Role: Associate Director in Insurance, Leeds
I'm passionate about D&I as I have 2 daughters who will grow up coming from an ethnic minority background and I would not want them to face the challenges I've seen/heard around me over the last 12+ years during my career. Granted, D&I goes much further than ethnicity but my passion stems from this.
The reason that D&I is so important is two-fold in my opinion. Firstly, as the business grows it's important to have a framework in place to ensure we continue to be a business where employees feel like they have a voice, and we can truly say we are a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Secondly, this is an area that many of our clients are trying to navigate their way around simultaneously so the more we can offer to support, the better our relationships become. Our success has a direct correlation to the strength of our relationships so it's important we continue to be at the forefront from both an internal and external perspective.