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

The Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (“iCAN”) is pleased to announce its 2019 sponsors which it will partner with to deliver a “year of impact.” Over the course of the year, iCAN will work with sponsors: Lloyd’s Partner Network, Zurich UK, PremFina, and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty to deliver a full programme of events which aim to promote multicultural inclusion and progression, and celebrate the benefits of inclusion and diversity within the insurance sector.

After a successful series of events in 2018 with more than 600 participants, the 2019 programme features a wide range of topics including wellbeing, speed mentoring, panel debates and a wide variety of opportunities to network with multicultural colleagues across the industry. iCAN and its 500+ strong membership aims to drive industry best practice and engagement around all facets of diversity and inclusion. The network encourages brokers and insurers to join them and find out how iCAN can help promote their own diversity and inclusion agenda, add value to CSR activities, help them become a voice in the conversation, and network with like-minded individuals. 

 “We are delighted to be working with some amazing organisations who are committed to supporting multicultural inclusion and making a difference for the BAME community in insurance,” said Ajay Mistry, iCAN Co-Chair and Partnerships Director at Brokerbility. “I thank them for their continued support, and know that with them in 2019, we can build on the progress we have made to date. We started iCAN in 2017, and I’m very proud of what we have delivered so far, but there is still so much to be done.”

Co-Chair, and Associate at DWF, Kishan Mangat also noted, “Our sponsor’s support is essential to iCAN’s success, and I’m excited to make 2019 our best yet. Although with industry partnerships and sponsors, plus other D&I networks in London, we can make progress – we must keep the pressure on and make an impact for BAME in our industry. I call on our industry, be they insurance companies, brokers or suppliers, to get diversity and inclusion and multiculturalism on their agendas. We know 2019 is going to be our year of impact, and with our two year anniversary just around the corner, we cannot wait to show everyone what we have in store.”