Women in Insurance Awards returns for 2023!
Celebrating excellence in insurance
Thursday 19 October 2023 | Royal Lancaster, London
Women in Insurance Awards
is the premier awards for showcasing the achievements of women in the general insurance market.
The awards, now in their fifth year, honour the inspiring achievements of women across all sectors of the market, all levels and all disciplines. They also offer a platform for companies shaping the discussion around how we can improve diversity within the sector as they offer a platform for applauding the most forward-thinking initiatives.
Showcasing excellence and achievement is a vital tool in the continuing battle to establish equality across all parts of the industry and in all roles.
The insurance industry has made significant strides down the road toward re-focusing itself as a genuinely inclusive, equal opportunities sector but the consensus is there is still a long way to go, especially when it comes to narrowing the gender pay gap, embedding flexible working arrangements in the wake of the pandemic, and increasing the number of women in senior and board positions. Those who make it to the top are outstanding role models but we all know there are still far too few women at the top.
We hope the Women in Insurance Awards will also help move the wider diversity agenda forward, as everyone knows there are still many issues to be addressed and challenges overcome. We hope you will take this opportunity to either nominate yourself or a valued colleague for these awards and we look forward to revealing our finalists and winners later in the year.
The awards are open to those working for firms operating in the UK's general industry, those who derive a significant proportion of their income as suppliers to the sector or women who work in an insurance capacity outside the industry, for instance in a risk management team.
Nominees can be involved in roles including but not limited to broking, risk management, underwriting, claims, customer service, marketing, investment, technology, sales, human resources, compliance, middle, front or back office. The nominees must work in the UK, although they can service international clients or work with multi-national insurers or brokers.
There are two corporate categories – Contribution to Gender Inclusion and Contribution to Inclusion. If you think your firm or another firm in the general insurance space has stand-out achievements in these areas make sure you nominate them. The nomination process is anonymous and confidential, so please do not be shy in putting a firm forward.
How to nominate and enter
There is a two stage nomination and entry process.
First, we invite people to nominate colleagues and clients for an award. You are able to nominate the same person in a maximum of two categories and have to add a line or two about why you have nominated them.
Everyone who is nominated is then invited to submit an entry, again restricted to a maximum of two categories if they have been nominated in multiple categories.
For the two most popular awards – Role Model and Unsung Hero – we have split the categories by sector so there are separate categories for Insurer, Broker and Service Providers, the latter covering loss adjusters, lawyers, consultants and anyone else who provides a service to the general insurance market.
*NEW CATEGORY FOR 2023* - Gender Inclusion Network of the Year
There are some wonderful initiatives within firms and across the market focussed on promoting gender inclusion and diversity and this new award is going to give them a chance to win the recognition they deserve.
2022 Award Ceremony Highlights
We ask awards judge Annette 5 questions about the about the impact of the pandemic on the insurance industry, her career and the 2020 Women in Insurance Awards.
If you've been on LinkedIn in the last day or two, you may have noticed that the inaugural Women in Insurance Awards took place earlier this week. And judging by the number of posts about it and the universal positivity of them, it has gone down rather well.
The day has finally arrived! The judges have done their thing and we can finally announce the shortlist for the 2019 Women in Insurance Awards.
A key aspect of the Women in Insurance Awards entry process is that we ask nominees to complete a short questionnaire about themselves asking them to explain why they think they deserve to win.
The Women in Insurance Awards are all about helping to bring greater diversity to this industry so it is fitting that the last judge to share her views with us is one of the most high profile proponents of greater diversity in insurance, Kalpana Shah.
It wasn’t until 1920 that the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) started to admit female members, a full eight years after gaining its Royal Charter.
Even though the institute moved relatively quickly to address that discrimination in much the same way the wider world and other professions did, it took nearly 100 years for the CII to appoint its first female CEO.
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