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.

IICF Virtual Community Programming

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IICF Diversity & Inclusion: Advancing Ideas into Action
Virtual Event – March 31, 12:00 pm EST- 1:00 pm EST

Fireside chat with John Amaechi and Dr. Leroy Nunery
Brought to you by the IICF Boston Chapter
Sponsored by Lloyd’s and in partnership with the NAAIA Chapters

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John Amaechi QBE

Dr. Leroy David Nunery

John Amaechi OBE is a respected organisational psychologist, best-selling New York Times author, sought after public speaker, executive coach and CEO of APS Ltd. He is a non-executive director of a ?2.4bn healthcare organisation, in addition to being a board advisor for several FTSE100 organisations in the financial, legal and professional services, technology, publishing, engineering and retail sectors. In 2019, John was recognised as one of HR’s most influential thinkers by HR Magazine. John is the first Briton to have a career in the NBA.

John is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. He is a Research Fellow at the University of East London and his research interests are effective, inclusive leadership, building high-performing teams and organisational design that maximises productivity and human thriving in readiness for the future world of work.

Dr. Leroy (Lee) David Nunery II is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur with a unique breadth of experiences and competencies formed from forty years in corporate banking and capital markets, higher education, professional sports, charter school management, public education, and with a family-owned electrical contracting firm, Leroy Nunery & Sons, Inc. In 2007, Leroy founded Plus Ultre LLC, a strategic advisory firm whose clients include charter schools, public school districts, non-profit and for-profit enterprises, and governmental entities with a focus on turnarounds, transformations, growth and innovation planning, resource development, talent development, governance training, and diversity and inclusion strategies.

In 2017, Plus Ultre LLC was commissioned by Marsh Companies to author a groundbreaking demographic and psychographic study called “The Journey of African American Insurance Professionals: Past and Present”. Following its publication in 2018 and presentations to insurance carriers, agencies, and trade associations, the Study has been celebrated for its deep analysis of the industry’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) dynamics and acknowledgment of the historic accomplishments of African American practitioners, professionals, and insurance company owners. Plus Ultre LLC consults several industry participants on implementation of D&I strategies, exemplified by engagement with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association to advise on national and state level levels. A future version of the Study will explore the linkages between effective diversity and inclusion practices and corporate performance, and how well-designed D&I programs can affirmatively impact talent identification, selection, and retention.

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Welcome to IICF’s Dialogue for Diversity. We are pleased to offer this new platform to continue exploring important industry opportunities and challenges - and to hear from inspiring leaders - until we meet again at the IICF International Inclusion in Insurance Forum, June 15-17.


Inspiring stories and actionable insights from
insurance industry leaders and beyond

The issues of diversity, inclusion, leadership and innovation addressed at our Inclusion in Insurance and other leadership events remain critical to our industry and our workforce. Working with our incredible speakers, expert panelists and industry thought leaders, we continue to bring together this virtual learning community through video, social media, webinars and live chats.



Ed Majkowski, EY’s Americas Insurance Sector and Consulting Leader, and Tony Steadman, EY’s Global Insurance Workforce Consulting Leader, discuss the dynamic situation of returning to the workplace in the insurance industry. You’ll hear insights on how insurers are faring in this virtual environment, plans for the migration back to a physical workplace, and silver linings of remote working.



Dialogue for Diversity – View previous installments here:

Maggie Doyne, Co-Founder Blink Now: Start Now. Use What You Can
Chris Coladonato, Professional Development Leader at Farmers Insurance: Communication and Environment
Chris Coladonato, Professional Development Leader for Farmers Insurance: Building Connections Virtually
Jamie Whitmore, U.S. Paralympian, on Getting Back in the Game — Returning to Life After Injury or Illness
Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest: The Making of a Rich Life
Panelists: Lori Goltermann, CEO, US, Aon; Susan Rivera, CEO, Tokio Marine; Rekha Schipper, President & CEO, Tangram Insurance Service; Panel Moderated by Gail McGiffin, Partner, EY – Innovations in Leadership
Pascal Finette, Co-Founder, be radical; Linde Hotchkiss, EVP & Southwest Market Leader, ABD Insurance and Financial Services; Mia Lorick; Attorney, RMWBH Law; Jen Tadin President of Small Business U.S., Gallagher - IICF Dialogue for Diversity Live


 IICF’s Inclusion in Insurance leadership events, established in 2013 as the Women in Insurance Conference Series, are the first to offer these creative platforms for exploring important opportunities and challenges in the industry – and the only events of their kind to benefit charitable causes. Support from our engaged community and our generous sponsors makes a direct impact in the communities where we live and work.