Susan Johnson is the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at The Hartford, responsible for leading enterprise-wide DEI initiatives and aligning them with business, sustainability and talent strategies. She partners with leaders across the organization to create inclusive and equitable work environments and realize a culture that enables all employees to be and do their best. Susan worked alongside a group of racially diverse insurance industry leaders gathered to address the challenge of increasing the representation of people of color within the insurance industry, which led to the creation of the Black Insurance Industry Collective (BIIC) whose goals are to accelerate the advancement of Black professionals in the insurance industry and increase the representation of Black leaders at the executive level. Susan will discuss the mission of the BIIC, the important work it as well as the Hartford are doing in the DE&I space, and the subsequent industry influence.
In keeping with AICP’s initiative of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion awareness and implementation solutions in the workplace, we are pleased to feature yet another industry leader. Axis, a specialty insurer and reinsurer headquartered in Bermuda, is generating fresh insights as the company has successfully invested in intentional DEI practices. Join Constance Jackson, Senior Regulatory Compliance Analyst -in the Legal and Compliance Division at Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty NA, and co-chair of AICP’s DEI committee, as she sits down with Gail Wien, Head of People Engagement for AXIS, to discuss what AXIS’ experiences and successes have been in advocating for a more diverse work environment.
Join Trevor Gandy, Managing Director, Talent, Diversity and Inclusion at Markel Corporation as he joins Jennifer Montoro of Everest Insurance to discuss the shift in the workplace and the impact of contemporary events within the political climate. They’ll also discuss measuring inclusivity and diversity within the workplace. Lastly, Trevor will talk about ongoing DE&I initiatives within Markel.
Join Ivy Kusinga, Chief Culture and Talent Officer for Chubb Insurance as she joins Jennifer Montoro of Everest Insurance and shares with us her story of overcoming adversity and triumph and what it means to be the Chief Culture and Talent Officer of one of the largest P&C Insurers. Ivy and Jenn will have a frank and open conversation about racial and gender dynamics, rejecting falsehoods and the importance DEI has within an organization’s overall culture.
In the year and half since the George Floyd murder and ensuing social uprising, organizations of all kinds have shown increased interest in learning about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Many firms endeavor to offer training and education programs for their employees in this area. It’s natural to feel paralyzed about how to begin to address DEI education within and across an organization. Have you considered engaging a DEI consultant or team to chart a path forward for change?
Join veteran DEI consultant Cindy Chambers of Solutions Arts and Thomas Houck of Thomson Reuters as they dig deep into the topics of DEI learning and development, consulting, and change. In this conversation, Cindy and Thomas define terminology, share a list of essentials to engage DEI vendors and consultants, and outline action steps to create change. Among many of the questions answered in this podcast are the following:
- What are the qualities you should look for in a DEI consultant? (There are four of them!)
- What are the key elements that make for an effective program? (There are five of them!)
Cindy and Thomas both gratefully acknowledge the expertise and resources available on these topics at the Equity Literacy Institute. Find out more atwww.equityliteracy.org.
Join Maisie Soetantyo, founder and principal of Autism Career Pathways, in her discussion with Thomas Houck of Thomson Reuters as she redefines the concept of meaningful employment for neurodivergent coworkersand discusses how organizations can embrace an authentic inclusivity culture. For more information, visit www.autismcareerpathways.org.
Establishing and running a DEI program for employees can be daunting, but Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty is rising to the challenge with success. Join your host Thomas Houck of Thomson Reuters as he sits down with Constance Jackson of Allianz to discuss the DEI program Constance helped pioneer at her company in the wake of the George Floyd tragedy of 2020.
Lisa Brown and Carol Emory join Karen Pollitt and Scott Whitaker in this final installment of Covid-19’s impact on the insurance industry. Learn about what challenges they have encountered and how policies and procedures have been reshaped.
Karen Pollitt and Scott Whitaker continue the discussion with Karen Melchert on how Covid-19 has impacted the insurance industry. Listen as they discuss how the industry has changed, and what the future of insurance will look like.
Dan Cotter answers questions from Karen Pollitt and Scott Whitaker regarding the pandemic’s impact on the world of insurance. They discuss challenges, lessons learned, and what has been most surprising among the different industry groups. Listen to find out the answers to such questions as when will all of this be over? and which state reacted best?
Welcome to the inaugural AICP podcast. In this first episode, Karen Pollitt and Scott Whitaker talk with Karen Hornig, CEO of NIPR, the National Insurance Producers Registry about the importance of insurance during times of crisis.