I’m part of the Group Talent team at RSA, a great part of HR to be involved in. When I’m not at work I like to travel, spend time with friends, see live music and keep fit with running and yoga. Diversity & Inclusion has increasingly become important to me. Everyone needs to feel included so they can truly reach their potential. We all have a role in changing the status quo, breaking down barriers and creating inclusive cultures within our organisations.
Working as part of the GIN committee is a perfect complement to my day-job as Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Chubb. It’s fantastic to see the increased engagement around D&I over the past few years and I believe that collaboration across the insurance industry, through networks such as GIN, will play a vital role in driving change in gender balance and representation at a senior level. I have a background in Recruitment and enjoy travelling and learning new languages.
I work in the at Zurich covering PR, Public Affairs and CSR. Outside of work, I love spending time with my Family, Partner and close friends whilst often also spending too much time in the gym! Diversity is something I have always been keen to get involved in; GIN is a way of bringing together like minded individuals in the industry to influence a change - maybe even a revolution!
I lead the Media & Public Relations activity for Zurich in the UK. Outside of work I love to travel, and have worked internationally - namely the US, South Africa, various European countries and the Far East.
I work at Travelers as a Senior Claim Legal Professional in claims. I am also a member of our European Diversity and Inclusion Network. Inclusion is very important to me, I believe we should seek out ways to ensure that differences are acknowledged and celebrated and everyone should have equal opportunity. Outside work I enjoy spending time with friends and family, seeking out new experiences and visiting new places.
My role on the committee is as an Events Lead as I love to get involved with projects, planning and organisation to drive change be it on a corporate or personal level. In my spare time I spend as much time with friends as possible, swim and dance – Ballet (my first love, since I was about 5) and recently Highland Dancing, because you’re never too old to pick up a new hobby or try something new.
Our industry is totally committed to Diversity and Inclusion. I am proud of being actively involved in Gender and Inclusion Network (GIN) as one of the committee members to represent the support from AIG. We will also learn from and engage with others about their own journeys. Let’s make the change!
I’m the UK Diversity and Inclusion Manager for XL Catlin. Internally, I sit on both the XL Catlin women’s network and our new LGBT+ network steering committees. Externally, I sit on the LINK and iCAN committees as well as the GIN committee. Outside of work I am a mother to a (very lively) 5 and 7 year old, who take up all of my “free” time – and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My core belief is that everyone should have equal opportunity, treatment, and respect in, and out, of the workplace.
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I work for Beazley as the Controls Accountant in the Finance team. I am part of the Diversity and Inclusion events team and I support increasing communication and sharing knowledge around gender inclusion. Outside of work I play and watch a lot of sport and love travelling to new places and experiences new cultures.
Armand Van Hien
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Relatively to new the world of insurance, I have enjoyed working with Environmental and Surety teams but my big interest in globalisation has allowed me to keep an eye on goods drive, fly and float across the world with the Marine Cargo team. I grew up in my mother’s country of Indonesia but Rutland is another special place as I used to talk, but not walk, a big game on the school sports fields. Inclusion and equality is so important to me and GIN is a terrific platform for understanding the benefits.
AIG’s Women & Allies UK network was launched in 2013 as a part of a wider Global Employee resource network, and we currently have active members across all our UK offices. We are committed to supporting diversity and inclusion at every level of the workplace, enhancing fairness and supporting other D&I networks, both internal and external.
In 2016, for the first time in the UK, we set up a One Allianz women’s network for all the Allianz companies based in the UK. Called Women in the City, it is a free, membership-only network and is open to all our female and male employees at all levels. Allianz’s broader commitment to an inclusive workplace includes attracting, supporting and advancing the women who work with us.
The Women’s International Network (WIN) provides a global community for women at Aon to support personal and professional growth, help with career advancement at Aon as well as benefit our clients through knowledge sharing. This Business Resource Group helps Aon remain a destination of choice for high-quality professionals by enhancing its ability to attract, develop and retain talent.
Beazley is committed to creating an environment that supports and embraces diversity and to inspiring and helping people with different perspectives to thrive at all levels of our business. Gender diversity and inclusion is a key element of Beazley’s overall diversity strategy and the reason we fully support and participate in the Gender Inclusion Network.
Chubb’s Gender Equality Network (GEN) provides opportunities for networking, education and development of business capabilities for all employees, with the aim of driving positive change towards the goal of gender equality within Chubb and the wider insurance industry.
At Lloyd’s we have ‘Inspire’ – a forum for all Lloyd’s employees to promote awareness and understanding of issues relating to gender equality within the workplace, to share information, and develop their professional and leadership skills. D&I is a shared responsibility across genders. Our executive sponsor is Peter Spires, and our forum consists of both men and women.
RSA fully endorses the aims of the Gender Inclusion Network for Insurance and looks forward to continuing to support the work its leading within the industry. RSA has reinvigorated its efforts to build greater diversity across all levels of our organisation and create a more inclusive culture which attracts, encourages and capitalises on diverse perspectives. We are currently developing a longer-term strategy to ensure we are achieving these ambitions.
Our vision is to be a business and professional networking forum with the primary purpose of supporting the development of women at Travelers and to be the catalyst for unlocking potential and expanding opportunities for women.
The XL Catlin Women of the World (WoW) London chapter launched last year in November 2016 and is part of the wider XL Catlin global WoW network. The primary purpose of WoW London is to provide career development and networking opportunities for women at XL Catlin and, in turn, is helping to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace aligned with XL Catlin’s values, goals and business strategy. We also actively seek out collaboration with other companies and employee networks in the London insurance market and are very proud to be participating in this year’s Dive In festival.
Zurich's Women's Innovation Network (WIN) is a global network launched in 2007 with over 5,000 members in 17 countries. Our aspiration is for all employees, both men and women, to have equal development opportunities across all levels of the organisation. Everyone at Zurich is invited to take part. Our strategy revolves around three key pillars: Networking & influencing; Driving Cultural change ; and Career development.
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