Welcome to the first GIN newsletter of 2019!
2019 GIN events have gotten off to a great start...

In February, GIN welcomed Pamela Hutchinson, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Bloomberg, for an informal ‘in conversation with’ chat at RSA.  Attendees left with inspirational and practical tips for reaching their full potential.  

We also ran a panel event with AIG.  The panellists included 4 senior women from the ABI, Chubb and AIG, with Dr Julie Humphreys as the moderator. The topic, ‘Tackling the gender seniority gap: what works for the insurance and long-term savings industry?’, focused on the recent report from the ABI.  Panellists shared their own career experiences, internal best practices and their views on various causes relevant to the issue.


In March, we were very proud to host an event celebrating International Women’s Day.  Hosted in DWF’s offices, our Inspiring Action workshop welcomed six key speakers; three industry experts and three inspirational students.  Our session aimed to inspire action, interrupt the interruption and break the stereotypes around inclusivity.  The session explored the three key aims of GIN - to network, challenge and change.   


Quarter two events will focus on Personal Development and will begin with a session on the neuroscience of confidence on 11 April.  This is an interactive workshop that will be run by Learning Partners and held at Travelers Insurance Company.  The session will aim to provide insights into the nature of confidence, self-belief and trust in others. We will reflect on situations that can damage confidence and trust. By using these insights to improve self-awareness, we will aim for more objective self-evaluation. Lastly, we will consider some tools and techniques to build self-confidence. 

Our focus on Personal Development will continue with events on mindfulness in May and confidence boosting workshop in June.  Invites and further information will be shared soon. 


We will be supporting the themes of Professional Development in Quarter three and the development of male talent in Quarter four. We are always keen for your feedback and if you have any views on the types of events you would like us to run, please do get in touch.


Two steps forward, three steps back... 

Bloomberg News published this damning article on sexual harassment at Lloyd's of London in late March. Despite Inga Beale's best efforts, women still face harassment and inappropriate behaviour daily. Fuelled by the drinking culture, women are slowly being pushed out of the male-dominated sector. The article sent shockwaves across the industry, and follow-ups were published in The Guardian, The Times, and The Evening Standard. 
It's disappointing and to see an article like this but highlights now more than ever the role that GIN has to achieve gender parity. 

New faces on the GIN Committee 
There are some new faces on the GIN Committee - we'd like to welcome Saroj Mistry from Allianz (AGCS) and Alison Tasker from HFW to the Events Team, Becky Young from Haggie, Isobel Graham from ABI and Francesca Campbell from RSA to the Comms Team and Aakriti Jha as a Project Lead.

We'd like to welcome
Alison Tasker, Associate Solicitor, HFW, will be joining the Events Team.
Aakriti Jha, Senior Internal Auditor, RSA will be joining as a Project Lead.
Saroj Mistry, Allianz, will be joining the Events Team. 
Becky Young, Haggie Partner, will be joining the Comms Team.
Francesca Campbell, RSA, will be joining the Comms Team. 
Isobel Graham, ABI, will be joining the Comms Team. 
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