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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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Promote, support and facilitate opportunities for all people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability recognising the unique contribution of all.
Malcolm Hyde | CILA
| United Kingdom
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Firstly, recognise inclusivity and the necessity to include people within everything we do around diversity, ensuring we have more male members on our women's group going forward. Secondly, to ensure that I seek opportunities ever...
Jim Herbert | Aon
| United Kingdom
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Firstly, make contact with my local sixth form college and offer them a business session aimed at young women, stressing to them the importance of planning for their futures financially. Secondly, spread the word. To do that I am ...
Sara Fardon | Willis
| United Kingdom
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Ensure that my daughters enter a business world without gender barriers; no glass ceiling. Nothing that stops them fulfilling their undoubted potential. At Aviva we’ve come a long way: I was the first CEO of a FTSE100 company to...
Mark Wilson | Aviva
| United Kingdom
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Ensure, in our business, the Board reflect and support the diverse and wide ranging backgrounds of my colleagues, partners, customers and other stakeholders.
Mike Brown | BLM Law
| United Kingdom
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Focus on succession, making sure my plan includes a good cross-section of diversity whether that is gender, ethnicity or otherwise.
Romaney O'Malley | AIG
| United Kingdom
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Continue to endeavour to have more women in my senior team.
Andrew Kendrick | ACE
| United Kingdom
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Raise awareness for around 1,000 female colleagues as to why financial planning is just as important for them as it is for men. Unfortunately at the moment there is a massive imbalance in terms of the level of financial planning d...
Robert Fletcher | Lloyds Banking Group
| 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.