GROOMING FEMALE LEADERSHIP

Asha Nair

Director, Religare Health Insurance Co.Ltd

Director(Retd), United India Insurance Co. Ltd

When we talk of women leaders in India, the names that spring to our mind readily, are Indira Gandhi, Naina Lal Kidwai, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Ranjana Kumar, Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma.

When we talk of leaders, we mean those individuals who are able to give a sense of direction to a mass of people. So we can have good leaders, like Mahatma Gandhi or Mother Teresa or bad leaders, like Adolf Hitler or Pol Pot.

However, when we talk of leaders in the Corporate Sector, we mean individuals who head organisations as they are expected to give direction to their workforce. They become leaders by virtue of their position.

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES IN INSURANCE SECTOR

Shobha Sah

Principal Officer and Managing Director,

Amicus Insurance Broking Co. Pvt. Ltd.

  • The need for more women leaders in insurance

Insurance sector worldwide employs more women than men. Statistics-wise women comprise 60% of the workforce in insurance. However, women in leadership positions the world over, are lamentably, in minority. There is obviously a gender bias in all sectors of employment and not just in insurance as far as senior positions and board seats are concerned. There is a need, greater than ever, to make things more equitable for women.

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Empowering Insurance Sector through women Leadership.

Ghazala Yasmin                                                                                   

Ph.D. Research Scholar

Department of Commerce and Business Management

Ranchi University

“Women’s are the largest untapped Reservoir of talent in the world”

                                                                                                 – Hillary Clinton

Introduction The principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. The Constitution not only grants equality to women, but also empowers the state to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women. ‘Empowerment’ may be described as a process which helps people to assert their control over the factors which affect their lives. Empowerment of women means developing them as more aware individuals, who are politically active, economically productive and independent and are able to make intelligent discussion in matters that affect them. Present article discusses about empowering women’s leadership in insurance sector in India.

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MARKET SURVEY TO IDENTIFY THE CYBER INSURANCE NEEDS OF COMPANIES IN INDIA

Cyber insurance is a growing segment of the insurance market. It helps companies avoid incurring huge losses from database security breaches. The cyber threat and the resulting loss needs the protection of insurance and through this survey, we want to find out the nature and extent of threat and loss, so that the existing insurance policy can be redesigned to better cover the losses incurred.

It is being conducted by the students of Actuarial Sciences of Islamic University of Science & Technology, Kashmir, as a part of their project. It is being organised and supervised by ASEAN INSTITUTE OF INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT (AIIRM), an institute imparting education and training in insurance and related subjects.

You are requested to kindly help in conducting the survey by answering the following questions to the best of your knowledge and understanding. Wherever necessary, please put a tick _/ against the answer selected. The information provided by you will be privileged information, only for the use of this project and will not be revealed to anyone.

Here is the link to the questionnaire

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PVBupB-hB1iMHd3ViGV1H3xdlpjuaPQm_IshzAtb7LI/viewform?edit_requested=true

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6th Insurers’ Conclave

The first ever summit on Women Leadership on the theme “Empowering Insurance Sector through Women Leadership” on the 30th November 2019, Saturday at Jamia Hamdard, deemed to be University, New Delhi.                                                       

We hope that this conference will throw up facts on the status and acceptability of women leadership in the insurance sector to fuel further penetration and inclusive growth.

>6th Insurers’ Conclave

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