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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

539

We're committing to…
I’m going to...
Encourage my daughter and her friends to join in male dominated sports and activities equal to her twin brother and his friends.
Natalie Shale | Ageas
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Bring my whole self to work, to show people who I really am including my hobbies, interests and personal challenges.
Kelly Sims | Signature Underwriting
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Make sure I act with sensitivity and understanding when I experience vulnerable people.
Samantha Gardiner | Signature Underwriting
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Speak up when gender bias words and actions arise both at work and in my personal life to raise awareness.
Queralt Vila | EY
| United kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Encourage and develop my female colleagues through continuing professional development.
Sophie Smith | Harris Balcombe
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Continue to be a diversity tutor.
Gordan Kyle | C. B. Advertising
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Inspire women to take up more sports.
Rachel Oldroyd | AJG
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Teach my children to respect women.
Jade Willis | AJG
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Teach my children to respect women.
Mandy Billington | AJG
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Finding out more information regarding equality.
Nuz Saeed | Kaplan
| 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.