About Us

A job and community site for working dads looking for flexibility and improved work-life balance.

About WM People Ltd

We have been at the forefront of progressive and inclusive ways of working since 2006 offering digital spaces for employers and candidates to connect, communicate and engage.

Our vision is to improve the world of work, so we share and disseminate best-practice, offering employers a platform to promote their progressive employment policies and advertise quality employment opportunities.

We are data and insight led, generating unique insights in candidate attraction and curation. For jobseekers we provide news, advice and inspiration.

Whether you’re a job seeker, flexible worker, employer, franchise or business owner, we offer you access to a range of digital communities providing tools and services to help you achieve your work and employment goals.


Meet the team

Gillian Nissim - Founder

A former Senior Communications Executive, Gillian has worked at a number of different organisations with very different cultures and attitudes towards family friendly working policies. After the birth of her second child she decided to set up her own company to cater for the businesses who did appreciate the vast experience and high calibre of professionals who had become mums, and wanted to find challenging and interesting jobs that offered more flexibility than traditional office-based Monday- Friday, 9-5 jobs. A graduate of Birmingham University, Gillian lives with her husband and two boys in North London.


Katie Ward, Sales Director

Katie has been with workingmums.co.uk since 2009 and continually strives to develop our commercial offering and product development within our workingmums.co.uk portfolio; some of which include our Top Employer platform, Top employer Awards, networking and best practice events, roundtables, returner programmes, best practice reports and whitepapers and our Dads offering. Katie is also responsible for managing our fantastic sales team! Katie has over 20 years experience in business development working with a variety of organisations within the public and private sectors across a range of different industries. Some of these include Banking Insurance and Finance, Technology, Retail, Engineering and Construction, Accountancy, FMCG and Rail. Katie lives in South London with her husband and two daughters.

Hazel Elms, Key Account Manager​

Hazel has over 10 years experience in account management and business development within service industries including events and hospitality, and has worked with corporate clients in a variety of sectors including banking and finance, construction and engineering, retail, automotive, entertainment and sport. She joined workingmums in June 2017, and has a son and a daughter.

Kelly Parris, New Business Sales Manager​

Kelly has 15 years experience in account management and business development within the media and technology industries. She has worked with a wide range of SME clients across sectors including travel, finance, retail, property and automotive. She joined workingmums in February 2016, and has 2 daughters.  In her spare time Kelly enjoys supporting her beloved Watford FC.

Amber Reid, Key Account Manager

Amber has been a Senior Account Manager for over ten years, working in various industries including recruitment, data, eCommerce, travel and ticketing. She joined workingmums in 2018 and is passionate about helping organisations develop a more agile workforce and achieve their diversity goals. Her hobbies include horse riding and gardening and she lives in West Sussex with her daughter, son and husband.

Marketing, Digital & Events

Annika Williams, Marketing Manager

Annika joined workingmums in 2007 after spending nine years as the marketing manager at a publicly quoted Media and Events company. A marketing masters graduate from Bedfordshire University and Leeds University Business School, Annika has two daughters, and lives and works in Bedfordshire.

Arline Okin, Marketing Manager

A Chartered Marketer, Arline has over ten years experience working across the marketing mix, in both the public and private sector. Arline has two children and works from home.

Sarah Shotliff, Sales & Marketing Assistant

Sarah joined workingmums in 2017 after having her 2nd child. Sarah has extensive experience as a Personal Assistant/Administrator and has previously worked in the media, property and hospitality industries. Sarah lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and 2 children.

Claire Small, Sales & Marketing Assistant

Claire joined the workingmums team in 2018. She has worked in the administration and customer service fields since 2003, with her most recent experience being an Administrator and Receptionist within the NHS.

Editorial & Research

Mandy Garner, Editor - workingmums.co.uk & workingwise.co.uk Before workingmums, Mandy was features editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement for nearly eight years and currently divides her time between editing for workingmums, and acting as the press officer for a higher education institution. She has four children and lives in Essex.

James Millar, Editor - workingdads.co.uk James has over 20 years experience in journalism including five years as Westminster correspondent for The Sunday Post. He's co-authored two books - The Gender Agenda (JKP 2017) and Dads Don't Babysit (Ortus Press 2018) and written extensively on the issues of gender and fatherhood. He combines his work on workingdads.co.uk with freelance writing, podcasting and punditry. He lives in London with his partner and two children.


Yvonne Lim, Financial Controller

A Qualified Accountant, Yvonne has worked in a number of organisations from owner managed businesses to large blue chip PLCs, with experience working in the public healthcare sector and private retail and media sectors. Yvonne is based in Buckinghamshire with her husband and two children.

Modern Slavery Statement

Our business, WM People Ltd, is committed to combating slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains, and we make this statement to assist with compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This statement relates to the financial year ending February 2021. Click here to download the full statement.

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you - click here for all our contact details. And why not follow us on Twitter and Facebook? workingdads.co.uk is a trading name of  WM People Ltd. Company No. 5714476. VAT registration no: 877 6054 83. PO Box 53228, London, N3

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