Diversity & Inclusion enjoys grassroots support across the insurance industry with volunteer Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at the company level focused on gender, cultural or LGBT inclusion (among other examples). Other groups like LGBTQ+ inclusion network LINK operate at a sector-wide level, providing valuable support and community for people in a wider context, and where their own company might not be large enough for a specific support group.
This year, Inclusion@Lloyd’s launched a new Partner Networks initiative to recognise the importance of the most prominent of these sector-wide groups, providing financial and logistical support to help them focus more resources on their mission and spend less time looking for funding and building visibility.
Participation and membership of Partner Networks is open to anyone who works in insurance, which helps share best practice between companies while providing vibrant sector-wide business networking. By encouraging the Partner Networks to work together, the new initiative also helps highlight intersectionality where they overlap in areas like gender and culture, or parenting and single-sex relationships.
The four official Partner Networks are: