The Freelance Mum Story
Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.
When she first set up the Freelance Mum podcast and blog in June 2013, broadcaster Faye Dicker had no idea where it would lead her. With a one-year-old baby in the mix, she simply had a desire to connect with other freelance parents and provide a platform to encourage and support them.
But she soon realised that wasn’t enough – she wanted to meet up with other freelance mums face-to-face as well as helping them tell their stories online. Her second daughter was just 11 weeks old when Faye led a group of 15 women and their little ones on a facilitated walk around Bristol’s Harbourside in July 2014. It was a huge success… and so Freelance Mum networking was born.
Today Faye has been recognised for her work with Freelance Mum and been listed as one of 100 most influential women in the west in both 2018 and 2019. In 2018 she won Freelance Ambassador of the year award and still continues to champion the way for fellow mums in business. Not bad for a mum, on a mission, while bringing up little people.
Today there are two monthly meetings where up to 40 mums (and a few dads!) gather with their babies and toddler in tow to network with likeminded business folk. Each event kicks off with a bonkers ice breaker and features an inspiring expert speaker and freelance mum showcase, plus a quick fire structured networking round. The facilitated ‘netwalk’ is still an integral part of each event – as are the delicious baked treats the Freelance Mum team always provides! And throughout the two hours, there are toys and craft activities on offer to keep little people entertained.
If you’re new and you want to try out Freelance Mum, you can attend for one month absolutely free. That includes both Freelance Mum at The Farm and Freelance Mum at St Paul’s during that month. You’ll also get a month’s access to The Mothership, our buzzing Facebook community.
When you decide to join up (and we think it will be when rather than if!) there is just one simple monthly payment of £15 per month which covers everything: monthly meetings at both the Farm and St Paul’s plus access to The Mothership. We’ll get you set up on Go Cardless and the rest is simple.
“Faye’s Freelance Mum social distanced ‘netwalk’ event in Ashton Court was a breath of fresh air in more ways than one. She facilitates a focused, friendly, unfussy networking style that connects you to likeminded business mums to share knowledge, ideas and inspiration. I always leave a Freelance Mum session refreshed inspired and having learnt something new that I can use to develop my business.”
“In the months that I have been attending I feel I have built a firm network of some brilliant go to people and every session leaves me feeling inspired, supported and motivated. It’s like us each having our own group of cheerleaders egging us on!”
“Faye’s idea for a networking event WITH your children is pure genius and she executes them perfectly. Every event is enjoyable and beneficial on both a personal and a business level”
“I absolutely love the networking events that Freelance Mum runs. I’ve met so many inspiring women (and mothers), eaten delicious cake and listened to wonderful key note speakers. The walks get me out of the office and into the real world talking about my business with people that know”
Freelance mums & dads & growing