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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

307

We're committing to…
I’m going to...
Be more confident in talking about the issues around women in business.
Roisin Geraghty | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Formally mentor young girls.
Paula Sofowora |
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Not be afraid of my beliefs and value and to encourage others to take the same approach. I'll also promote myself, my vision and propositions whilst encouraging others to work out "who they are".
Emily Clarke | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Be brave enough to define who I am and turn it into the job I want. My life is mine.
Ruth Kelly | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Relay all the key messages I have from the WIN national conference to five other women and the three men in my team and ask if my manager will consider attending the next event.
Ramnik Kacha | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Help people realise their potential.
Amy Breakspear | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
1. Sponsor individuals in their career, ensuring those who require support to reach full potential know they have me in their corner. 2. Look to contact my local school and aim to sponsor young women and show financial services is...
Anna Griffiths | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| View more | Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Continue establishing our WOW network and broaden my involvement in the diversity and inclusion networks cross market. I wish to broaden my knowledge, networking and give back to these forums my knowledge and experiences.
Kim Ford | XL Catlin
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Stop over thinking and be more confident in all aspects of work.
Bernice Jarvis | Zurich
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Share my story and help to open the eyes and prospects of school students to increase awareness and career aspirations for business.
Samantha Evstace | 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.