The Founder Committee of Insuring Women’s Futures is delighted to announce Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s, as its Patron.

Image of Inga Beale Insuring Women’s Futures is a programme established by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to help reinvent insurance for women. The launch by the CII of Insuring Women’s Futures, which will be chaired by Sian Fisher, newly appointed CEO of the CII, coincides with its sponsorship of WOW Women of the World Festival at London’s Southbank Centre on Friday 11th March 2016. The Founder Committee also includes Jane Portas and Barbara Schonhofer, Founder of The Insurance Supper Club.

‘Insuring Women’s Futures’ recognises the vital socio-economic role the insurance sector plays in relation to the women’s risk agenda: understanding the risks women face in life, providing risk solutions, and harnessing female talent. Further details of this programme of change to modernise our profession’s approach to women, society and risk may be found on the CII microsite www.insuringwomensfutures.co.uk.

Barbara Schonhofer commented: “Insuring Women’s Futures at WOW follows a year-long collaboration by female thought leaders in the insurance sector, via The Insurance Supper Club, with the Southbank Centre, and represents a move by the profession towards a more creative, inclusive and contemporary approach. ”

Founded in 2011 by Jude Kelly CBE, WOW has become the leading global festival for gender equality. It celebrates the achievements of women globally, while also highlighting the risks faced by women in society today. Inga Beale will be speaking at WOW Friday.

Commenting on her involvement in Insuring Women’s Futures and WOW, Inga Beale said:

“Insuring Women’s Futures acknowledges the increasingly vital role of insurance to women, and their specific needs and expectations as personal and professional buyers of insurance. There is more to be done to promote women across the profession as both clients and employees. In bringing together the women and men in the sector under the CII to drive real change, Insuring Women’s Futures aims to promote and enhance the profession’s approach to Women & Risk.”

“I am thrilled to be Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures and also to play a part in WOW. I am proud of the women in our profession for collaborating with WOW to nurture female talent in our sector, while simultaneously raising awareness of the insurance profession in the wider community.”

Full details of WOW – Women of the World Festival 2016, whose sponsors also include Chartered Insurer, AIG, may be found at: http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on.

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