CMS hosts all-female open day at Lloyd’s
Up to 50 female graduates and undergraduates have received a unique insight into the roles available for insurance professionals, at a unique event in the City of London yesterday.
CMS worked alongside the CII and Pioneer Underwriters, with support from the London Market group to develop Insight to Insurance: an event targeted at female undergraduates and recent graduates with no pre-existing knowledge of, or links to, insurance.
Victoria Murray, an associate at CMS, explained: “The day was an opportunity to learn about insurance, what it does and what opportunities these young women have to join in and stand out in a market committed to improving diversity.
“For many young people, especially women, the City of London and the insurance industry can seem opaque. The aim of today’s event is to introduce these ladies to the market, explain how it works and how the roles interrelate and, through panel discussions and an intimate environment in which to ask questions, give them a clear picture of what this sector can offer.”
In addition, attendees developed their understanding of risk through the CII’s Discover Risk interactive game and developed their application skills via an assessment centre run by Aon.
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