The financial services and insurance sector suffers from a higher median gender pay gap than any other sector of the economy. Prina Mashru, head of human resources at Konsileo, argues that for women in the sector flexible working arrangements could…
An ex Aon employee has hit out at the global risk and consulting giant, alleging that she faced sexist behaviour that led to “mental health complications” and made her feel she had to leave the company.
British Insurance Awards, Dive In for diversity and funds from filming
Sara Mitchell has recently taken on the role of divisional president for the UK and Ireland retail business at Chubb. She talked to Stephanie Denton about her faith in the UK market, the importance of understanding the risks insurers are writing and not…
The London insurance market is facing a huge skills shortage as insurance firms struggle to compete for talent. While a huge number of baby boomers are retiring from the sector and taking those long-held skills with them, there is also a distinct lack of…
Zurich UK has seen a 25% increase in female applicants since embarking on a part-time jobs initiative.
The 2019 Gay Pride march brought central London’s streets to a colourful standstill recently, and it was a reminder how much progress we have made towards becoming a society at ease with diversity of all forms writes Sharon Bishop, CEO of Close Brothers…
Miller CEO Greg Collins has emphasised the need to root out ‘unpleasant and unhelpful views’ in the industry ahead of the fifth year of diversity and inclusion festival, Dive In.
On Wednesday night Admiral chair Annette Court won the Achievement Award at The British Insurance Awards.
An insurtech providing software to the insurance industry is a far cry from qualifying as a lawyer in Italy, but Scheme Serve's Valeria Altavilla isn't looking back.
Event registration has opened for the 2019 Dive In festival, which aims to promote diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry and will year take place from 24 to 26 September.
Allianz was among the big winners at the 25th British Insurance Awards at the Royal Albert Hall scooping three individual awards including General Insurer of the Year.
This month’s issue looked at reputational issues the sector is facing and what needs to be done to improve the industry's reputation going forward.
Festival of Football, charity communities and clean air commitments
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Zurich Insurance Group has today confirmed that Amanda Blanc, CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and bank distribution and a member of the group’s executive committee, has tendered her resignation.
Lloyd's CEO John Neal has addressed concerns about the workplace culture at Lloyd’s, saying “whatever we’ve done so far, it’s not enough”.
Our neighbours in France may have hit their highest ever recorded temperature this week as the heatwave that struck Europe saw schools closed, but Post revealed motorists holidaying there will not be able to claim compensation if they are struck by an…
There are obvious parallels between gender inequality in insurance and in sports like football says Aaida Abu Jaber, head of diversity and inclusion at International General Insurance. That is why in June this year, IGI will take part in Equal Playing…
Most people in the industry would probably describe themselves as open-minded, abhorring any kind of discrimination and supportive of more diversity in the workplace. The enthusiasm for change from all quarters is testament to that
Good reputation takes time to build but Sian Fisher, CEO, Chartered Insurance Institute, explains how being transparent, diverse and having a commitment to professionalism can help the insurance industry achieve this.
The insurance sector is one of the mainstays of the UK economy, contributing nearly £30bn and employing more than 300,000 people. Its sheer size and financial strength gives the industry the opportunity to do good for the people who rely on it
Exclusive: A senior boss at Marsh sister company Guy Carpenter has been suspended over “rude and offensive” comments about a female member of staff.