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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.