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Carmen Duarte NamedNU Property Casualty360 DE&I Honoree
Duarterecognized for efforts to promote and advance IICF’s IDEA Council initiatives
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 21, 2022) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, is pleased to share that Carmen Duarte, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Social Impact at Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions, IICF IDEA Council Talent Subcommittee Chair and Boston Chapter member, was named to NU PropertyCasualty360’s Luminaries Class of 2022 in the diversity, equity and inclusion category.
The Luminaries award program spotlights innovation in the property & casualty insurance sector. Duarte received this honor for her work supporting the IICF IDEA Council’s development of the IICF Talent Hub and MentoringAlliance, two new initiatives dedicated to advancing diversity, equity andinclusion in the industry and providing greater access to opportunities and leadershippositions in insurance.
“IICF is proud to have an inspiring, enthusiastic and dedicated leader like Carmen at the helm of our Talent subcommittee,” said Betsy Myatt, Vice President, Chief Program Officer and Executive Director of the Northeast Division of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF). “Carmen’s outstanding leadership and guidance have been instrumental as we work to build a fully inclusive insurance industry by providing talent from across our communities with access to the resources they need to succeed.”
The IICF Talent Hub is a platform featuring job search tools, testimonials from industry members, a unique new insurance-only job board, developed in partnership with Indeed, and a number of other important resources. The platform, brought to life under Myatt’s leadership, provides underrepresented talent with access to professional opportunities and resources to raise awareness of the plentiful opportunities in a career in insurance and help interested candidates find their footing in the industry.
Duarte and the IICF IDEA Council Talent Subcommittee have also developed a pilot of the new IICF Mentoring Alliance, a program designed to combat the lack of underrepresented communities at the executive level. The program connects insurance professionals from underrepresented communities who are assuming initial leadership roles and have five to 10 years of experience with mentors from diverse backgrounds. The goal is for mentors to provide these talented professionals with trusted industry leaders who can help them develop further and succeed professionally. To start, the program currently has 11 pairings in place.
To learn more about IICF’s IDEA Council, please contact Betsy Myatt, IICF Vice President and Chief Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. IICF will continue valuable talent conversations and advance ideas into action on diversity, equity and inclusion at next year’s IICF Inclusion in Insurance Global Forum on June 13 – 15, 2023.
About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) is a unique nonprofit that unites the collective strengths of the insurance industry to help communities and enrich lives through grants, volunteer service and leadership. Established in 1994, IICF has served as the philanthropic foundation of the insurance industry for more nearly thirty years, contributing$42 million in community grants along with 300,000 volunteer hours by more than110,000 industry professionals. IICF reinvests locally where funds are raised, serving hundreds of charities and nonprofit organizations, for maximum community impact. IICF is a registered nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Learn more at www.iicf.org or follow us on social media: @doubleicf.