Women in Insurance Awards 2019
Incisive Media is delighted to launch the Women in Insurance Awards 2019, an exciting new opportunity to showcase the achievements of women in the general insurance market.
The insurance industry has made significant strides down the road to creating a genuinely diverse, equal opportunities sector but the consensus is there is still a long way to go, especially when it comes to narrowing the gender pay gap, pushing for more flexible working arrangements, and increasing the number of women in senior positions. Those who make it to the top are outstanding role models but we all know there are still far too few women at the top.
These awards will honour the inspiring achievements of women across all parts of the general insurance sector and will also help shape the discussion around how we can improve diversity within the sector as we highlight some of the most forward-thinking initiatives. We hope these will help move the diversity agenda forward, especially for women, as everyone knows there are still many issues to be addressed and challenges overcome. Showcasing excellence and achievement is a vital tool in the continuing battle to establish equality across all parts of the industry and in all roles.
We hope you will take this opportunity to either nominate yourself or a valued colleague for these awards and we look forward to revealing our finalists and winners later in the year.
The awards are open to firms operating in the UK's general industry, those who derive a significant proportion of their income as suppliers to the sector or women who work in an insurance capacity outside the industry. Nominees can be involved in roles including but not limited to broking, risk management, underwriting, claims, customer service, marketing, technology, sales, human resources, compliance, middle, front or back office. The nominees must work in the UK, although they can service international clients or work with multi-national insurers or brokers.
Please note a person can only be nominated in a maximum of 3 categories. Women currently on maternity leave can also be nominated.
Read Martin Friel's articles with the Awards Judges:
Why do we need awards for women?
Are women better at managing risk?
Insurance, we have a problem ...
Pukka's Sam White: "Confident? I used to have panic attacks!"
David Worsfold: "The glass ceiling has holes but it's still in place."
Does achieving gender parity really matter to Lloyd's?
Visibility is crucial to cracking gender diversity
Are mentors and sponsors the key to gender parity in insurance?
Why gender equality is just part of a wider diversity issue for insurance
Amanda Blanc: "I hope that one day we won't need these awards"
How I discovered that passive support for diversity is really a cop-out
Empathy, education and engagement: lessons in the career of Sian Fisher
Diversity champion Kalpana Shah on why all women are still not equal