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Big Interview with Cover Magazine: CII’s Sian Fisher

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) set up Insuring Women’s Futures to examine how the insurance industry interacts with women and women’s risks. Fiona Murphy speaks to the CII’s chief executive Sian Fisher at a launch event partnering with the HeForShe movement. Fiona Murphy: How did the HeFo... Read More »

ISC Cocktails at Monte Carlo RVS 2016

The Insurance Supper Club would like to thank ISC members Cecile Coune, CEO, Aviabel and Day Bishop, Insurance Investment Risk and Talent Management, Willis Towers Watson, New York and colleague Kevin Gregson, Americas Leader, Insurance Industry at Willis Towers Watson, New York for hosting and sponsoring our MCRe 2016 ISC Cocktails. Barbara Schonhofer, ISC Founder and her fellow hosts welcomed ou... Read More »

Speed mentoring at Aon 6 Sept 2016

ISC was delighted to see over 80 people gather at the iconic Leadenhall Building for a high energy and fun speed mentoring event on 6 September. The event was generously sponsored by Aon and hosted by Dominic Christian, Executive Chairman of Aon Benfield International and CEO, Aon UK Limited and Julie Page, Managing Director, UK National at Aon Risk Solutions. Barbara Schonhofer, ISC Founder and B... Read More »

Dive In Festival - September 2016

The Insurance Supper Club is looking forward to being part of Dive In this September.  The Dive In festival for diversity & inclusion in insurance will take place in London and 16 cities across 4 continents from 27th – 29th September 2016. Get ready to Play your Part. More events are being added each week - all are free to attend and open to everyone working in insurance to help get fit ... Read More »

Message from Barbara Schonhofer, Founder, ISC

A group of 20 guests and ISC women had a great roundtable discussion on 23 June at a private dinner hosted by ISC member Amanda Blanc CEO AXA UK & Ireland and sponsored by AXA who are committed to a more collaborative future.  Together with our guest speaker Richard Hytner we shared experiences, ideas and laughed a lot while being full of trepidation as to the results of a bitterly fought refe... Read More »

Talking the Talk: Strategy, Power and Politics, on the Board and in Meetings

The Worshipful Company of Insurers and Cass Business School lecture   Targeted at non-executive directors and women in insurance, Talking the Talk: Strategy, Power and Politics, on the Board and in Meetings will show attendees how to manage themselves strategically and politically in senior-level meetings, to gain impact and influence.   Managing yourself strategically in senior-level me... Read More »

Message from the ISC Founder and Governance of the ISC

Dear All, Firstly WOW Friday at the Southbank was tremendous. I am delighted that so many Supper Club members were able to participate in the day and in particular to play a role in the mass speed mentoring. It was also tremendous, and I was very proud, of Inga Beale, as well as Romaney O’Malley and Julia Friend of AIG, who formed part of WOW Friday through their panel contributions. From conversa... Read More »

Insuring Women’s Futures to announce Inga Beale as its Patron

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

Insuring Women’s Futures - ISC and WOW London 2016

On Friday 11th March 2016, WOW - Women of the World Festival at London’s Southbank Centre, will feature ‘Insuring Women’s Futures’, sponsored by AIG and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). ‘Insuring Women’s Futures’ follows a year long collaboration by female thought leaders in the insurance industry via the Insurance Supper Club (ISC). This represents a move by the industry towards a m... Read More »

ISC member Sabine Holl ready to boost diversity at Swiss Re UK

Swiss Re Director Sabine Holl has joined Swiss Re UK’s Diversity Council to apply insights from over twenty eight years as an engineer, aerospace underwriter and key account manager to Swiss Re’s D&I strategy. The Council is active across all areas of Swiss Re UK’s business, championing uniqueness, inclusion, and diversity of thought. Sabine graduated with a doctorate in aero... Read More »

CII Appoints Sian Fisher as CEO

ISC are delighted to share latest Supper Club news for one of our members Sian Fisher ACII who has been appointed as CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). She succeeds Dr Sandy Scott, who announced his retirement in March last year. Ms Fisher will take up her new post on the 1 February. Sian has a rare breadth of experience in the business of insurance having held senior roles in a Lloyd... Read More »

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Connected Leadership Forum

The London Division of the IICF will be holding its first event on Connected Leadership for women in the Insurance Sector on Tuesday 19th January 2016 from 6 p.m. Mayer Brown International is generously hosting this event at its offices in London. Proceeds from the event will be granted to Advance, a charity that supports and creates new opportunities for women who have faced domestic violence. Th... Read More »

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Women and Risk: The insurance business implications of the gender agenda

Women and Risk: The insurance business implications of the gender agenda by: Jane Portas Women and Risk: The insurance business implications of the gender agenda This presentation by Jane Portas (Committee Member, The Insurance Supper Club), for Advisen’s European Executive Risk Insights Conference in November 2015, explores the relationship between Women and Risk in Insurance and makes the case f... Read More »

Inga Beale Receives award from The Academy of Risk Management and Insurance

Each year, The Academy of Risk Management and Insurance at Saint Joseph’s University selects an insurance industry executive that best embodies the Academy’s high standards and mission. This year, the Academy chose to honor Inga Beale, Chief Executive Officer of Lloyd’s of London with the Risk Management and Insurance Executive of the Year Award. The award was presented by The ISC’s founder ... Read More »

Box Clever - A Christmas Carol

ISC member, Jane Beacham,  is a trustee of Box Clever Theatre Company and is inviting ISC members, family and friends to an exclusive showcase production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. This is a new production directed by Iqbal Khan (who this summer directed Othello for the RSC at Stratford) and performed by a professional cast. It is suitable for everyone over the age ... Read More »

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SAFE Gorton presents Ambition’s ‘Beyond the Lights’

Here at The ISC we are delighted to announce the forthcoming SAFE Gorton concert. Join the insurance industry celebrating youth and achievement in the broader community. Safe Gorton’s ‘Ambition’ will perform their 3rd annual London concert; generously hosted by Willis, in its iconic headquarters, in the heart of the City. Willis have kindly sponsored the event with the use of their Aud... Read More »

The launch of ‘Dive In’

Here at The Insurance Supper Club (ISC) we are excited by the launch of ‘Dive In’. Dive In is a unique diversity and inclusion festival for everyone across the Lloyd’s Market. It will take place at 12 different venues across the City of London from 29th September – 2nd October 2015. It is free to attend, and includes talks, a photographic exhibition, speed mentoring and workshops. Speakers includi... Read More »

Monica Allanach Lecture

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries are inviting ISC members to attend a lecture, to celebrate Monica Allanach’s exceptional career. Throughout her lifetime Monica supported and influenced many actuaries, particularly women To recognise her achievement, the IFoA and Prudential UK and Europe are holding a lecture and drinks reception in her name. The lecture Sex in the 21st Century will be... Read More »

Exclusive screening of Sweet Dreams, 10 June 2015

Women for Women International (UK) are hosting an exclusive screening of award-winning documentary Sweet Dreams on the 10th June. The film tells the story of the incredible women behind Rwanda’s first ice-cream shop, who are playing a remarkable role in the rebuilding of their country. The screening will be held at the independent Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise on Wednesday 10th June. Tickets co... Read More »

Lloyd’s lecture - Making a Market for Acts of God

This is an Insurance Institute of London (IIL) Lecture delivered by Paula Jarzabkowski, Professor of Strategic Management, Cass Business School, City University London. In this Lloyd’s lecture, Professor Paula Jarzabkowski will be launching her book “Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk-Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry”. Read More »

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