The People Development Team is proud to support Lloyd’s Diversity and Inclusion Festival, 29 September – 2 October

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The People Development Team is proud to announce our support for the four-day ‘Dive In’ festival, which was recently launched by cross-market group Inclusion@Lloyd’s. ‘Dive In’ will focus on a number of key themes including gender, LGBT, inclusion, multiculturalism and disability, with each day’s events centring on one of the key topics.

Angie Peacock, Chair, People Development Team, will launch the Inclusion Day with a thought-provoking, frank and engaging insight into the very real impact that Unconscious Bias can have on our thoughts and actions – in both our professional and personal lives.

Other speakers supporting the Dive In festival include John Barnes, Lord John Browne, Jane Hill, Marcus Trescothick and Gok Wan.

Commenting on the news, Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s said, “The insurance industry in general, and Lloyd’s and the Lloyd’s Market in particular, cannot rest on our laurels if we want to attract the best talent, stay globally relevant and keep innovating at the speed that our clients demand.

“That means waking up to subjects like unconscious bias which makes managers hire in their own image, risking missing out on the different perspectives and insights that come from people with different backgrounds, gender, cultures, sexuality and physical impairments.”

‘Dive In’ is the result of widespread collaboration across the market, with sponsors including AIG, Allied World, AON, BNY Mellon, Brit, Hiscox, Hoggett Bowers, JLT, LIIBA, Lloyd’s, Marsh, Mitsui Sumitomo, QBE, RPC, Willis, and XL Catlin

“People work better knowing that they are valued and included. If we create inclusive environments and cultures in our workplaces, more people will achieve their full potential, and that quite simply is good for business,” concluded Dominic Christian, Chair of Inclusion@Lloyd’s and CEO of Aon UK.

For more information on the festival, and how to get involved, please visit www.diveinfestival.com and follow #diveinfest on Twitter for updates.