Blogs

  • Reflections on HeforShe mentoring

    14/05/2019

    As part of his support for the HeForShe campaign, ABI Director General, Huw Evans, committed to mentoring women in the industry. Now in its second year, ABI’s HeForShe…

  • Impatient for change

    01/03/2019

    I’m not a stats person. I’m usually much more comfortable with words than I am with numbers, but working in an industry driven by data, I know the importance of hard stats to tell a story. And the ABI’s annual diversity data collection is fundamental to understanding and telling the story of diversity and inclusion in the insurance and long-term savings industry.

  • We need to talk about the gender seniority gap

    17/09/2018

    I have to be honest, one of the most striking things about moving into insurance from the charity sector six years ago was the lack of senior women in the industry.

  • We need to have honest conversations about LGBT+ inclusion

    15/02/2018

    To introduce myself, my name is Benjamin Scotter. I’m a Private Clients Underwriter during the day; and I also Co-Chair the Aviva Pride network – our well established LGBT+Allies employee network at…

  • Sending a message through the living wage

    08/02/2018

    London - one of the greatest, but most expensive cities in the world. Despite being a destination for keen job seekers looking for opportunities to build a career, being able to live and work here…

  • It's 100 years since women first got the vote - but some parts of the business world are still stuck in the past

    06/02/2018

    Just one of the ways the UK will mark 100 years since the Representation of the People act enfranchised millions of women is by erecting a statue to Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square. As someone…