Ambition First (AF)
Ambition First exists to empower emerging business talent, to enable and maximise individual potential, to enrich businesses through diversity, and to bring something new to UK business. We are tackling this with three key initiatives: specific business skills training, mentoring and coaching, and being role models to the next generation through a schools and universities programme. Through these initiatives, we will be showcasing junior and senior role models, writing thought leadership papers, and engaging with the Government to ensure the voice of millennials counts and contributes towards future policies. Critically through our work, we are building a very talented and diverse pipeline of future business leaders to ensure the competitiveness and success of UK businesses.
For more information go to www.ambitionfirst.com
Opportunities for ex-service men and women
For more information on ex-forces transition to the world of insurance, please visit this site.
Diversity Role Models
Diversity Role Models is an initiative aimed at helping schools eradicate homophobic bullying and provides a safe environment for their LGBT student and families.
For more information about Diversity Role Models, please visit the DRM website.
Female Insurance Group (FIG)
Who can join? Female professionals in the insurance industry. We also welcome any men who share our interests of promoting diversity and inclusion to our events.
FIG was launched by RPC in the UK in April 2013, to put women from across insurance in touch for networking, support and professional development and to generate discussion around the challenges our industry faces. Since then, we have expanded to Asia where FIGA host several events throughout the year from our offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.
FIG typically runs 3 events each year in RPC's London office. Previous sessions have included talks from inspiring female leaders such as Mary McLeod MP and Ann Godbehere, and soft skills session on such topics as how to develop successful mentoring relationships and influencing style. All sessions include time for networking before and after the presentation.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list for invites and updates on our latest events which are free for members to attend. You can also follow us on Twitter @RPCLaw @RPC_Events @RPCCorpInsur
For further information on FIGA, our network on South East Asia, contact email@example.com
Gender Inclusion Network (GIN)
Gender Inclusion Network (GIN)
GIN – Gender Inclusion Network: GIN aims to leverage diversity and inclusion to produce tangible business results and drive cultural change both within organisations and across the Insurance industry. Their aims are to collaborate across gender networks within the industry to share and leverage best practices; instigate and drive tangible change to further advance gender parity; and act as a wider resource and ‘go to’ place for anyone wanting to network across the insurance.
For more information, please visit the GIN website.
Insurance Disability, Ability and Wellness Network (iDAWN)
Insurance Disability, Ability and Wellness Network – Helping people thrive in the Insurance industry
The iDAWN Mission is to:
- Promote mental health and disability wellbeing, encourage open discussions and provide a support network for mental health and disability within the insurance sector
- Improve mental health and disability inclusion within the insurance sector
- Influence and encourage proactive management of personal resilience of people within the insurance sector
- Champion best practice across the insurance sector and provide scalable initiatives and information that can be freely accessed
For more information and to sign up to iDAWN‘s mailing list and join a community that is working to make the insurance industry more inclusive and diverse, please visit the iDAWN website.
Inclusion@Lloyd's is a joint initiative between the Corporation of Lloyd’s and the Lloyd’s Market Association. The initiative is sponsored by Lloyd’s CEO, Inga Beale DBE, ACII, and the Inclusion@Lloyd’s Group is comprised of senior market practitioners from both the managing agency and broking communities. Their role is to ensure Lloyd’s is a diverse and inclusive market, strengthening Lloyd’s role in the global marketplace, and delivering progress in the next 3 years, while supporting Lloyd’s Vision 2025 – “Lloyd’s will attract the best talent and will provide an accelerated career path for the progression of high achievers. Lloyd’s will be a diverse market by gender, age and ethnicity. Its people will increasingly mirror the geographic origin of the market’s business and capital.”
The Group will focus on making the Lloyd’s market a more attractive employer to people outside of the insurance industry as well as creating a more inclusive workplace for those people already employed within the Lloyd’s market. Through inclusion the Group aims to motivate and retain top talent to deliver the best performance for shareholders and customers. Through diversity the Group aims to attract the best talent to drive growth and innovation. The Group’s plans include sharing best practice, building awareness, developing leadership, communicating progress, and highlighting role models while engaging across the market, the City, and beyond.
Please visit the Inclusion@Lloyd's website
Independent Women in Insurance (iWIN)
Independent Women in Insurance (iWIN) has been established by the Worshipful Company of Insurers (WCI) to provide a dynamic and receptive environment for women from across the insurance sector and will become the pan-industry network for female professionals in insurance. It will encourage, promote and develop the diversity agenda for women within and/or conntected with the insurance industry.
For more information, please visit the WCI website.
The Insurance Charities - your industry charity
Each year The Insurance Charities help hundreds of insurance employees and their families in times of need. Working throughout the UK and Ireland they give out over £1.7 million annually to current and former insurance employees and their dependents experiencing difficult life events such as:
- Ill health
- Financial problems
They can help with one-off payments, such as household repairs, provide ongoing financial help and give practical support to those with health, money and housing concerns. They understand adversity can affect anyone and turn their life upside down. They want to make sure no insurance employee in need of help misses out.
In addition, The Insurance Charities and Alzheimer’s Society have recently created a dedicated service to support anyone in the industry affected by dementia – whether that’s for them or a loved one.
For more information, please visit The Insurance Charities website.
Insurance Families Network
The Insurance Families Network is a newly formed volunteer led network consisting of members from across the London Insurance Market.
We have one overall aim: to make the insurance industry as family friendly as possible allowing all those with family and caring responsibilities to reach their full career potential, achieve a happy, healthy and productive work and family life and feel truly included.
For more information on the Insurance Families Network, please visit www.insurancefamilies.org
Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (iCAN)
iCAN is the Insurance Cultural Awareness Network. They are the industry wide independent network that supports multicultural inclusion across the insurance sector. Their mission is to promote multicultural inclusion and progression, engage with allies, and celebrate the benefits of inclusion and diversity in the insurance sector. Their role is to be an influential network which advises and supports multicultural inclusion and diversity within the insurance industry. Their supporters include Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Chubb, Lloyds of London, PremFina and Zurich.
For more information, please visit the iCAN website.
Insuring Women's Futures (IWF)
Insuring Women’s Futures (IWF) is a programme established by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), aimed at promoting and enhancing the insurance sector’s role in relation to Women & Risk.
Find out more by visiting the IWF website.
Link Insurance Network
Link seeks to create and maintain a workplace that attracts the best LGBT talent to the insurance industry.
For more information about Link events, please visit the Link website.
Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. And with your support, we'll keep driving change across society until this country is great for everyone.
Scope has launched a new campaign to 'End the Awkward' - find out more about this campaign here.
For more information, please visit the Scope website.
The City Hindus Network
The City Hindus Network brings together Hindu professionals working in and around the City, using this network as a platform for charity, self and professional development and an increased awareness and understanding of the Hindu faith and its core principles.
For more information, please visit the CHN website.
The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei)
The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of diversity and inclusion issues in the workplace. Operating as an Employers Forum since 1996, it continues to gain credibility as the "One-stop-shop" for advice, consultancy, design and delivering of training, networking, dissemination of best practice, benchmarking, celebrating success and thought leadership.
As well as campaigning for change their focus is to support employers to turn diversity theory into business practice. It is cost-effective, for just a single membership fee they cover a broad agenda that allows them to step back and look at real issues preventing talent from entering and progressing in organisations, such as unconscious bias, inclusive leadership and agile working. In addition they offer their members access to ground-breaking research, diagnostic tools in HR, inclusion and bias.
The-Women's-Insurance-Net-Work (TWIN) brings together the insurance industry's senior women and up & coming talent in a professional setting, to provide a much needed forum to facilitate the creation of a strong and powerful business network.
For for more information, please visit the TWIN website.
Women in the City
Women in the City promotes, recognises and rewards female achievement.
For more information about Awards Programme, becoming a Champion and other activities, please visit the WIC website.