How Your Inclusive Journey Can Boost Your Career [Interview with Rose St Louis]

Rose St Louis is former Head of Partnership Development at Zurich Insurance UK where she also chaired their Women’s’ Innovation Network.

This is the second of a 3 part series around the launch of ICAN, the Insurance Cultural Awareness Network.


Here’s some key messages from this episode:

– The meaning of the Gender Pensions Gap

– How Employee Resource Groups can be used to develop products

– Some interesting strategy development lessons from Cricket

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

Recognise your personal journey

“We will be able to attract the next generation of employee if we can show that we are on a journey and they can help us move on that journey”

Create a Collaborative Shared Experience

“Women can’t go on that journey on their own, men need to go with them and understand that journey too”

Employee Resource Groups can be used to develop products

“We have a rising awareness around that and a desire to progress that conversation and to bring it through to something meaningful for the customer as well as keeping pace as an industry with what we should be delivering for the customer”

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– A challenge for you to consider

– An action for you to take

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Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

Rose St Louis Linkedin

Rose St Louis Twitter


The Network of Networks

Gender Pensions Gap 

Dive In Festival

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Check out these related episodes of the show.

How Staff Networks Create Value Through Inclusive Collaboration [Interview with Ajay Mistry]

Why The Insurance Industry Has Put Diversity & Inclusion Front And Centre [Interview with Huw Evans]

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