FinTech Cross-Company Returners Programme Information Event

FinTech Cross-Company Returners Programme Information Event

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Join Women Returners and Innovate Finance on 19 May to find out about our new partnership FinTech Cross-Company Returners Programme

About this event

Women Returners is excited to be partnering with Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit industry body representing the UK’s global FinTech community, to launch a UK FinTech Cross-Company Returners Programme.

Join us at this online information session for FinTech employers interested in participating in the programme to:

  • find out more about the cross-company returner programme
  • learn about the benefits a returner programme will bring to your organisation
  • ask questions about the programme

Why is the Programme important for the FinTech Sector?

The aim of the programme is to bring experienced tech and financial services professionals who have taken extended career breaks for childcare, eldercare or other reasons into FinTech. This will help FinTech employers to achieve the sector goal of increasing diversity at mid to senior levels: gender (90% of the people who take caring-related breaks are female), age and experience.

About the Returners Programme

The Returners Programme will consist of a 6-month professionally-paid ‘returnship’ placement, with a view to a permanent role if the placement is successful for both sides. Women Returners will co-ordinate and manage the programme and will provide consulting support to participating employers and coaching support to the returner cohort. The likely start date is Jan/Feb 2022, with advertising launching in Sept/Oct 2021.

The initiative is based on the successful cross-company programme which Women Returners has run over the last 2 years in partnership with the Diversity Project (an employer-led body in the savings and investment sector), including firms such as BlackRock, Aviva and Fidelity International.

Who should attend?

The programme is primarily targeted at high-growth FinTech scale-ups, but it is open to all FinTech employers who can offer 2-5 suitable opportunities.

About Women Returners

Women Returners is a purpose-led consulting, coaching and network organisation which works with employers and individuals to enable professionals (mainly women but also men) to get back to fulfilling work after taking multi-year career breaks. They partner with employers to design and support returnships and also run the free Women Returners Professional Network for 6,500 members. Alongside their cross-company initiatives, Women Returners has partnered since 2014 with over 80 leading employers on single-company returner programmes and co-wrote the Best Practice Guidance on Returner programmes for the Government Equalities Office.

Joining Instructions

You will receive an email from Women Returners on 18 May with a link to join the event via Zoom.


If you have any questions or are unable to join the information session but would be interested in finding out more about the programme, please contact Hazel Little on

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