What is Insuring Women’s Futures?
Insuring Women’s Futures is a voluntary programme established and led by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in collaboration with a wide variety of leading insurance professionals, businesses, policy and third sector organisations and experts on issues relating to women’s risks.
The programme was founded in 2016 by a group of women in the insurance profession and operated actively until 2021 following the publication and roll out of its public manifesto for change. A Market Task Force was formed to drive its agenda, and the programme’s reach extended across insurance, personal finance, wider financial services as well as employers, the third sector, policymaking and more broadly. Following the publication of its Manifesto in 2020, many individuals and organisations (including CII) have taken forward, and continue to progress, the recommendations. Details of the programme’s reach and impact may be found in the Insuring Women’s Futures’ Impact Report.
Insuring Women’s Futures is part of the broader Insuring Futures initiative, improving the insurance and personal finance profession’s understanding of, engagement with and support for the whole of society.
Insuring Women’s Futures’ ambition
Insuring Women’s Futures aims to evolve the insurance and personal finance profession‘s approach to women and risk, working with all those with a shared interest in improving financial security for women and society as a whole.
Insuring Women’s Futures’ research, change reports and financial wellbeing guides (part of the Risks in Life Series developed by Jane Portas) highlights that many risks experienced by people in Britain are disproportionately borne by women. By addressing the root causes of these risks and improving women’s financial resilience, we will improve financial security for all. . Further information about Jane Portas’ work on Risks in Life, 6 Moments That Matter and Financial Life Journeys may be found at www.6momentsthatmatter.com
Insuring Women’s Futures’ leadership and reach
Insuring Women’s Futures is led by the Insuring Women’s Futures Committee comprising leaders from across the U.K. and global insurance sector together with expertise from society. It is supported by an Advisory Panel of experts on a range of issues including pensions, health, academic research, legal, inclusion and financial planning. An Ambassadors network continues to reach women across society.
Details of the governance for the programme and the Market Task Force established to take forward the findings are outlined below.
Insuring Women’s Futures has formed formal associations with the following organisations: UN Women UK, International Finance Corporation, Fawcett Society, Inclusion @ Lloyd’s, Insurance Supper Club, Insurance United Against Dementia, Women of the World Foundation.
|——– IWF Committee ——–|
|Dame Inga Beale||Board Director (previously Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s)||Patron
|Denis Duverne||Chairman AXA Group||Global Non Executive Director|
|John O’Roarke||Insurance Non Executive
||UK Non Executive Director
|Sian Fisher||Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Insurance Institute||Executive Chair
|Jude Kelly, CBE||Founder, Women of the World and former Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre||Lead: Women in Society
|Jane Portas||Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers||Lead: Women’s risks in life|
|Barbara Merry||Insurance Non Executive
||Lead: Women’s Risk Solutions
|Barbara Schönhofer MBE||Executive Chair, Shonhofer||Lead: Women’s Careers in Risk
|Sian Fisher||CEO, CII||IWF Executive Chair|
|Alison Burns||Non-Executive Director, Hastings||Advocate – Protection and Health|
|Sara Ager||Partner, EC3 Legal||Legal Counsel|
|Ian Simons||Marketing Director, Chartered Insurance Institute||Programme Lead|
|Helen White||Insuring Futures Director, Chartered Insurance Institute||Insuring Futures Director|
|Nicola Seager||Executive Support, Chartered Insurance Institute||Programme Secretary|
The IWF Committee is responsible for setting the direction, and overseeing the overall delivery, of the IWF Programme of activity; it is supported by an IWF Working Group which is responsible for driving programme activity delivered by the CII team. The IWF Committee has formed an Advisory Panel of leading experts from both within and outside of the profession with whom to consult in relation to programme activity. It has also formed an Associate Group of organisations and parties sharing a complimentary ambition with the aim of collaborating to achieve common goals.
|——– Market Task Force ——–|
||Chief Executive Officer, AIG UK
|David Battle||Aon||Chief Executive Officer, Aon Employee Benefits UK|
|Yvonne Braun||Association of British Insurers||Director of Policy, Long-Term Saving and Protection|
|Andy Curran||Aviva Life||Managing Director Pensions & Investments|
|Darrell Sansom||Axa||Chief Marketing Officer, Axa UK|
|Laurie Edmans CBE||Financial Inclusion Commission||Commissioner|
|Joanne Musselle||Hiscox||Chief Underwriting Officer|
|David Hertzell||Independent||Chair, Professional Standards Board, Chartered Insurance Institute|
|Cheryl Agius||Legal & General||Chief Executive Officer, General Insurance|
|Mike Crane||Liverpool Victoria||Broker Managing Director|
Market Task Force members
Insuring Women’s Futures Market Task Force Insuring Women’s Futures is supported by a Market Task Force comprising the following firms and individuals who are committed to leading delivery of the Manifesto on behalf of the insurance and personal finance profession. The Market Task Force is further supported by an extensive range of individuals and firms from across financial services, as well as policy experts, regulators and representatives from the third sector. We are grateful for their support.