CareerView - Diversity and Inclusion


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Ashish Ahluwalia (Principal at Finity Consulting) and Lesley Traverso (Director at Talent Insights) discuss the Institutes' Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DIWG) and how diversity and inclusion is crucial for innovation in the workplace and how businesses can create a strategy that includes diversity as a key focus. Ashish Ashulwalia and Lesley Traverso discuss the three main areas that council have put forward into the Diversity and Inclusion action plan as part of the working group's strategy for the year including; 1. Creating a diverse and inclusive environment for members and HQ staff 2. Encouraging committees and working groups to represent the diversity of the Institute memberships 3. Promoting the benefits of diversity within the profession from an internal and external perspective Ashish and Lesley also discuss how the Institute can promote it's larger takeup in the STEM field for women with ANU discussing the 35% to 65% female to male split in actuarial studies, which is encouraging considering the 15% average female to 85% male takeup that technology and engineering fields have. Ashish asks a range of questions including: - What do you think the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group is trying to achieve? - Can a lack of diversity be a major barrier to innovation? - What advice do you have for people in navigating tricky situations around diversity? - What might we be doing differently in 10 years time? - What are the key outcomes you would like the group to have achieved in the next few years? Listen in to the podcast to find out more about the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and read our article on the groups goals and members below; Download the Transcript here Follow the Actuaries Institute across all social; ? Facebook: ? Instagram: ? Twitter: ? LinkedIn: ? Spreaker: ? YouTube: You can earn two CPD points for every Podcast listened to.

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