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HeForShe

HeForShe is about making simple, achievable personal commitments which inspire others to join the conversation, show support for gender parity and making all of our lives, and those of whom we serve, more inclusive.

Created by UN Women to give men and women a platform to promote positive change on behalf of women, Insuring Women’s Futures has launched this campaign across the profession to give everyone the opportunity to see where they can personally make a difference in reinventing insurance for women.

You don’t have to be in charge of product design to make a difference to how our profession is seen by and experienced by wider society. Your commitment could be about how you plan to promote equality within your family or local community – or of course at work. The important thing is to share it and speak out. Together we can all make a difference.

HeForShe - UN Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality
If not me, who? If not now, when? - Emma Watson

On 5 September 2016 IWF launched the first HeForShe campaign to span an entire profession.

Dominic Christian, and Russell Higginbotham, incumbent and upcoming Presidents of the IIL will be joined by Laura Haynes, UK Chair of UN Women, the Insuring Women’s Futures Committee, as well as Huw Evans, Director General, ABI in sharing their own personal commitments and explaining what HeForShe means to them personally.

Are you #HeForShe?

Making a commitment for HeForShe is about personally committing to doing something positive in support of gender equality.

It should be personal to you – not something you’re committing your employer or any other organisation to do, and it should ideally touch on one of the five categories below.

 

For examples of suggested commitments, read the HeForShe Commitment Guide

 

Call on more voices
Acknowledge potential blind spots
Live equality at home
Open doors
Challenge double standards
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Encourage clients to look more laterally at Board and executive hiring. One initiative is to work with Chairman and Head of Noms to make sure first time non-executives from below board level and/or outside of the insurance market ...
Jessica Gosnell | Blackwood Group
| United Kingdom
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Be a role model and ambassador, challenge inequality and inspire diverse thinking and inclusive behaviours that drive cultural change.
Rose St Louis | Zurich Insurance
| United Kingdom
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Support and promote the importance of diversity and equality in both my professional and personal life.
Cristina Biagioni | Chartered Insurance Institute
| United Kingdom
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Challenge thinking and drive cultural intelligence in my organisation, my home, and my society.
Hayley Golden | Zurich Insurance
| United Kingdom
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Volunteer to mentor a young woman in her career and encourage her to achieve desired goals in life and have a balanced network.
Zainab Fidai | CII
| India
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Raise awareness of the unconscious bias that affects the confidence of women in the workplace and to provide challenge to those who don't recognise that talent has many different faces and styles to demonstrate that success need n...
Karen Graves | SCOR SE
| United Kingdom
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Support gender equality through actively participating in SCOR's D&I group - raising awareness and promoting good practice in sustaining an inclusive workplace.
Paul Nunn | SCOR
| United Kingdom
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Stop mansplaining.
John Norris | CII
| United Kingdom
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Provide dynamic leadership within JLT to ensure that the D&I agenda remains at the forefront of Group strategic thinking; to champion the "quiet voices" amongst our colleagues to ensure that we don't ignore them; and, externally t...
Mark Drummond-Brady | JLT
| United Kingdom
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Verbally challenge sexism and double standards in the workplace. Ensure are fellow women not talked over.
Alana Paterson-Barker | Swiss Re
| United Kingdom
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*The commitments here are personal to the individual making their commitment and, unless otherwise stated, are not commitments of that individual’s employer.