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May 20, 2022

IICF Hosts Inclusion in Insurance Regional Forums in June

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Top DE&I voices to lead sessions advancing inclusion in the industry while giving back to those in need


LOS ANGELES May 17, 2022– The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, will host the IICF Inclusion in Insurance Regional Forums, a series of events across the US and in the UK dedicated to advancing ideas into action around diversity, inclusion and innovation while benefitting charitable causes. The events will take place in NewYork on June 9, Los Angeles on June 16, Chicago on June 20, Dallas on June 22 and London on September 28. These leadership events bring top voices in industry DE&I together to discuss opportunities, challenges, and successful initiatives, identify positive plans of action and more to create a fully inclusive industry of the future.


This year’s Regional Forums cover a wide range of critical industry topics, including diversity, equity and inclusion, ESG and the future of work.  Forum themes, speakers and panels include:

New York: Creating a Better Future Together
  • Building a Life of Passion and Purpose, with Gayle King, co-host of CBS Mornings, editor at large, Oprah Daily, and Nelba Marquez-Greene, a licensed marriage and family therapist
Los Angeles: Action & Accountability in the Evolving Workforce of the Future
  • Leadership Looks Like Me: Recruiting and Advancing POC in the Workplace, with Deepa Purushothaman, author, speaker, and co-founder of nFormation
Chicago: Practical Strategies to Be More Inclusive in Personal and Professional Relationships
  • Inclusion and the Future of Talent, featuring Nzinga Shaw, president & global head of ESG & DEI practice at ZRG Partners
Dallas: Advancing Ideas into Action: Intentional Change for an Inclusive Future
  • The Story is Hiding in Your Data, featuring Margaret Spence, founder of The Inclusion Learning Lab and The Employee to CEO Project
London:  Social Purpose & Inclusion in Insurance
  • The Business Case for DEI, featuring Seema Bains, partner with DWF


“In 2013, we launched our first women in insurance leadership event to address gender role disparities in the industry. Now, nearly a decade later, we are proud to host the only industry events providing actionable DE&I insight encompassing all aspects of diverse leadership while benefitting charitable causes throughout the US and UK,” said Elizabeth Myatt, VP, Chief Program Officer of IICF. “This year’s Forums boast renowned, impactful speakers from across the business world and we are thrilled to have another important opportunity to address major industry issues today and empower our colleagues to continue progressing towards a fully inclusive industry.”


IICF’s Inclusion in Insurance leadership events were established as the Women in Insurance Conference Series and are the only such events to benefit nonprofit and charitable organizations through IICF's Community Grants Program. Grants awarded through the IICF’s Community Grants Program provide direct support in addressing food insecurity, homelessness, educational disparities, disaster relief and preparedness, and helping children at risk, veterans and more. IICF has contributed more than $42 million to communities throughout the US and UK and provided more than 2.6 million meals to vulnerable children since the start of the pandemic.


This year’s events are supported by the leading insurance businesses in the world, with presenting sponsors including Amwins, CNA, EY, Markel, USAA and more than 40 additional insurance businesses.

To read more about the speakers, view the agenda, learn more about sponsorship opportunities and register, please visit https://inclusion.iicf.org/.



About the InsuranceIndustry 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 nearly thirty years, contributing $42 million in community grants along with 310,000 volunteer hours by more than 110,000 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.

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