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Employer Breakfast - Returners: An Untapped Source Of Talent


Date and time

13 June 2019 08:00–10:00


Aviva Investors
Saint Helen's,
1 Undershaft,

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Event: Employer Breakfast - Returners: An Untapped Source Of Talent

The Diversity Project Returners Workstream is hosting a free breakfast event for Employers: Returners – An Untapped Source of Talent. 

Please register via the button on the right, using the password DiversityProject.


This event is targeted at hiring managers and HR professionals who are:

  • interested in accessing and supporting the talent pool of professionals returning after an extended (2+ year) career break
  • already running a returner programme or directly hiring returners


The objectives are:

  • to present the Workstream’s analysis of current returner activity in the asset management sector
  • to highlight the business case for hiring returners
  • to clarify the different ways of accessing and supporting returners, including returnships and supported hiring programmes
  • to share practical learnings about returner programmes from a business and a returner perspective

Places are limited, so please sign up as soon as possible at: using the password 'DiversityProject'.




8:00 – 8:05           Introduction and Objectives

                                Rachel Harris, Senior Investment Director – Credit, Aviva Investors


8:05 – 8:25           Analysis of Current Returner Activity in the Sector

                                Ulla Pitha, Chief of Staff and Head of Strategy, State Street Global Advisors, EMEA

                                Philippa Deane, Head of Executive Search, M&G Prudential


8:25 – 9:00           Returner Talent Pool and the Business Case

                                Julianne Miles, CEO and Co-Founder, Women Returners


9:00 – 9:25           Returner case study

                                Anna Strillacci, EMEA Strategic Clients Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments
                                Further speakers to be added soon.


9:25 – 9:55           Returner Programme case study – Aviva Investors Return to Work Programme

                                Kirsty Baldock, Head of Talent Acquisition, Aviva Investors                    


9:55 – 10:00         Closing Comments


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