We are proud to support Dive In 2016

16 Aug 2016

The second Dive In festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance will take place from 27– 29 September and once again BLM is very proud to support this industry wide initiative with a host of activities planned for next month.

For those of you that missed the inaugural festival last year, Dive In was established to helping the insurance industry to prepare for the future; highlighting the business case for diverse and inclusive workplaces and providing practical ideas and inspiration for how to bring about positive change.

This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than before, with more than 50 events taking place over three days in 16 cities across four continents in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the USA. Dive In is the only international, sector-wide, diversity and inclusion event of its kind anywhere in the world!

This year’s subjects include gender, multicultural, LGBT and workability. From the stresses of caring for ageing parents to making the most of your time with the kids, there is a broader and dare we say, more inclusive range of themes this year to ensure that everyone can find relevance in the programme.

Join us as we celebrate diversity and inclusion at BLM

We are pleased to be hosting events in London and Manchester in support of this year’s Dive In Festival. With so much interest from the insurance community, all invitations and event arrangements should be made via the mail Dive In webpage via the new app - http://diveinfestival.com/.

Please do feel free to join us at our Festival Lounge at Plantation Place any time during Dive In.  As well as providing advice and support, our Festival Lounge will be a place where all visitors of the festival can go between, before and after Dive In events. It is also a place to relax, to work and to network with other professionals.

Lunch with Claire Young

Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP

27 September 11:45 – 13:00

Former runner-up of series four ‘The Apprentice’, Claire Young will share her remarkable story from Lord Sugar's Boardroom to setting up social mobility business placing inspirational role models into schools. A lively lunch session charting Claire’s journey since her time on The Apprentice and the lessons she has learnt that have helped her to become a successful woman in business

BLM Dive In Lounge

BLM, Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 3BL

27, 28 & 29 September 11:30 – 14:30

Each day of the festival BLM will be hosting drop in sessions from different organisations across the diversity and inclusion sector, providing advice, information and support materials for visitors. Please come and talk to us any time. We will be hosting Mind, Stonewall, Working Families and the National Autistic Society.

We are also very pleased to be supporting the following event:

Inclusive Leadership


28 September 10:00 – 12:00

A keynote speech from leading specialist Charlotte Sweeney focusing on why creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace is important now, what we need to change to create that environment and what are our individual responsibilities? 

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