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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...
Be a catalyst of change especially in my industry and my country...
Praveen Gupta | Raheja QBE General Insurance Co. Ltd
| India
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I’m going to...
Promote further diversity in our business, whether through removing bias in recruitment, supporting those who return to work to fulfil their full potential or by developing the progressive leaders of the future.
Rob Flynn | More Th>n (part of RSA)
| United Kingdom
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I’m going to...
1. As Diversity Officer for the Insurance Institute of Reading, raise awareness, 2. Mentor/support women and young female professionals joining our council as well as in their qualifications and studies, 3. Continue my work as a C...
Karen Rose | Ametrine Management Consultancy Ltd
| United Kingdom
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I’m going to...
Give my best friend real confidence in her ability to find a role befitting her experience and capability in financial services.
Zoe Campbell | The Miles Partnership
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Mentor my goddaughter and encourage her to work in the financial sector whilst offering her work experience and exposing her to senior women in the profession.
Sara Ager | [email protected]
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Challenge the 'stigma' around the early discussions and thoughts women have on whether to start a family whilst developing their careers. We need to talk about it more and know that we can!!
Emma Lynch | Griffiths & Armour
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Challenge everyday sexism around women's and men's menial roles in the office.
Bethany Lavin | Aviva
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Encourage all women to maximise their potential and show that gender is not a barrier to achieving career goals!
Julie Waters | Thomas Carroll Group plc
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Get out of my comfort zone and discuss with Aon HR to embrace and encourage Aon employees to get on board with the campaign.
Pam McVey | Aon Risk Services
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Mentor staff members and raise awareness of equality within our business.
Vicki Leslie | ECIS
| 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.