24 September 2020

CNBC Africa anchor Esther Awoniyi opened the event by thanking sponsors Aon for facilitating the second ever Dive In Nigeria. She then put the issue of gender diversity in Nigeria into context: a recent survey by International Monetary Fund ranked Nigeria in the bottom 50% in the world for countries that support gender equality in the workplace, something that be seen clearly in the Nigerian insurance industry.

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CNBC Africa anchor Esther Awoniyi opened the event by thanking sponsors Aon for facilitating the second ever Dive In Nigeria. She then put the issue of gender diversity in Nigeria into context: a recent survey by International Monetary Fund ranked Nigeria in the bottom 50% in the world for countries that supports gender equality in the workplace, something that be seen clearly in the Nigerian insurance industry. Esther highlighted the challenges faced by women in insurance, in particular young women at the beginning of their career. She went on to read some powerful letters that had been written by senior …

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24 September 2020

Before introducing the panel, event chair Director at Vercida Consulting, Dan Robertson, shared some eye-opening statistics on social mobility in the UK. Most notably he revealed that individuals from working class backgrounds are 80% less likely to make it into professional jobs.

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23 September 2020

Helen Sharman: “I realised that we were basically the same people, we just wanted to be needed, be useful and wanted the best for our families.” In this inspiring event, Anna McNamara, Group Chief Operation Officer at Tokio Marine Kiln spoke to first British Astronaut, Helen Sharman about her extraordinary journey to space. Helen discussed the importance of finding common ground and building life-long relationships with a large international team as well as battling loneliness and isolation.

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23 September 2020

At this year’s Dive In Festival, Brenda Trenowden CBE, Partner in Diversity & Inclusion consulting at PwC, chaired a discussion on how the insurance industry can attract and retain diverse talent.

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23 September 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement provided the necessary backdrop to frame this conversation. George Floyd’s death brought all the difficult topics to the forefront, while the Amy Cooper incident captured the essence of white privilege. Delving into issues around racial imbalances can take many forms and come from a range of perspectives. It was in that diversity that this discussion laid plain the depth of problems surrounding it. At the same time, it became clear that there is no single remedial approach as these issues permeate different parts of society in various forms.

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22 September 2020

In an emotive event, chaired by Felipe Stevenson, Communications Lead at Roche Services and Solutions, speakers from across the industry highlighted their experiences of racism and xenophobia in Switzerland.

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22 September 2020

This eye-opening event was chaired by Heather Connery, CRB Chief of Staff at Willis Towers Watson. In tune with the festival’s theme, the event was focused on the importance of being your authenticself and how other people’s perspectiveis often the biggest barrier to those with ‘visible and ‘invisible’ disabilities.

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22 September 2020

This is not the first time allyship has been covered at Dive In, but unlike previous years, this event recognised that the concept of allyship can be applied more broadly. Previously the term ally was used by the LGBT+ community for those who but stood beside them and defended them. This year we have seen the term applied to different areas of diversity, most notably the concept of white allies standing beside their black peers to confront injustices. This was the context given by the LMA’s Clare Lebeq before inviting the panellists to say what allyship means to them and how we can all be better allies.

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22 September 2020

The event opened with a moving video from RSA in which individuals shared their experience of mental wellbeing during the global pandemic. The message was clear: mental health has affected all of us in one way or another over the past few months.

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22 September 2020

The first virtual event of Dive In 2020 UK opened with a ‘bing’ on the morning of 22nd Tuesday. It was opened by CEO of Lloyd’s, John Neal, who reminded us of the opportunity we have been given to “build back better” and create diverse and inclusive workplaces where everyone can thrive.

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