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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'.




Timing Topic Speaker
8:00 – 8:05 Introduction and Objectives

Rachel Harris, Senior Investment Director – Credit, Aviva Investors


8:05 – 8:20 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


8:20 – 8:50 Returner Talent Pool and the Business Case

Julianne Miles, CEO and Co-Founder, Women Returners


8:50 – 9:20 Returner Programme case study – Aviva Investors Return to Work Programme

Kirsty Baldock, Head of Talent Acquisition, Amber Rabinov, Senior Strategist, Multi-Asset & Macro, Nita Pattni, Client Services Manager, all at Aviva Investors.

9:20 – 9:30 Returner Experience Post Programme 

Anna Strillacci, EMEA Strategic Clients Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments 


9:30 – 9:55 Q&A – all speakers


9:55 –10:00 Closing Comments


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