Taking place from the 21 to 23 September 2021, Dive In - the insurance industry's well-established festival for diversity and inclusion (D&I) has been confirmed for its seventh consecutive year. Following the global success of last year's virtual festival, this year it expects to take on a hybrid format - combining both virtual and physical events.
- Challenging the issue of performative allyship, the festival will focus on the theme of active allyship, calling on the industry to turn intention into action
- Building on last year's success of 30,000 attendees - almost three times that of previous years, the global festival expects to take place in a hybrid format
Since its launch in 2015, Dive In has continued to grow in both numbers and geography. Last year the festival saw its highest turnout with over 30,000 attendees, from 35 countries taking part in 144 online events. This year attendees will once again be able to participate in virtual events all around the world, breaking down geographical barriers and creating a stronger global dialogue on diversity and inclusion.
Dive In provides the insurance industry with the opportunity to take decisive actions to improve diversity and inclusion within the workplace and covers topics including mental health, social mobility, neurodiversity, privilege and cultural diversity within the workplace. This year's festival will concentrate on the need for active allyship. The theme will call on attendees to turn intention into action and take responsibility for making changes that will help others be successful.
Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Willis Towers Watson, and member of the Dive In Steering Committee, Jen Denby adds: "We are delighted that Dive In will be continuing for its seventh consecutive year. 70% of people who registered last year had never attended a Dive In event previously, telling us we still have so many more people within the industry (and beyond) that we need to reach. We hope that Dive In 2021 will provide the insight and action we need across all areas of the globe to make a real impact on D&I in insurance."
The festival continues to count on the support of its Global Festival Partners. Already confirmed are: AIG, Arch Capital Services, Aon, Aviva, AXA XL, Axis, Chubb, CNA Hardy, DLA Piper, Gallagher, Howden Group, Kennedys, Lloyd's, Markel, MS Amlin, RenRe, RMS, Tokio Marine Kiln and Travellers.
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