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Dive In Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance, Toronto, September 29, 2016


September 29, 2016   by Canadian Underwriter


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Following the success of the first Dive In Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance in London last year, Dive In 2016 has gone global. Ten countries, including Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States staged more than 45 Dive In events. This makes Dive In the only international, sector-wide, concurrent diversity and inclusion event of its kind in the world. For Canada, the Dive In Festival took place in Toronto on September 29 at the St. Andrews Club & Conference Centre. A panel of accomplished senior leaders shared their inspiring personal and professional experiences on obstacles they have encountered and what can be done to enable greater diversity and inclusion within insurance. Titled, “A Policy with No Exclusions: Moving the Dial on Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance. Why? Because it’s 2016,” the panel at the Toronto event included, Colleen Johnston, group head, direct channels, technology and marketing for TD Bank Group; Suzanne Labarge, Chancellor of McMaster University and XL Group’s Board of Directors; James McNasby, gener­al counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies’ risk and insurance segment; and William Onuwa, RBC’s chief audit executive.