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Diversity Action Group

The Diversity Action Group (DAG) is committed to supporting the IFoA in developing, delivering and evolving its strategic diversity objectives as set out in its Diversity Strategy and Diversity Action Plan.

In particular, these objectives, as set out in the latest Action Plan are to:

  • create and support an inclusive environment;
  • embrace the value of diverse perspectives; and
  • build awareness and understanding of diversity within the profession for the benefit of our members, the public and profession as a whole.

The DAG seeks to support the IFoA by leading work-streams on:

  • Toolkits:  Developing diversity toolkits for a range of situations to showcase and share best practice - e.g. maternity and paternity provision and returnships
  • Campaigns:  Leading campaigns and initiatives to promote diversity amongst IFoA members, volunteers and staff
  • Resource and capability:   Establishing effective communications across a range of online and other channels to maximise our reach and impact, including on IFoA website and LinkedIn
  • Mentoring:   Supporting the Actuarial Mentoring Programme (AMP), a cross-company mentoring programme designed to improve diversity within the actuarial profession
  • Events:   Initiating and delivering diversity events
  • Data:  Gathering and analysing information and data to support or inform actions and strategy, and to measure progress
  • Communications:   Promoting the diversity agenda through various means including case studies, blogs, news articles and social media

Members who are interested in supporting one of these work streams should contact

You can join the conversation around diversity in the actuarial profession through our LinkedIn group.

In addition to joining the LinkedIn group, we invite members to play a potentially more proactive role by signing up to the DAG Volunteer Group.

You can learn more about the IFoA's approach to diversity and find the latest content on diversity in the actuarial profession - all supported by the DAG - in the About Us section.

Members of the DAG managing committee:

  • Chika Aghadiuno (chair)
  • Rosalind Rossouw
  • Zoe Burdo
  • Helena Ingram
  • Mahima Agarwal

Chika Aghadiuno, DAG chair"As a profession representing members from a multitude of organisations, we are no less impacted than any other individuals and groups in terms of matters relating to representation and inequities. Alongside the IFoA, myself and fellow volunteers of the DAG are working hard to tackle these issues and exploit our skills and understanding of risk and data in the pursuit of progress."

Chika Aghadiuno, DAG chair

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Events calendar

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    The role of actuaries within the health sector varies considerably from one country to another, due to differences in the local evolution of health systems and the funding models for health services. 

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.

  • The Many Faces of Bias

    2 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar looks at the many types of biases, both conscious and unconscious and the impacts they can have in the workplace.  Raising our own awareness and understanding of the issues can help us avoid the pitfalls of unconscious bias in particular.  We’ve all heard the phrase ‘office banter’ but are we sure that’s how those on the receiving end perceive it and is it ok to go along with it?