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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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Continue to make the D & I discussion a regular occurrence in the workplace. I believe we can create an environment of understanding and action if we make the issue a normal course of discussion.
Anonymous
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Encourage girls across the UK to be leaders and advocates for girls in the developing world, to create a better future for all.
Anonymous
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Encourage awareness of people equality and try to involve senior management, as this must be part of our corporate culture. We should encourage young women to open up and speak, try to create a bond of trust so that they can actu...
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Help women in my company progress their careers at a pace that's right for them.
Anonymous
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Raise awareness of this initiative with Marsh senior (male) management in New York and prompt change.
Paula Porter | Marsh
| United Kingdom
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Offer to mentor two female junior members of staff at the ABI.
Yvonne Braun | Association of British Insurers
| United Kingdom
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Implement UK wide D & I model to improve diverse in client facing positions - following client research.
Ailsa King | Marsh
| United Kingdom
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Ensure we have a 100% rate of diverse slates for all of our hiring at XL Catlin.
Greg Hendrick | XL Catlin
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
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Correct colleagues when potentially derogatory terms are used even in jest - if we laugh at such things then you are accepting their content. Secondly, when recruiting, to consider only the experience or potential of the individua...
Graham Hawkins | Cunningham Lindsey, Environmental Solutions
| United Kingdom
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Challenge colleagues when they make unacceptable jokes or misogynistic comments.
Chris Finnegan | Insurance Age & Post
| 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.