8:30 AM08:30

Winning: a conversation with Rebecca Rowe

GIN and Travelers are delighted to invite you to attend an audience with Rebecca Rowe

Rebecca is a successful multi-sports international athlete participating in swimming, rowing, rugby and surf lifesaving. She has competed at four world championships in three different sports and is double world champion and world record holder in surf lifesaving, 4th at the 2007 World Rowing Championships, bronze at the 2007 European Rowing championships and 7th at the 2017 Rugby World Cup. She also held the British record for a channel relay swim in 2001.

Rebecca grew up in Wales and is a Loughborough University Graduate, qualified teacher and currently a firefighter in the London Fire brigade.

GIN co-Chair Sabrina Pyneedandy will be talking to Rebecca about her career, and there will be an opportunity for audience questions.

Arrival time is from 8.30am for a breakfast of pastries, and the talk will commence at 8.45am

Date: Thursday 6 June 2019
Time: 08:30 - 10:00
Location: Gard, 7 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 3AR


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6:00 PM18:00

Be kind to your mind: an introduction to mindfulness and wellbeing

  • Gard 7 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 3AR (map)
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We have partnered with Mind City, Hackney and Waltham Forest for an interactive session on mindfulness and how you can incorporate it into your day-to-day life. Mental health experts will guide the session, and participants will leave with:

• A deeper understanding about how to look after your mental health;

• A deeper understanding of mindfulness and how it can help you; and

• Tools you can apply day-to-day to manage mental health.

Join us after the event for some networking, with some delicious smoothies & juices provided.

GIN is proud to support the activities of Mind and Mental Health Awareness week. Please join the conversation using #mentalhealthawarenessweek on Twitter and let us know what you got up to on @Gender1nclusion

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12:00 PM12:00

Inspiring Action, International Womens Day 2019

The time for talking is over!

The Gender Inclusion Network invites you to join the insurance industries leading International Women's day event for 2019.
And in the theme of keeping things fresh and exciting, this is not your usual panel or conference, rather a session which aims to inspire actioninterrupt the interruptions and smash the stereotypes around inclusivity.

We will welcome 6 key speakers but with a twist... 3 industry experts and 3 inspirational students: all amazing role models!

Our host:

Kirsty Rogers - Chair of 'This is Me' - DWF's Women's Network.

Our speakers:

Sophie Timms - Head of Corporate Affairs at Zurich UK

Louisa Lombardo - Head of D&I at Chubb

Seema Bains - Partner and Head of the D&I Leadership Group at DWF

Florence Marks - Politics, English and Geography Student

Olivia Creasey - Economics, English and Politics Student

Kiera Nash - Psychology, Biology and Politics Student

Sticking with the IWD theme for 2019: 'Balance for Better', this workshop session will see attendees explore our three key areas: Networking, Challenge & Change - all aiming towards achieving gender parity and true inclusivity in the industry.

Thank you to our hosts, DWF!

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12:15 PM12:15

What are the bold actions that make the difference in achieving gender parity; In Conversation with Pamela Hutchinson, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Bloomberg LP

GIN have partnered with RSA to bring you one of the first events of 2019.

Now is the time when we think about our goals for the year and re-energise our personal and work-related ambitions.

We will be ‘In Conversation’ with Pamela Hutchinson, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Bloomberg LP, hearing about her career, her tips and advice and what we, as the Insurance industry, can learn from others within Financial Services on what works in achieving gender parity.

With this event we will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

Hear best practice from outside the insurance industry

Learn from Pamela’s personal story and advice about how to achieve career goals

Understand any barriers that Pamela has faced and how she’s overcome them


This event will be held at 20 Fenchurch Street at 12.15 for a prompt 12.30 start.

Refreshments will be provided

We look forward to welcoming you to this session

About our speaker:

Pamela is the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg. In this role, she leads the company’s global diversity and inclusion initiatives around the world.

Since joining Bloomberg in March 2016 as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), she has served as a partner and thought leader on strategy and vision and helped the company broaden its recruitment efforts and make its office culture even more inclusive.

Pamela is cited as one of the most recognised thought leaders and vocal advocates for diversity across the private sector and has more than 20 years’ experience in managing diversity across engineering, financial services, technology and media. During her tenure, Pamela has provided coaching and guidance to senior leaders, whilst collaborating across HR and the business to deliver objectives, measures and solutions to promote and progress diversity and inclusion.

Pamela has worked at firms including Barclay’s, Bechtel Ltd, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust and has been instrumental in firmly establishing ethnic diversity as an imperative across the City whilst being a visible and vocal campaigner for equality.

Pamela was recognised in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Powerlist of Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage, awarded Head of Diversity of the Year in the 2016 European Diversity Awards and was featured in the 2016 & 2017 Global Diversity List Top 50 Diversity Professionals.

Pamela is a Trustee at The Inspiring Leadership Trust

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GIN collaborates with the Insurance Supper Club
7:00 PM19:00

GIN collaborates with the Insurance Supper Club

On 22nd November GIN hosted their first event in collaboration with the Insurance Supper Club, sponsored by Chubb.  The purpose of our collaborative event was to provide our GIN members access to some of the most senior women in our industry.  Many of the ISC members were able to provide GIN members with advice and tools to help them to develop within the industry. The ISC members were thrilled to see the ambition of the next generation in the industry.

Some quotes from GIN attendees;

“Well done for a beautifully organised evening yesterday! I really enjoyed it, and had a chance to ask all my questions. These evenings give us a chance to share experiences, and that is very powerful. And also – to reflect and refresh our thinking. I found it really useful. Thank you for including me, and I hope to one day to be able to give back and contribute to the community!” 

“A great evening with inspirational women discussing our past, our present and our future. I’ve learnt a lot from everyone’s unique journey in insurance; their challenges and successes. Really looking forward to taking the network out of the dinner room."

“The energy in the room was great, and I thought the mentors did a brilliant job at facilitating meaningful discussions.”

“It was a brilliant event. One of the best GIN events. I was able to make some good connections and received some valuable advice and tips. Would be great to have more events like this or similar. Well done”

GIN co-chairs, Louisa Lombardo and Sabrina Pyneeandy commented; “It was incredibly inspiring to unite our future leaders of tomorrow with Supper Club members who were armed with a myriad of tools, experience, advice and guidance. By uniting our networks we are bridging the gap by sharing experiences, mentoring and developing future generations. Despite the magnitude of talent in the room, each story was relatable and GIN members left feeling empowered and inspired. A special thank you to the Supper Club members who dedicated their time and to Chubb for sponsoring the evening. We hope we can collaborate on future events to continue to support gender inclusion in insurance.”

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12:30 PM12:30

Unconscious Bias and MBTI

Our unconscious biases and assumptions have a big impact on whether to include or exclude others from many aspects of working and personal lives.
Mandy Geal of Learning Partners, an expert in neuroscience of behavioural change, will reveal some of the personality preferences (using MBTI) that drive our ways of working and feed unconscious biases. She will show you how to guard against negative biases, value differences, and share some tips to promote collaborative working and inclusion.

Lunch will be included.

Get your tickets here


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4:30 PM16:30

Gender Pay Gap Explained

By April 2018, any employers with 250 employees or more were required  to publish their Gender Pay Gap data. To mark this, GIN collaborated with the CII, the Insurance Supper Club, RPC, SCOR and Aon to deliver an interactive session which told us all we needed to know about how to explain those Gender Pay gap disclosures. 

We learnt how the gap is measured, how company numbers compare across the market and what companies are doing to bring parity to their pay. Invitees were encouraged to bring along a pipeline woman or male colleague from their respective networks and as a result we got a great crowd.

A huge thanks to our fantastic panel; Patrick Brodie, Partner, RPC, Jon Terry, Partner, PWC, Tali Shlomo, People Engagement Director, CII, Barbara Schonhofer, Founder & CEO, ISC & Schonhofer and to our sponsor Aon for hosting such an informative event.

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12:30 PM12:30

Be your boldest self - Imposter syndrome

“Be your boldest self” was the message of the recent GIN event hosted at Travelers. The event centred on identifying what Imposter Syndrome is and how to recognise it.

The interactive event explored how your body language can affect your emotions and behaviour and encouraged us to find practical solutions, to overcome the imposter syndrome at work and in everyday life. Inspired by Amy Cuddy’s work, Presence : Bringing your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges we learnt how adopting power poses can bring about hormonal and behavioural changes which may result in increased feelings of power.


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12:00 PM12:00

International Women's Day

In order to mark International Women's Day, GIN partnered with JLT to bring members a panel of outstanding insurance professionals to discuss #PressFroProgress - what it means to them personally, professionally and within the sector. Cheryl Agius (CEO L&G GI), Brian Kirwan (UK CEO Allianz), Shirine Khoury-Haq (COO Lloyds) and Mike Methley (Group COO JLT) discussed the topic with our largest audience for an event so far.

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12:15 PM12:15

Personal Branding

Following the success of our event last year, AON hosted a small group session on understanding, enhancing and developing your personal brand. With marketing experts, our attendees had the chance to deep dive into the importance of building your brand and more importantly, how you then look to maintain it.

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1:00 PM13:00

Wellbeing In The Workplace

To kick off 2018 GIN joined forces with Zurich Insurance to host their first event on Wellbeing in the Workplace. Key note speaker, Hayley Golden, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing for Zurich UK, delivered a one hour interactive session on the importance of overall wellbeing. 


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5:30 PM17:30

Festive drinks with ICAN

To round off a fantastic year, GIN joined forces with iCAN to bring some festive cheer to the city and host our first collaborative event.

Nearly 100 members came together to network and drive further collaboration opportunities between the two initiatives.  We concluded, whether it’s Multicultural or Gender inclusion, we all want to make a difference.

All proceeds from ticket sales went to support the work of the fantastic charity, Homeless Link.

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