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Women in Insurance UK is thrilled to welcome the insurance industry to reconnect face-to-face for a live summit dedicated to empowering women and allies, developing a new generation of leaders, and advancing the careers of diverse insurance professionals. 

This event will provide the industry with an incredible opportunity to build new bonds, explore leadership strategies, get inspired to make small (and big) changes in your career, and most importantly – work with a purpose in an industry that is constantly innovating to exceed clients’ needs and provide equal opportunities for men and women. 

Featuring inspiring speakers from leading companies, an agenda packed with powerful sessions on hot-button topics, and dedicated time for networking and relationship building, this event is exactly what every insurance professional needs on their calendar for 2024.

Join us in celebrating the resilience of the insurance industry and uniting as a community once again.  

Why attend?

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    Enhance your career with career-building leadership strategies.

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    Get the negotiation tips and tactics you need to advance your career.

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    Make meaningful connections and network with top insurance leaders .

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    Get the latest updates on market trends, emerging opportunities, natural disasters and climate risks.

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    Insurance United Against Dementia is a fundraising and awareness raising campaign led by Alzheimer’s Society and leaders from the insurance sector. With over £8m raised to date, Insurance United Against Dementia has helped to make pioneering research progress possible and provided vital support services to people affected by dementia. On 30th November, the campaign is calling on the sector to join forces on their annual fundraising and awareness day – Insurance Day for Dementia. https://insurancedayfordementia.alzheimers.org.uk/

2023 SPEAKERS


Claire Lomas MBE
Claire Lomas MBE

The Bionic Woman

Maxine Goddard
Maxine Goddard

Senior Vice President, Strategic Distribution & Development
Sompo International

Peter Blanc ACII
Peter Blanc ACII

Head of M&A
Howden Group Holdings 

Lisa	Patel
Lisa Patel

Chief Executive Officer – Health UK
Aon

Claire Weston
Claire Weston

Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Insurance UK Ltd, Munich Re

Lisa	Bartlett
Lisa Bartlett

President, UK & Ireland
Crawford & Company

Eszter Dara
Eszter Dara

Workplace Wellbeing Coach
Inner Truth Conversations

Louise Harrison
Louise Harrison

Executive Coach
Meyer Harrison

Mandy Hunt
Mandy Hunt

Chairperson, CII’s Underwriting Community Board, Former Chief Underwriting Officer
Commercial Lines, RSA

Paul	Lucas
Paul Lucas

Global Managing Editor
Insurance Business

Hannah Pring
Hannah Pring

Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance
Lockton

Georgina Robinson
Georgina Robinson

Partner – Construction
McGill and Partners

Neta Rozy
Neta Rozy

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Parametrix Insurance

Suzanne Scatliffe
Suzanne Scatliffe

Global Head of Sustainability
AXA XL

Alex Morris-Tarry
Alex Morris-Tarry

Chief Technology Officer, Neuron
WTW

Christine Williams
Christine Williams

Managing General Counsel – Claim
Travelers

Shanil Williams
Shanil Williams

Chief Underwriting Officer
Allianz Commercial

2023 AGENDA


All times in GMT
  • Registration and breakfast
  • Opening remarks from chairperson
    Maxine Goddard
    Maxine Goddard

    Senior Vice President, Strategic Distribution & Development
    Sompo International

  • Opening Keynote: Back on track – Finding my feet through adversity to reinvention

    Elite sportswoman Claire Lomas MBE’s life changed in an instant when a horse-riding accident left her fighting to live in intensive care. Paralysed from the chest down, Claire went from being an active sportswoman to a life where she faced huge daily obstacles, with the simplest of tasks now hugely challenging. Through the tough times, Claire realised that to overcome adversity and rebuild her life, she’d need to not only deal with uncertainty but embrace it as an opportunity to reinvent herself. Claire’s achievements are incredible – known as the ‘bionic woman,’ she completed the London Marathon in a pioneering robotic suit and was awarded an MBE in 2017 for her numerous fundraising efforts. Join us as Claire shares her inspirational story of navigating change to achieve awe-inspiring goals, with practical tools for building resilience, overcoming obstacles, and reaching your full potential.

     

    Learning objectives:
    • Learn how to navigate changing environments
    • Learn practical tools for building resilience
    • Learn how to overcome challenges and obstacles to advance in your career

     

    Claire Lomas MBE
    Claire Lomas MBE

    The Bionic Woman

  • Panel: Competitive intelligence – Market trends and the future of insurance

    Digital disruptions, including AI, deep learning technologies and Blockchain, post-pandemic and environmental factors, are changing the insurance market and the way products and services are delivered. As we move out of the pandemic, what are the latest market trends, opportunities, and technologies shaping insurance today? In this session, hear from key industry leaders as they dive into the current and future insurance market – and learn what you need to know to remain an informed and effective leader. Among the topics and questions to be explored:

    • What are the latest market trends and what do they reveal?
    • Discover current thinking on ESG priorities, big data, and analytics
    • Addressing emerging trends in natural disasters and climate risk
    • What’s next? Anticipating market trends and industry changes in 2024 and beyond

     

    Learning objectives:
    • Learn the latest insurance market trends and their impact on the industry
    • Learn from the latest thought leadership on ESG priorities, big data, and analytics
    • Learn how to deal with emerging trends in natural disasters and climate riskLearn what is coming next in insurance in 2024 and beyond with the latest forecast on market trends and industry changes

     

    Moderator
    Neta Rozy
    Neta Rozy

    Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
    Parametrix Insurance

    Panelists
    Peter Blanc ACII
    Peter Blanc ACII

    Head of M&A
    Howden Group Holdings 

    Suzanne Scatliffe
    Suzanne Scatliffe

    Global Head of Sustainability
    AXA XL

    Alex Morris-Tarry
    Alex Morris-Tarry

    Chief Technology Officer, Neuron
    WTW

  • Networking coffee break
  • Fireside chat: Let’s talk senior leadership – So you want a seat at the table?

    A leadership role comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. To succeed in this position, women leading must possess strong capabilities, be able to manage teams effectively, and have a deep understanding of the industry’s complexities. But what does a seat at the table really mean? How do you best determine your career goals and get to where you want to be? Learn from the experiences of a successful C-suite executive in this engaging fireside chat on what it takes to add your voice to the conversation.  

    • Do titles really matter? Does leadership mean C-suite level? 
    • How to navigate the often male-dominated corporate landscape, overcoming gender biases and discrimination  
    • How do you become an influencer? 
    • Moving on up: What does it take to get there? Where do you go from here? 

     

    Learning objectives:
    • Learn from a female CEO on the challenges and opportunities of a leadership role
    • Learn how to navigate male-dominated corporate environments and how to overcome gender biases and discrimination
    • Learn how to become recognized as an influential leader
    • Learn what it takes and what you need to consider to achieve a senior leadership role

     

    Claire Weston
    Claire Weston

    Chief Executive Officer
    Great Lakes Insurance UK Ltd, Munich Re

    Moderator
    Paul	Lucas
    Paul Lucas

    Global Managing Editor
    Insurance Business

  • Idea generator: Breaking the taboos – Supporting women’s health at every career stage

    Women face health issues and challenges throughout their lives, and introducing a specific women’s health strategy can provide practical advice on how to enable women to thrive in the workforce. How can we create an open culture in which women feel supported, confident, and safe to talk about health issues? How can you take control of your own health in the workplace? Join this interactive session to explore how you can benefit from a culture that prioritises women’s health, and the strategies you can implement in your own organisation. Among the issues to be discussed:

    • Conversations to expand line managers’ awareness and understanding
    • Discover how small adjustments can have a significant impact
    • A breakdown of common taboos around women’s health issues for the benefit of your workplace

     

    Learning objectives:
    • Learn how women in the workplace can benefit from a culture that supports women’s unique health issues
    • Learn how to create a culture that enables women to feel supported, confident and safe to talk about health issues
    • Learn common taboos around women’s health issues and how we can overcome them
    • Learn how line managers can better support women employees, and the small adjustments that can significantly and positively impact women’s experiences of the workplace

     

    Eszter Dara
    Eszter Dara

    Workplace Wellbeing Coach
    Inner Truth Conversations

  • Networking lunch
  • Panel: Fighting fatigue – How to remain on top of your game

    With competing priorities and stressful working environments, many managers and executives are experiencing various levels of burnout. How can we prioritise well-being, and in turn create a culture of empathy and support? This session will discuss strategies to fight fatigue, boost resilience, and focus on self-care and mental well-being to lead by example. Among the topics and questions for discussion: 

    • What are the best strategies for fighting fatigue, and how can we develop them? 
    • How can managers and organisations encourage and prioritise a culture that supports well-being? 
    • Overcoming common challenges such as time management, multiple responsibilities, and burnout 

     

    Learning objectives:
    • Learn how to create a culture of empathy and support to prioritise the wellbeing of employees
    • Learn the best strategies for fighting fatigue
    • Learn how to overcome common challenges like time management and juggling multiple personal and professional responsibilities
    • Learn how to recognise and prevent burnout in ourselves and our teams

     

    Moderator
    Georgina Robinson
    Georgina Robinson

    Partner – Construction
    McGill and Partners

    Panelists
    Lisa	Bartlett
    Lisa Bartlett

    President, UK & Ireland
    Crawford & Company

    Lisa	Patel
    Lisa Patel

    Chief Executive Officer – Health UK
    Aon

    Hannah Pring
    Hannah Pring

    Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance
    Lockton

  • Speed networking

    Expand your network, make new connections, and meet fellow delegates in a structured networking session. 

     

    Learning objectives:
    • Expand your networking by meeting at least two fellow delegates you have not met before

     

    Maxine Goddard
    Maxine Goddard

    Senior Vice President, Strategic Distribution & Development
    Sompo International

  • Networking coffee break
  • Interactive coaching: Being woman – a powerful approach to self-advocacy and the route to effective negotiation

    This interactive, coach-led session promises to place a spotlight on your self-worth, giving you practical tools to help you prepare for difficult conversations for personal career advancement and secure the outcome you need. 

    Learning objectives:
    • Learn how to advocate for yourself
    • Learn practical tools to prepare for negotiation conversations

     

    Louise Harrison
    Louise Harrison

    Executive Coach
    Meyer Harrison

  • Fireside chat: Accelerating your career – the latest scoop on skills development

    The industry is rapidly changing, and leaders need to be at the forefront to deliver business objectives. How can you ensure you are performing at your best through self-driven learning and development? This fireside chat on skills development will discuss strategies to develop capabilities and skillsets for career advancement. Among the issues to be explored: 

    • What are the top three emerging leadership skills, and how can we develop them?  
    • How can managers and executives encourage and prioritise learning and development for themselves and their teams?  
    • Overcoming challenges, such as leading inclusively and authentically in a hybrid environment, juggling multiple responsibilities, and collaboration among multi-generational teams 
    • Tips on how to take the next step in your career

     

    Learning objectives:

    • Learn the top three leadership skills that are crucial today
    • Learn how leaders and managers can prioritise learning and development for themselves and their teams
    • Learn how to overcome today’s leadership challenges: how to lead inclusively and authentically in a hybrid environment; how to encourage collaboration among multigenerational teams
    • Learn how to take the next step in your career

     

    Moderator
    Christine Williams
    Christine Williams

    Managing General Counsel – Claim
    Travelers

    Panelists
    Mandy Hunt
    Mandy Hunt

    Chairperson, CII’s Underwriting Community Board, Former Chief Underwriting Officer
    Commercial Lines, RSA

    Shanil Williams
    Shanil Williams

    Chief Underwriting Officer
    Allianz Commercial

  • Closing remarks from chairperson
    Maxine Goddard
    Maxine Goddard

    Senior Vice President, Strategic Distribution & Development
    Sompo International

  • Networking drinks reception

2024 SPONSORS


GOLD Sponsor

  • Arch Insurance

SILVER Sponsor

  • Sompo International

2023 Venue


HILTON LONDON CANARY WHARF

  • S Quay Square, Marsh Wall, London E14 9SH, United Kingdom
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TRAVEL PLANS

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Hotel room rates are subject to all applicable taxes and fees. Rooms are subject to availability in each hotel. We recommend that you book as soon as possible or 45 days before the event at the latest

HILTON LONDON CANARY WHARF

S Quay Square, Marsh Wall, London E14 9SH, United Kingdom

Book your group rate via the reservation link to secure the discounted rate. 

Room rate: £10% off the best available rate plus tax per room/night

Book your group rate for Women in Insurance UK 

 

TRIBE CANARY WHARF

15 Water St, London E14 9QG, United Kingdom

Book your group rate via emailing [email protected] to secure the discounted rate. 

Room rate: £245.00 inc VAT and breakfast for single occupancy

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