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Insider Progress

Building a more diverse and inclusive workforce

Hopefully you’re here because you feel as strongly as we do that building a more diverse and inclusive workforce is critical to the success and prosperity of the (re)insurance market.

Welcome to Insider Progress – a cross-market, free-to-join community launched by Insurance Insider and designed to promote active discussions around building an insurance workplace for the future.

Through our events, we hope to create a place where people will not only meet and network with like-minded individuals, but also be able to benefit from tangible takeaways which can be put into place in your own companies.

Insider Progress will also feature editorial articles, opinion pieces, research, thought leadership and more, designed to arm people with evidence and ideas that can be taken into the boardroom to supplement and inspire your D&I policy building.

Most importantly, this will not be a place where we just focus on the negatives or the horror stories.

We want to provide a clear view of how embracing and celebrating employees’ differences can bring new business opportunities in (re)insurance.

But, in order to truly enact change, we need support from all corners of the market – both men and women, from the new graduate recruit to the C-suite executive.

So, if you're interested in becoming part of a movement that will help companies prepare their workforce for tomorrow, please sign up, get your boss to sign up and start being part of the conversation.



Our upcoming event:
Insider Progress Webinar 2022 Waiting List

Question Time: Is the London market falling behind in the war on talent?

Ask any London market CEO what their biggest business challenges are right now, and talent is sure to be right up the top.

With rising wage inflation and internal market competition for talent hotter than ever, it is clear that the talent pipeline for the London market is broken. And if EC3 is to guarantee its success long term, this challenge must be tackled head on.

Join us for our next Insider Progress event on 8 December, our first in-person gathering since the start of the pandemic.

We will be mixing up the format, with a panel of senior London market executives and a Question Time-style set-up, to encourage free-flowing debate on this business-critical topic. The event will be held under Chatham House rules for full and frank conversation.

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Howden UK Office, One Creechurch Place London, EC3A 5AF

Topics for debate will include:

  • How do we fix London’s broken talent pipeline?
  • What do the younger generation want from their employer?
  • How do we get the London market story out there?
  • Talent retention strategies and case studies of success

Keynote speaker:

  • David Howden, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Howden

Panel speakers:

  • Kirsten Valder, Chief Administrative Officer at Arch Insurance International
  • Caroline Wagstaff, Chief Executive Officer, London Market Group (LMG)
  • Alastair Swift, Head of CRB Global Lines of Business & Chief Executive Officer, Willis Limited
  • Moderator: Catrin Shi, Editor-in-Chief, Insurance Insider

Event registrations are now at capacity. To be added to the waiting list, please contact

Insider Progress webinars and events: