The lack of women in senior positions across the insurance industry has been a much-discussed issue for some time, but the pandemic has shifted the playing field once again. Data from UN Women has suggested the coronavirus pandemic could wipe out 25 years of increasing gender equality. How should the (re)insurance industry rethink how it attracts, hires and retains female employees in the new working environment to level the playing field and ultimately benefit from a wider pool of talent?
This session will focus on practical ways in which companies can help mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the careers of women and examine whether there are elements of post-pandemic working life we can leverage to generate better opportunities for women at work. It will also feature case studies from women who have successfully returned to work and are enjoying a new career and opportunities in insurance.