A special website for working mothers - WorkingMums.co.uk - has been launched.
It is a new online service dedicated to helping working mums return to professional, flexible work.
In a survey carried out prior to launch, 80 per cent of all working mums who responded wanted to work on a part-time basis, with 86 per cent keen to explore free-lancing or job-sharing opportunities.
Gillian Nissim developed the idea in response to her own experiences and frustrations as a working mother, coupled with her husband's regular struggle to find quality professionals to complete project-based tasks.
Ms Nissim is a BA (Hons) Birmingham University graduate, who is now the mother of two sons aged three and 18 months.
She was formerly senior manager, internal communications, at Abbey National, and has also worked for Willis and the Home Office.
She said: "Employers need skilled professionals and mums will often have the qualifications and experience they require. So it makes perfect sense to launch a service like WorkingMums.co.uk that connects the two.
"So many working mums want a degree of flexibility in their jobs to maximise the time they can spend with their children.
"The jobs and business opportunities that can provide that kind of flexibility are out there and WorkingMums' aim is to provide mums with an easy route to them."
She believes it will benefit employers, too.
"It's not always easy to find people who want to work part-time, short-term or free-lance or who are able to work from home. This site has a growing database of candidates from a wide range of industry sectors who can meet those requirements."