Now in its sixth year, the Dive In Festival celebrates diversity and inclusion in insurance, across the globe, by providing people with understanding, knowledge and the tools to implement positive change. Its mission is simply to advance diversity and inclusion across the insurance sector.
An initiative of Inclusion@Lloyd’s, a cross market collaboration of C-suite executives and industry associations driving the strategic push for greater diversity in the Lloyd’s market, Dive In is the sector’s only international D&I festival that runs concurrently in multiple organisations across all continents, representing every corner of the industry, from the smallest brokers to the largest multi-national companies. The festival raises awareness and builds momentum, and aims to engage and educate people within the Lloyd’s market on the importance of diversity and inclusion in insurance by providing people with understanding, knowledge and the tools to implement positive change. It helps promote a different view of insurance to a variety of stakeholders and to prospective employees both within and outside the industry.
The Dive In festival has grown from a Lloyd’s market event in London at launch in 2015 to become an award winning global movement that is embraced by the wider insurance industry. If Dive In has a vision, it is that insurance is recognised as a progressive industry where workplace cultures create a level playing field for talent, attracting the very best people regardless of age, gender, class, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, care responsibility or disability. Its mission is to create engaging moments of shared insight and experience that inspire behaviour change at the individual and institutional level to support the creation of inclusive cultures that are good for business and best for people.
The festival will run 22-24 September 2020 with events taking place in more than 60 locations around the world, many in which Kennedys has a presence.
In recognition of new ways of working, the festival will take on a largely virtual format this year, with many events around the world being held online. The festival organisers are hopeful that the new format will reach a wider, more global, audience and increase overall participation. Given the current global situation, with so many people still working from home and under lockdown restrictions, a virtual festival takes on particular relevance and significance.
We have a distinctive culture at Kennedys that makes us a successful firm where people enjoy coming to work. Our culture is a source of strength and differentiates us from our competitors. We are very conscious that as a diverse and global firm we need to ensure that everyone, whoever or wherever they are in the firm, shares and embraces our values. Underpinning our values is our involvement in events that celebrate diversity and inclusion within the sectors in which we operate.
Kennedys is very proud to be a global partner of this year’s festival.