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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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Continue to challenge the business areas I partner to make talent, development and recruitment decisions free from conscious or unconscious bias. I will also help my two young daughters believe in themselves and realise their pote...
Vicky Bayley | Zurich
| United Kingdom
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Build a women's network in Spain to push more female talent in insurance.
Beatriz Valenti | Zurich
| Spain
| Make this commitment
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Actively be part of the Zurich WIN Network to support women inside and outside the organisation.
Maria Cospito | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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Be the best role model that I can be by demonstrating the behaviours I believe we need in the workplace and hope to encourage others to display them too.
Abby Henderson | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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Engage with women in Swindon's Down's syndrome group to speak up and speak out of the challenges they face on a daily basis and how they overcome them. This will hopefully educate our community in Swindon and beyond that women wit...
Jowena Tan | Zurich
| United Kingdom
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Help achieve parity by educating/mentoring members of my team and wider department of the benefits of diversity throughout the business.
Charmaine Swift | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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Continue to support, coach and mentor women both within and outside of the organisation to aid them in balancing their life and career planning to meet their aspirations. I will also bring up my sons to believe that gender plays n...
Anita Fernqvist | Zurich
| United Kingdom
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I’m going to...
See how Zurich could recruit more female grads.
Claire Pally | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Challenge my team if we are putting up barriers to listening to different styles and idea or displaying bias in our talent development and opportunities.
Laurie Deans | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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Own my journey!
Lynzi Western | Zurich
| 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.