Whilst the summer is in full swing and many of you are busy on holidays or entertaining the kids, we tend to hunker down at Hopscotch HQ hatching plans for your return.  So, we thought it about time we give you a little taster of what's to come through the autumn months.  We can't release the full details of everything until the nearer the time, but to be the first to know just sign up with us and we'll be in touch!

Here are just a few of the workshops, events and round tables we have coming up and we hope to see you there!

#CareeClinic No.1 with LinkedIn, September 10th, DIFC - ticketed event

This will be the first of our #CareerClinics across the autumn aimed at those looking for work or to change careers.  Due to feedback from our community, it will also be our very first evening event and we'll be kicking off at around 6.30pm so that those who are currently working or can't arrange childcare in the daytimes can attend.  Hosted by LinkedIn at a very special DIFC venue, there will be a small charge for members and a special treat on arrival.  Sign up here to be sure to be the first to hear about the details and gain a place at this boutique event.

Women SME Conference, October 3rd & 4th, Sheraton MoE, Dubai

We are proud to be Women's Support Partner at the first Women SME conference in Dubai.  It's aimed at women who are looking to start up their own businesses, or grow the ones they have, and has support from Dubai Business Women's Council amongst others.  With hands on help and global speakers, we'll be there hosting round tables to give advice and support to women in this region...and probably learn a thing or two ourselves, too!  To grab your ticket, click here.

#CareerClinic No. 2 with PRCA, October 15th, DIFC

Our second Career Clinic and this time hosted by one of the oldest and most well regarded PR associations in the world, the PRCA.  Following the same structure as our first Clinic with LinkedIn this session won't just be for PR and Comms professionals, but will be themed around how we can all benefit from a bit of positive personal PR in our lives!  Watch this space to find out how you can be there.

19th Global Women In Leadership Economic Forum, October 25th & 26th, Ritz Carlton, DIFC

Last year, we both sponsored and spoke at this event and we're planning something even more special this year.  As far as women's conferences go, this really is the creme de la creme and you can expect to find the likes of Dr Auma Obama (yes, Barrack's sister), CNN's Becky Anderson, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, HE Noura Al Kaabi and many others.  We'll have ticket discounts available nearer the time and you can find out more details here.

Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open, November 1st - 4th, Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi

We're very excited to be a part of this event, celebrating 126 of the finest women golfers the world has to offer.  Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak; President of the General Women’s Union, Chief Executive Officer of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the week long tournament will deliver something entirely new in Abu Dhabi Sport. In only its second year, we are currently hatching plans to bring a little bit of 'Hopscotch' to the occasion and would love to see you there! For more information and tickets, head here.

JustKidding x Hopscotch Workshop, 23rd November 2017

Keep a look out for the next in our series of JustKidding Workshops as we'll be announcing how you can gain a place and all details nearer the time.  This one will be Dubai based and cover topics that are specific to the mums in our community in order to help them get back into the workplace.