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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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Total commitments

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We're committing to…
I’m going to...
Verbally challenge sexism and double standards in the workplace. Ensure are fellow women not talked over.
Alana Paterson-Barker | Swiss Re
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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Work hard to ensure that in my organisation women and men can have compelling careers as well as fulfilling family lives.
Ken MacDonald | Miller Insurance Services LLP
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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Actively sponsor the training and development of women in the risk function within our company and volunteer to mentor young women who are beginning their careers.
James Illingworth | MS Amlin
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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Arrange unconscious bias training for my whole team.
Fabrice Brossart | AIG
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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Mentor two women in my organisation to ensure they maximise their potential at work.
Fabrice Brossart | AIG
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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Use my professional skills both privately and through AIG networks and events to coach women with caring responsibilities to show them that it is possible to juggle both aspects of your life successfully and in a fulfilling way.
Julia Friend | AIG
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Make sure i do not stereotype my children at home and make a concerted effort to support my daughter in STEM subjects.
Julia Friend | AIG
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Ensure that in my organisation women and men can have compelling careers as well as fulfilling family lives.
Alexander Nagler | AIG
| Germany
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Too many meetings are "men only" and many times there is no input from women on strategic subjects. My commitment is to make sure both men and women are always involved in strategic planning and are always given an opportunity to ...
Roberto Nard | AIG
| United Kingdom
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I’m going to...
Apply whatever influence and effort I can to create an environment of meritocracy.
Sue Taylor | Miller Insurance Services LLP
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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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.