CII – Insuring Women’s Futures

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Help reinvent insurance for women

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.

About us

Risks in Life is an interim report into the unique risks faced by women, exposure and resilience to these risks, and how these differ from men’s.

The report forms part of our programme of insight, to drive positive action in support of society’s experience of risk.

We will be further developing this insight, quantifying women’s protection gap and creating a market task force with representation from across the entire profession to develop solutions to meet the needs of the whole of society.

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About us
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.
Risks in life
We are partnering with women’s organisations and charities to gain a better understanding of the risks women face in all walks of life.
Risk solutions
We are working with the insurance profession to develop new and improved forms of protection that address women’s risks and recognise women’s needs and preferences as buyers of insurance.
Careers in risk
We are developing a programme to help employers across the insurance sector to equalise the gender balance and encourage more women to reach their full potential in a career in risk.
Events
Take a look at the series of events promoting the goals of Insuring Women's Futures and HeForShe.
Progress of Women in 
the Insurance Profession
As in wider society, women's voices, careers and opportunities within the insurance and wider financial planning profession have been on a long journey towards equality. Many positions were exclusively available to men until the middle of the 20th century, and we are still some way from gender parity in 2016. Understanding where we have come from helps us to understand how we will get to our destination. Over the past 100 years' access to qualifications and equality legislation has been critical in empowering women in the past, and more recently businesses have increasingly driven their own initiatives in pursuit of the benefits of a diversified workforce. Looking to the future there are a range of indicators for when we will achieve gender parity in wider society, and it will be down to all of us – women and men – to help to bring that date forwards within our profession. Why not help make that step a little closer by making your own personal HeForShe commitment?
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