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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – A Conversation with Larry Oney, Chairman of HGI Global

Join Wendy Hicks, Senior Contract and Compliance Consultant at Coulter and Associates, Inc., as she sits down with HGI Global Chairman, Larry Oney, to discuss how his journey, with all of the challenges he faced and successes he experienced, helped to shape the DE&I program at HGI Global.

Understanding Pronouns

A pronoun is a term used to substitute a person’s name when referred to in the third person. In recent years, many of us find ourselves being invited to “offer our pronouns” in meetings or in writing, in both social and professional situations. Here are a few examples of pronouns people may offer:

  • He/him/his
  • She/her/hers
  • They/them/their
  • A combination of the above

What does all of this mean? Why are people invited to offer their pronouns? Why can “they/them/their” be used to refer to a single individual? How can I ensure I’m using pronouns correctly and appropriately?

Join Joni Watke of Academy LGBTQ and Thomas Houck of Thomson Reuters as they answer these and other questions related to the use of personal pronouns.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Acceptance Insurance – A Conversation with Alicia Crenshaw & Pam Magee

Alicia Crenshaw, Sr. Director of Compliance at Acceptance Insurance sits down with Acceptance’s Sr. Director of Culture and Engagement, Pam Magee, who previously served as the Director of Diversity and Development at Broadcast Music, Inc., to discuss the evolution of DE&I at Acceptance, why allyship is important, and what DE&I might look like for the next generation of young professionals.

The Black Insurance Industry Collective – A Conversation with the Founder, Susan Johnson, The Hartford

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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – How AXIS is Creating a More Diverse Work Environment

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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – A Conversation with Trevor Gandy

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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – A Conversation with Ivy Kusinga

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.

Effective Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training Programs for Organizations

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

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Redefining Autism

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

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – How Allianz Led the Way

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.

COVID 19 – How Industry Groups View the Current and Future Impact on Insurance, Part III: It Takes a Flexible Village

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.

COVID 19 – How Industry Groups View the Current and Future Impact on Insurance, Part II

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.

COVID 19 – How Industry Groups View the Current and Future Impact on Insurance

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?

Current Business Landscape – How Insurers and Compliance Professionals Are Making an Impact

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.