At Beazley we firmly believe that having an inclusive and diverse workplace will support us in our ambitions to outperform the markets in our chosen areas of business. Our experience and market research have shown that employing individuals with wider perspectives and a broader skill base creates a more dynamic, innovative, responsive organisation. In addition, we want to play our part in building a more balanced and fair insurance sector. At the heart of our work to build more successful, inclusive culture is our inclusion & diversity steering committee which works closely with the executive and talent management as well as wider business to measure and monitor our progress towards the goals we set in these areas.
Our active employee networks play an important role in ensuring that colleagues right across the company and in all different territories, functions and levels of responsibility feel they have clear channels through which their voice can be hear and they can get involved in tackling some of the complex issues that will help us to create a more equal and inclusive culture.
Our employee-led networks:
Our network of LGBT+ employees and allies at Beazley - PROUD@Beazley – aims to promote and build an increasingly inclusive, collaborative and safe environment at Beazley, that supports respect and equality for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
The mission of Beazley SHE is to support Successful, High Potential, Empowered Women in Insurance. This means supporting women internally and externally within the industry and providing opportunities for personal and professional development. This network is open to everyone, regardless of gender, across the business. Global events include panels with executive level females hosting careers events and open discussion on challenges they have faced and how they navigated the insurance industry. Another recently organised event by SHE network but open to everyone at Beazley includes a panel discussion on imposter syndrome with external and internal speakers.
Our newest network RACE@Beazley which stands for RAceCultureEthnicity, aims to foster an inclusive environment of belonging for colleagues from races and ethnicities that are minorities within our workforce - an environment in which their cultures can be understood, accepted and celebrated; and actively supports the group’s goal of enhancing the racial and ethnic diversity of our workforce.
Mental Wellbeing Network
Our Mental Wellbeing Network was formed in 2019/20 to provide awareness of and promote positive mental wellbeing and to offer resources for help, support and community to those in need. It focuses on two key areas: Mental wellbeing – encouraging colleagues to focus on their wellness and ability to manage their pressures of day-to-day life and raise awareness of issues through sharing ideas, educating and training.; and the development of a support network to help our colleagues cope with issues of poor mental health that have occurred, whether that is for themselves, a member of their family or a colleague.
The Young Professionals Network
As Beazley continues to grow, more young professionals are joining the organisation early in their careers. We are creating a community of engaged, well informed and career confident young professionals who are here to build the Beazley of the future. The Young Professionals Network (YPN) aims to connect young professionals at Beazley – from those who are new to Beazley or the insurance industry to young professionals further along in their career.
Our I&D activities
Beazley publishes 2020 UK Gender Pay Report
Beazley has published the results of our third UK gender pay gap analysis, performed in line with legislation that came into force in April 2017.
Supporting young women in tech
Paul Willoughby, Beazley’s Head of Insights and Strategy Research and Beazley SHE network committee member explains how he's been supporting gender equality through mentoring.
Beazley signs Race at Work Charter
Specialist insurer Beazley has signed the Race at Work Charter, which aims to improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic employees in the workplace.