IICF Inclusion in Insurance Forum

Advancing Ideas into Action

The IICF International Inclusion in Insurance Forum delivers an impactful and action-oriented program with respected insurance leaders and other innovators from around the globe addressing the advancement of an inclusive future for the industry.

IDEA Resources

The IICF IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) Thought Leadership series is a new inclusion-focused resource introduced in 2020, in conjunction with the IICF Inclusion in Insurance Forum. Through in-depth exploration of diversity, inclusion, equity and accessibility opportunities and challenges, along with other important industry topics, insurance industry leaders and other renowned guest contributions share their expertise and insight with the IICF community.

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: The Key to a Successful Modern Workforce: Challenge All Stigmas and Prejudices
By Jeanette Ward
Chief Operating Officer
Texas Mutual Insurance Company

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: The Broad Reality of Diversity - Insurance Thought Leadership
By Laura Beckmann
President and Chief Operating Officer

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: Two Smart Solutions to Help Confront the Industry’s Talent Crisis
By Al Crook
Head of HR Business Partners and Apprenticeship
Zurich North America

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: The Business Case for Promoting Women to Leadership Roles
By Amy Shore
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: Engaging Employees to Foster Diversity in the Insurance Industry
by Susan Johnson
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
The Hartford

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: Harness Inclusion, Innovation to Solve Insurance’s Toughest Problems
by Sophia Yen
Senior Principal, Insurance Strategy & Innovation Leader, Insurance Consulting Practice


Grace Vandecruz
Founding and Managing Director
Grace Global Capital

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: Year of Challenges Brings Growth, Innovation and Change
by Dr. Robert Hartwig
Clinical Associate Professor of Risk Management, Insurance and Finance
Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Director of the USC Darla Moore School of Business Center for Risk and Uncertainty Management

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: Paying it Forward: Building an Inclusive Future Together
by Enya He
Director, U.S. South Central Region

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: State of Diversity, Inclusion in Insurance
Dr. Lauren Young
AVP, Director of Diversity & Inclusion

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: Honoring Women in the Insurance Industry featuring Barbara Bufkin and Linda Goldstein
by Loretta Worters
Vice President
Insurance Information Institute

IICF IDEA Thought Leadership: IICF’s Dialogue for Diversity Tackles Industry Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership
By Danielle Ling, Associate Editor, Property Casualty 360