IGI hosts the Dive-In Festival for Inclusion and Diversity in Amman

Aaida-Abu-Jaber,-Head-of-Public-Relations-and-Marketing-at-IGI

International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI) is proud to play an important role in the fourth annual Dive In Festival for diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry and host it in Jordan for the first time.

The Dive In Festival, which is taking place in 27 countries and more than 55 cities around the world between September 25th -27th, was created to encourage inclusive culture in insurance organizations under the theme #time4inclusion. This year marks the start of a two-year campaign, Awareness into Action, to harness the energy of previous years to encourage action across the sector.

IGI will host Jordan’s first Dive In festival at the Grand Hyatt in Amman on 26th September, under the name ‘Glassed In Dive In’. The festival will include a discussion, which will be led by the renowned Mayyada Abu-Jaber, one of Jordan’s foremost advocates for women empowerment, on increasing the value of women in the workplace.

Mayyada founded and headed Jordan Education for Employment and JoWomenomics and is managing director of the World of Letters. She is an ECHIDNA Global Scholar at the Brookings Institute.

Guests and speakers will represent diverse parts of Jordanian society including government, civil society and the private sector. The discussion will be followed by a performance from the young dancers of the Jordan National Center for Culture & Arts.

Aaida Abu-Jaber, Head of Public Relations and Marketing at IGI, said: “Our company is an equal opportunity employer and we are proud to have a 50:50 male to female ratio among our staff. We see ourselves as role models in the industry. We are delighted that this year’s country spotlight of the festival is Jordan. We are hosting the Dive In festival because we believe that diverse and inclusive businesses are more innovative, creative, profitable and fun. We are all responsible to demonstrate through action and not words that insurance is a great career that is open to all.”

Pauline Miller, Head of Talent Development and Inclusion at Lloyd’s, said: “We’re excited and encouraged to see Dive In taking place in Jordan for the first time this year, showing that the continued growth of the festival is felt across a multitude of regions. The 50:50 female to male ratio at IGI is already an accomplishment to be celebrated, so it seems fitting for IGI to host the first collaborative event in Jordan to focus on the actions needed to increase diversity and inclusion and in turn productivity, innovation and growth. We look forward to seeing the results of an insightful discussion with one of the region’s key prominent female leaders and representatives from the local market.”

The festival has continued to garner support with the highest number of gold sponsors from the insurance industry. Gold sponsors include: AIG, Aon, Chubb, CNA Hardy, Guy Carpenter, Jackson, Lloyd’s, M&G, Marsh, Miller, Prudential, PwC, Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin and Zurich, alongside gold festival partner Kennedys. This year’s silver sponsors have also been confirmed as: Allianz, Beazley, Direct Line Group, Ed, Gallagher, JLT, Markel, MS Amlin, RenaissanceRe, Travelers and THB. Our silver festival partners are Oliver James Associates and Resource Solutions.

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