The publication aims to tackle the lack of diversity in the industry

The Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (iCAN) has partnered with the Chartered Insurance Institute to launch a publication.

It will feature 35 multicultural and international role models across the profession who will share their journeys, thoughts on cultural diversity, advice for newcomers entering the insurance industry and personal anecdotes.

The launch will take place on May 20 and will feature Sian Fisher, chief executive of the CII, and iCAN co-chairs – Ajay Mistry and Kishan Mangat. It marks the second anniversary of iCAN actively supporting multicultural inclusion in the UK insurance profession.

It follows iCAN announcing its sponsors for 2019 in a bid to drive best practice for inclusion and diversity in the sector. These include Lloyd’s Partner Network, Premfina, Zurich UK and Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty. 

Fisher said: “We are delighted to have the ‘Multicultural and International Role Models in Insurance’ book as the latest addition to our list of publications.

“We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and multi-cultural role models is one area of our diverse community which we should start to celebrate.”

Fisher said that the CII is excited to work alongside iCAN and help raise awareness on the matter.

In March Insurance Times spoke to female trailblazers in the industry and it was highlighted that for insurance as a sector to become more diverse, role models could be a necessary component.

Role Models

Mistry, iCAN co-chair and partnerships director at Brokerbility, said: “We have some outstanding role models in our industry. Now is a great time to make everyone more aware of who some of these people are from all levels. At iCAN, we have had the opportunity to get to know many of those featured in the book, some of whom we work alongside every day. I am proud to work with the CII to share their stories with the wider industry.”

Mangat, co-chair and associate at DWF LLP, added: “Thank you to everyone who participated in the book – your stories will serve as an inspiration to everyone across our industry – whether they are just beginning their career journeys or those who have been a part of our community from the very start.”