Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Women insurers see inroads on gender equality - BUSINESS INSURANCE

by Mark A. Hofman 
Originally published: July 25, 2016
Publisher: BusinessInsurance.com 

In a survey conducted in conjunction with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s 2016 Women in Insurance Conference Series last month, more than four out of five women say the industry is making progress toward gender equality.

When asked whether they agreed with the statement “strides to achieve gender equality are being made in the insurance industry today,” 12% of the 383 participants responding said they “strongly” agreed and 74% said they “somewhat” agreed. Only 1% said they “strongly” disagreed.

In a statement announcing the results, the Los Angeles-based IICF said that the figures “represent a significant jump” from 2015’s results, when 72% of attendees agreed that strides were being made to achieve gender equality.