Key Information:

Date and time
Wed 08 May 2024
18:00 - 21:00
Hybrid: Online and Watershed, Further info
Events Team
Booking required


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Join us for the latest exciting event in our Bristol Distinguished Address Series, recorded live at the Watershed in Bristol. A conversation with Camilla Rigby and Rachel Mostyn, Co-Founders and CEOs of Bristol-based business the Women's Work Lab, as they explain how and why they are doing well by doing good.

Since launching, Women’s Work Lab has supported over 300 women – mostly single parents, many with experience of domestic abuse, children with SEN and their own health conditions – on their journey into work. Camilla and Rachel's shared vision is to become the UK’s biggest employability support for unemployed Mums.

About Camilla

Mum to two boys, Camilla worked in corporate communications for over 15 years before Co-Founding the Women's Work Lab with Rachel in 2019. She has lived experience of being in a single parent household, supporting a child with additional needs and also being neurodivergent herself. Camilla believes passionately in creating a more equitable working world where everyone is given opportunities to thrive.

About Rachel

Rachel is mum to three headstrong teens and worked as a national newspaper journalist and comms strategist pre Women's Work Lab. She is a passionate advocate of inclusive employment practices and believes family friendly flexible working should be an absolute given for all rather than a privilege to be earned.

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAS) is brought to you by UWE Bristol, and provides an opportunity to hear unique perspectives and insights from change makers, activists, entrepreneurs, and people who have achieved amazing things in Bristol and beyond. Visit our BDAS event page to find out more about our unique events, to watch and listen to past recordings, and to sign up to our mailing list.



Arrival and registration


Event starts


Audience Q&A

Camilla and Rachel will be answering questions from the in-person audience. If you are attending online, please ensure you submit any questions beforehand.


Drinks and networking

Registration and tickets

You can attend this event in person, or watch online via live-stream.

Attending in-person: Watershed, Bristol. Further information on how to find us will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

Attending online: The livestream link will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

  • Cost: Free
  • Attendance: Booking required


1 Canon's Road

Online: Link to join live stream will be sent a few days before the event


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Venue information

  • Disabled parking: No
  • Step-free access: Yes
  • Accessible toilets: Yes
  • Assisted Listening: Yes
  • Guide/assistance dog-friendly: Yes
  • Quiet spaces available: Yes

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