As an industry we are starting to think about how to make the workplace more inclusive and accessible, and there has been a lot of positive change, says Georgia d’Esterre, head of marketing at Holloway Friendly.
With a crowd of women in every part of the re/insurance industry, any woman can find opportunities and resources right for her, says Catherine Isely, co-founder of US law firm Porter Wright’s Women in Reinsurance programme.
‘We’re not using a single brush across our clients, we want to work with our clients, looking at their particular circumstances.’
Industry leader and Insurance Supper Club founder Barbara Schönhofer explains why, after 40 years of the idea of equality, now is the time to grasp the nettle of change.
Diversity has been a hot topic for many years, but is there a business case for ensuring a greater variety of individuals hold senior positions in an organisation, and what is the best way of achieving this? Intelligent Insurer reports.
Insurance offers women a fantastic career, and there are plenty of ways to support others and be supported, say Peta White and Julia Chu of Markel Global Reinsurance.
The MGAA’s NextGen committee has placed diversity, inclusion and mental health topics at the core of its aims and objectives, as Catherine Bell, board member of the MGAA, reports.
Lloyd’s Blueprint One highlights that talented people will be attracted to the insurance market because of a diverse environment that allows them to thrive, says Maurice Rose, risk and regulatory manager, PwC, and co-chair, Link, the LGBT insurance network.
The Dive In Festival has been a catalyst for positive change by giving the insurance industry the tools, inspiration and advice for best practice in inclusive workplace cultures, says Pauline Miller, head of talent development and inclusion at Lloyd’s, who is the central coordinator of the Dive In Festival.
With improved gender equality comes better business results, so Intelligent Insurer spoke to business leaders about the current climate of change and what re/insurers can do to accelerate it.