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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

531

We're committing to…
I’m going to...
Call on more voices - proactively promote gender equality and discuss it openly with my colleagues.
Denise Johnson | AmTrsut International
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Expand participation in our Women's Diversity Network which I lead.
Judy O'Neill | Travelers
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Empower women in my team and company. Be a voice and stand up for gender equality.
Laura Wilkes | Hyperion Insurance Group
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Help someone very close to me through some very difficult periods in her life.
Trevor Hunter | Halcyon HealthCare
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Call people out on their mansplanning!
Liz Romane | Gresham Underwriting
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Make a commitment to gender equality.
Chris Varley | Export & General
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Attend women's events to understand how to improve our opportunities.
Kate Levett | Hyperion Insurance Group
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Spread the word!
Alison Davies | Thomas Carroll Group
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Continue to challenge gender stereotypes and be proud of who I am and what I do!
Helen Couzens | DAS UK
| United Kingdom
| Make this commitment
I’m going to...
Make a commitment to gender equality.
Declan Goggin | Brokerline Direct Limited
| 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.