UNITING INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR A DAY OF EMPOWERMENT AND CELEBRATION

November 14, 2022 | The Tower Hotel London
#IBWomenInInsurance

ABOUT


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 insurance professionals with an incredible opportunity to build new bonds, explore leadership strategies, and get inspired to make small (and big) changes in their careers, and most importantly – work with a purpose in an industry that is constantly innovating to be more digital, exceed clients’ needs and provide equal opportunities for men and women.

Featuring impactful 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 2022.

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

Why attend?

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    Unpack the skills you need to stand out as an insurance leader and take the next step in your career

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    Explore how you can achieve growth and increase your exposure in a hybrid working environment

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    Network face-to-face with women and allies alike and connect with some of the industry’s most elite leaders

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    Engage in a deeper conversation around establishing an inclusive culture that supports diverse professionals

SPEAKERS


Mandy Hickson
Mandy Hickson

Former RAF Fast-jet Pilot

Sheila Cameron
Sheila Cameron

Chief Executive Officer
Lloyd’s Market Association

Carolyn Blunt
Carolyn Blunt

Growth & Client Success Director
Davies Group

Lavinia Johnson
Lavinia Johnson

Director of Underwriting for International Casualty
QBE Insurance Europe Ltd.

Julia McGillis
Julia McGillis

Managing Director
Marsh McLennan UK and Canada

Sharon Brown
Sharon Brown

Managing Director
Harbour Underwriting

Stuart Reid
Stuart Reid

Chairman
PIKL

Lisa Bartlett
Lisa Bartlett

President, UK & Ireland
Crawford & Company

Stephanie Ogden
Stephanie Ogden

Managing Director, UK and Ireland
HDI Global SE

Sian Fisher
Sian Fisher

Non Executive Director
Asta Underwriting Management

Yasmin Carter-Esdale
Yasmin Carter-Esdale

Development Underwriter
Hiscox UK

Weneika Steede
Weneika Steede

Finance Business Partner and Head of Capital Management
Zurich Insurance

Tangy Morgan
Tangy Morgan

Senior Advisor
Bank of England

AGENDA


  • Registration and breakfast
  • Opening remarks from Chairperson
  • Keynote address: An Officer, not a gentleman – leading from the front line

    As the second woman to fly a Tornado GR4 on the front line, Mandy Hickson pioneered the movement of women in the Royal Air Force. Throughout 45 missions and 3 duty tours, her remarkable career is a testament of her strong mental resilience, bravery, and powerful attitude. Drawing on her experience of calculated risk-taking, decision-making under pressure, and the critical role of humans, Mandy’s vivid leadership story demonstrates the importance of leading, quite literally, from the front to get the best from yourself and your team.

    Mandy Hickson
    Mandy Hickson

    Former RAF Fast-jet Pilot

  • Panel: Personal brand and your leadership

    Every insurance leader needs a strong personal brand that evolves as you advance in your career. It’s a matter of continually crafting and curating the skills and experience that make you, you! In this session, gain advice on how to best articulate your personal brand, in and out of the office, and how it can be the key differentiator in your career. 

    • How to make a strong, lasting impression – from the office, in the boardroom, or at your dining room table 
    • Improving your digital footprint: leveraging popular social platforms like LinkedIn to market and build your brand 
    • Tips for engaging internal sponsors to be your advocates 
    • Using your everyday creativity to help you emerge as an authentic leader 
    Moderator
    Sian Fisher
    Sian Fisher

    Non Executive Director
    Asta Underwriting Management

    Panelists
    Sheila Cameron
    Sheila Cameron

    Chief Executive Officer
    Lloyd’s Market Association

    Stuart Reid
    Stuart Reid

    Chairman
    PIKL

    Yasmin Carter-Esdale
    Yasmin Carter-Esdale

    Development Underwriter
    Hiscox UK

  • Networking coffee break
  • Panel: Creating a space for everyone

    It takes one leader to start a shift in a company’s culture – to encourage active participation by all members of your team, to build an inclusive culture, and to support the celebration of diversity. This session will highlight effective and innovative strategies for creating a workplace that is both welcoming and empowering – and the prominent role you can play in driving them. 

    • Building a supportive environment for both emerging and established leaders in insurance: What does it take? 
    • What are the best strategies for crafting a hybrid culture that encourages participation by everyone?  
    • Communication that fosters openness and empowers your team 
    Moderator
    Stephanie Ogden
    Stephanie Ogden

    Managing Director, UK and Ireland
    HDI Global SE

    Panelists
    Carolyn Blunt
    Carolyn Blunt

    Growth & Client Success Director
    Davies Group

    Lavinia Johnson
    Lavinia Johnson

    Director of Underwriting for International Casualty
    QBE Insurance Europe Ltd.

    Weneika Steede
    Weneika Steede

    Finance Business Partner and Head of Capital Management
    Zurich Insurance

    Lisa Bartlett
    Lisa Bartlett

    President, UK & Ireland
    Crawford & Company

  • Achieving growth and exposure in a hybrid working environment

    This session tackles the paradox of flexibility and exposure in this new working environment. As organizations are returning to the office in some capacity, many are also offering more work from home options. With that flexibility, some may be wondering if there are trade-offs to choosing more flexible work opportunities. 

    • How are those that take advantage of working from home missing out on key exposure opportunities that could impact their career? 
    • How can meaningful exposure to leaders, team management and growth opportunities still be available to those who choose a more flexible work schedule? 
    • What types of solutions allow for equitable opportunities for all types of work styles? 
  • Lunch networking break
  • Panel: A guide to proactive problem-solving

    What separates an impactful leader from others is their ability to effectively problem-solve – to communicate transparently, consider the different perspectives and stakeholders, and challenge the status quo. This session will feature industry leaders who will unpack problem-solving in a workplace setting, and practical tips for finding the best solution to any task or project. 

    • Building a team culture that considers different stakeholders – both internally and externally 
    • What are the six key problem-solving skills all leaders should master? 
    • How can you become an effective problem-solver, regardless of your level of leadership? 
    Panelists
    Tangy Morgan
    Tangy Morgan

    Senior Advisor
    Bank of England

    Julia McGillis
    Julia McGillis

    Managing Director
    Marsh McLennan UK and Canada

    Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brown

    Managing Director
    Harbour Underwriting

  • Making an impact with emotional intelligence

    Emotional intelligence is a key determinant of a successful leader, especially in an ever-evolving insurance industry. The ability to connect emotionally with your team benefits everything from engagement to overall team productivity. This session will feature an EI expert on strategies for leading with empathy and making a meaningful impact within your team 

    • What does emotional intelligence look like in the workplace? 
    • How can EI play a key role in communication in a virtual office 
    • How can you leverage empathy to impact and empower your team? 
    • Effective strategies for improving mindfulness and avoiding burnout 
  • Networking coffee break
  • Panel: Lessons learned from a multigenerational workforce

    For the first time, five generations are interacting within the workforce. While it’s easy to focus on potential conflict, there is a unique opportunity for insurance leaders to take advantage of the varied perspectives and experiences each generation offers. This session will feature a panel of different generations who will share their own experiences, and strategies for leveraging diverse thoughts and collaborating effectively. 

    • How to incorporate team strategies such as knowledge sharing, clearing defined expectations, and active listening 
    • What are we learning right now from each generation? 
    • Understanding your team and how it translates to your client base 
  • Closing keynote: Leveraging industry trends

    In this session, hear from key industry leader on some of the most pressing industry trends that are currently shaping the insurance market – and what you need to know to remain an informed and effective leader today. 

  • Closing remarks from Chairperson
  • Networking and drinks reception

SPONSORS


Gold Sponsors

  • Coffee Sponsor

    Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd
  • Lunch Sponsor

    Crawford and Company
  • Water Bottle Sponsor

    Davies Group
  • Lanyard Sponsor

    Harbour Underwriting
  • Breakfast Sponsor

    QBE Insurance Europe
  • Internet Sponsor

    Sompo International

Bronze Sponsor

  • Sedgwick USA

Media Sponsor

  • Dive In

VENUE


THE TOWER HOTEL

  • St Katharine’s Way London E1W 1LD
  • 020 752 35063, +44 207 523 5063
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  • Hotel Room Bookings:

    To take advantage of a discounted room rate of £209.00 per single room or £219.00 per double/twin room per night (Incl full English breakfast) please call reservations directly at +44 207 523 5063 (Opt 1) or email [email protected] Please provide the code “KEYM131122″ to the reservation agent.

     

    This rate is valid until Monday, October 15 2022

     

    Dates available: 13 to 15 November 2022

  • Parking:

    Hotel self parking is limited and on a first come first serve basis.
    £3.00 inc VAT per hour
    £25.00 inc VAT for 24hrs

REGISTRATION FOR WOMEN IN INSURANCE UK 2022 IS OPEN

Join us and hear the unique perspectives of respected industry leaders and celebrate their successes as they keep the insurance industry fresh, thriving and forward-looking.

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