Industry body to launch gender diversity roadshow

by IBO 19 Feb 2015

Industry body to launch gender diversity roadshow

An eight city roundtable series on gender diversity in insurance has been announced by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) in response to calls in the 2014 Women in Insurance survey.

Titled ‘Connecting Women. Creating Leaders’, the autumn roadshow will present the survey results and engage insurance professionals on topics including women in leadership and career progression.

Event MC and GM marketing and insights at ANZIIF, Meg Hurley, said: “The survey indicated that women are not only eager to improve gender diversity, particularly at the top levels of the industry, but that they want to have a voice on matters that affect them.

“This series will present the data from the survey, discuss key topics and give insurance professionals an opportunity to connect and engage with each other,” she said.

The ANZIIF Women’s Council, which commissioned the survey and works to raise awareness of issues affecting women in the industry, is inviting both men and women to the roadshow events to attend to share their experiences, views and ideas.

Council chair Michelle Ashby said: “The feedback we had from women to the 2014 Women in Insurance survey was that they want to be empowered, inspired and connected with others in the industry.

“The roundtable series provides us with an opportunity to facilitate this and provide women with the platform and tools to succeed in their careers.”

The roundtable series will run in Australia (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth) from 4-19 March and New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington) from 14-16 April.

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  • Boomer 20/02/2015 11:47:35 a.m.
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  • hoover 24/02/2015 11:44:26 a.m.
    @ Boomer - couldn't agree more. You go to any industry function and you will plenty of females in leadership roles. This roadshow sounds like something organised in the 1960'sby Germaine Greer
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  • Not necessary 25/02/2015 10:20:29 a.m.
    Isn't this just insulting to women? If anything it backfires as it intimates woman aren't equal because of their 'issues' which they need a Council to raise for them. If a woman works for an employer who doesn't recognise her capability and/or potential and develop her accordingly, either she's got none or she should work for another employer.
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