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Promoting inclusion in Financial Services event – 27 June 2022 (online)

Have you ever wondered what inclusion in the workplace should look like?  Or what language we should be using?  Or how we should be setting up allyship networks?

Then you’re in the right place! 

The Leasing Foundation is hosting an online event in conjunction with the FLA that will focus on ways to promote greater inclusion in financial services.


Date:                      27 June 2022

Time:                     10am – 12.30pm

Location:               Online.

How to register:   Please email if you are interested in joining.



10.00           Welcome

                     Fiona Hoyle, Director of Consumer and Mortgage Finance & Inclusion, FLA


10.05            Inclusion & financial services – where are we now?

                     Claire Tunley, CEO, Financial Services Skills Commission


10.25            Inclusion in the workplace  

                      What does inclusion in the workplace look like?

                      Why is it important?

                      What can organisations do?

                      Helena Thernstrom, Head of Legal – Asset & Invoice Finance, NatWest Group


10.50            Inclusive language

                      Writing for everyone

                      Language pitfalls to avoid

                      Steering clear of business speak

                      Emma Keens, Associate Creative Director​​​, The Writer


11.20             Comfort Break


11.30             Allyship

                      What is allyship?

                      Setting-up allyship groups

                      Things to consider

                      Emma Allen, Diversity Inclusion and Belonging Leader, Capital One


11.50             Breakout Sessions – Sharing feedback   


12.10             Q&A


12.30             Session Ends