Insurance Business: Insurance Cultural Awareness Network partners with Aston Charles

Insurance Business: Insurance Cultural Awareness Network partners with Aston Charles

The Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (iCAN) has unveiled “iCANapply,” the network’s collaboration with Aston Charles Recruitment Consultancy aimed at supporting multicultural hiring. 

As part of the partnership, more than 700 iCAN members will be kept in the know when it comes to the latest insurance industry recruitment opportunities across the UK. The tie-up will also develop resources like whitepapers and blog posts on helpful topics such as interviewing techniques and CV writing.

“We are honoured to be working closely with Aston Charles to give this unique opportunity to our members,” stated iCAN co-chair Ajay Mistry (pictured), who is also partnerships director at Brokerbility.

“A key challenge the insurance industry faces is attracting young talent, building a diverse talent pool, and keeping that talent within our sector. Through exciting initiatives such as this, we provide support and resources, and enable the many interesting job opportunities for our sector to be that much more available for our members and the multicultural community as a whole.” 

Insurance Times: iCAN unveils industry role models for ethnic diversity

Insurance Times:  iCAN unveils industry role models for ethnic diversity

Publication released telling the stories of 35 ethnically diverse role models in insurance in a bid to make the industry more multicultural

The Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (iCAN) launched its role models publication on Monday in a bid to promote diversity in the industry.

The publication – ’Multicultural and International Role Models in Insurance’ features a series of thirty-five ethnically diverse industry role models and tells the story of each individual’s journey into insurance.

It was launched on the organisation’s second birthday, and was accompanied by a full panel discussion on what the industry needs to do to improve its record on ethnic diversity - details of which can be found here.

Insurance Times: Time to improve ethnic diversity - iCAN panel calls for action

Insurance Times:  Time to improve ethnic diversity - iCAN panel calls for action

By Clare Ruel | 23 May 2019

Diversity doesn’t end with gender. A panel debate by iCAN this week shed insight on the lack of ethnic diversity in the insurance industry and what can be done to tackle this issue

Gender diversity has been hotly debated and at length in recent months.

While in February the ABI found that gender diversity is improving in the sector, the Insurance Times Salary Survey showed the situation is still far from where it needs to be.

Industry bodies including the CII have been calling on the industry to do more to tackle the disparity in insurance.

ABI ndings show only 78% of rms have a diversity and inclusion strategy, and while gender diversity continues to be a problem, a less spoken-about issue is only 16% of the insurance are black Asian or minority ethnic (BAME).

The ongoing debate about gender disparity has opened the doors for other more dif cult conversations – and the reminder that diversity doesn’t end with gender was the message at iCAN’s role model publication launch on Monday.

Insurance Business: Revealing insurance's true role models

Insurance Business: Revealing insurance's true role models

“We are delighted to have the ‘Multicultural and International Role Models in Insurance’ book as the latest addition to our list of publications,” said CII chief executive and Insurance Business columnist Sian Fisher.

“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. We are excited and delighted to work alongside iCAN to help raise awareness of how we work and thrive in a multi-cultural profession and to celebrate the profile of these amazing members in our profession.”

Insurance Times: iCAN partners with CII to launch diversity publication

Insurance Times: iCAN partners with CII to launch diversity publication

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.



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Insurance Business: Insurance Culture Awareness Network announces partnership with leading UK firms for its “Year of Impact”

The Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (iCAN) announces its 2019 sponsors: Lloyd’s Partner Network, PremFina, Zurich Insurance UK and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. As its “Year of Impact,” in 2019, iCAN will work with sponsors to host a full events programme to drive and support multicultural inclusion in the insurance industry.