet
  • Molly Melching, who has virtually stamped out female genital curating in Senegal
  • Andy McCartney, CEO in residence at Microsoft Ventures
  • Charles Leadbeater, leading thinker on innovation.

Mothers of Innovation will take place at Microsoft, Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL from 9.30 on 19 June.

Register here

Mothers of Innovation conference – join us on 19 June

Are you interested in harnessing the power of mothers for social change?

Mothers of Innovation is a major conference in London on 19 June featuring outstanding speakers and launching ground-breaking new research.

We are offering morning packages looking at mothers as innovators globally in education, healthcare and the environment, with outstanding speakers including Molly Melching, who has virtually stamped out female genital cutting in Senegal; Karyn McCluskey, who has reduced gang violence in Glasgow; Ayla Goksel, whose education programme has transformed the lives of disadvantaged children in Turkey; and Charles Leadbeater, the leading thinker on innovation.

Or join us for the whole day, to discover what we can learn across sectors, with speakers including Andy McCartney, CEO of Microsoft Ventures; Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet; and Mar Alarcon, founder of Spain’s revolutionary car-sharing service, Social Car.

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Join us on 19 June for Mothers of Innovation

Are you interested in working with mothers? Do you want to improve life for mothers at work?  To reach mothers as consumers?

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Mothers of Innovation is a major conference in London on 19 June featuring outstanding speakers and launching ground-breaking new research.

Join us for a day of insights and inspiration. We are offering afternoon packages, with confirmed speakers including Charles Leadbeater, the leading thinker on innovation; Andy McCartney, CEO of Microsoft Ventures; Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet; and Mar Alarcon, founder of Spain’s revolutionary car-sharing service, Social Car.

Come for the whole day to discover what we can learn across sectors from mothers who are innovating globally – to hear the inspiring stories from speakers including Molly Melching, who has virtually stamped out female genital cutting in Senegal; Karyn McCluskey, who has reduced gang violence in Glasgow; and Ayla Goksel, whose education programme has transformed the lives of disadvantaged children in Turkey.

Or come for the afternoon to focus on mothers as innovators at work, in business and as consumers.

Mothers of Innovation will take place at Microsoft, Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL from 9.30am on 19 June. The afternoon session will begin at 2.15pm.

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Mothers of Innovation conference

  • Are you a business interested in working with mothers?
  • Are you a mother with a great idea?
  • Would you like to harness the power of mothers to change the world?

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Mothers of Innovation is a conference on 19 June in London, featuring inspiring speakers and great discussions about mothers and innovation. Why don’t we normally associate mothers and innovation?  What can we learn across sectors? Do the ways that women have been traditionally excluded from the economy actually help mothers to innovate? We will look at mothers innovating in education, health, as consumers, in business and at work.

Speakers include:

  • Molly Melching, who has virtually stamped out female genital mutilation in Senegal
  • Mar Alarcon, founder of Social Car, a peer-to-peer car sharing service in Spain
  • Andy McCartney, CEO in residence at Microsoft Ventures
  • Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet
  • Ayla Goksel, the founder of the Mother Child Education Project (Mocep) in Turkey which has transformed life chances for children living in poverty by mobilising mothers as first educators
  • Karyn McCluskey who has reduced gang violence in Glasgow, largely by getting mothers involved
  • Charles Leadbeater, leading thinker on innovation.

We will launch ground-breaking research looking at why mothers are great innovators and why investing in mothers is a wise move.

In the morning, the emphasis will be on social innovation and, in the afternoon, on business and consumer innovation. Morning and afternoon packages are available – or come for the whole day to discover what can be learnt about mothers as innovators across sectors.

Mothers of Innovation will take place at Microsoft, Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL from 9.30 on 19 June. The afternoon session will begin at 2.15pm.

The Mothers of Innovation research was funded by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, to supplement their wider work in this area.  NESTA_LOGO_small.jpg

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