8.30 – 9.00AM COFFEE AND REGISTRATION
9.00-9.10AM WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL EVERYWOMAN IN INSURANCE FORUM
Karen Gill MBE & Maxine Benson MBE, Co-Founders, everywoman
9:10 – 9:15AM INDUSTRY KEYNOTE
Hear from a senior leader in the sector as they discuss their career journey, including the highs and the lows, the challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them to arrive at where they are today. Be inspired by their journey to the top and take away top tips from their success strategies.
9.15 – 9.40AM PANEL SESSION: DIVERSITY AND THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY - THE JOURNEY AHEAD
How does the insurance industry measure up when it comes to the gender pay gap? This panel will talk through the state of play and current gender diversity challenges specific to the industry. In this candid Q&A format, several thought leaders provide their insight into how to bridge the divide.
Pauline Miller, Head of Talent Development & Inclusion, Lloyds Corporation
Louisa Lombardo, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Chubb
Lynn O’Connor, Global Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
Jim Bichard, UK Insurance Lead, PwC
9.40AM – 10.00AM IN CONVERSATION WITH: A SUCCESSFUL CAREER BUILT ON CONFIDENCE, RELATIONSHIPS AND RISK TAKING
Hear from a respected industry expert as they discuss confidence, relationships and risk taking within their career.
10.00AM – 10.40AM PANEL DISCUSSION: SUCCEEDING IN A ERA OF TRANSFORMATION: cONQUERING THE BIG DATA, AI AND NEW TECH FRONTIERS
With digital transformation a common theme across companies, the need for new types of skillsets have never been greater. There is a wealth of opportunity available for those willing to seize it if you’re fast to adapt. This panel showcases those women leading the way in insurance tech.
Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, CEO & Founder, Tapoly UK
Martha Phillips, Head of Risk Management, Aviva
10.45AM – 11.10AM The Art of the Possible: Defying Stereotypes and Preconceptions through Inclusion
Pre-conceived ideas of women could have stopped many of our role models being who they were. We are all part of the movement to dispel limiting stereotypes but how do you practice inclusivity yourself?
Melanie Eusebe, Founder, The Black British Business Awards
11.10 - 11.30AM MORNING BREAK
11.30 - 12.20PM PANEL DISCUSSION: VITAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
In an environment where change remains the constant, leading a team effectively requires a range of qualities and competencies. In this session, leaders discuss the keys to impactful leadership.
12.00 – 12.20PM KEYNOTE: UNCONSCIOUS GENDER BIAS IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
This session will look at how you can better develop an awareness of your own unconscious bias and its impact on your day to day practices such as recruitment, decision making and team dynamics.
Katherine Bryant, The Progress Partnership
12.20 - 13.00PM PANEL DISCUSSION: THE BUSINESS VALUE OF DIVERSITY - HARNESSING YOUR NETWORK AND MAXIMISING INVESTOR/CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS
Diversity is no longer a nice to have – increasingly clients and investors take the diversity of a company’s workforce into consideration when choosing who to do business with. In addition, cross-company diversity initiatives allow for informal networking and best practice sharing within the wider industry. This unique session brings together insurance, client side and investor perspectives to give wider insight into business considerations and provide practical tips on how to make the most of this focus on diversity.
13.00 - 14.00PM LUNCH
14.00 - 16.00PM POWER HOURS
SESSION 1 YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF – INTROVERTS / EXTROVERTS
This workshop will help you identify whether you are an introvert or extrovert as well as recognise your strengths and growth areas, shining a spotlight on how to develop these.
Lucy Ball, Lucy Ball Consulting
SESSION 2 OWNING THE ROOM
This workshop will help you uncover the secrets of confidence, control and charisma
- how to work a room (even if you're an introvert) and connect with people quickly and effectively.
Jodi Goldman, Personal Impact Specialist
16.05 - 16.20PM KEYNOTE: WHAT I KNOW... TOP TIPS FROM A SUCCESSFUL WOMAN IN INSURANCE
Receive advice from a senior female role model in the insurance industry as she shares her wisdom, knowledge and tips on how to succeed.
16.20 - 16.45PM KEYNOTE: WHAT’S GETTING IN THE WAY OF YOUR TRUE WORK HAPPINESS?
16.45 - 16.55PM CLOSING REMARKS
16.55 - 18.15PM NETWORKING AND COFFEE