Acknowledging and Addressing Invisible Struggles Within Diverse Teams

The actuarial profession strives to function as a meritocracy, but barriers impacting some groups more than others often prevent us from achieving that ideal. Even for credentialed actuaries, being the only person like you in a meeting or among senior leaders presents unique challenges that may be hard for people from the majority to understand. These barriers can hinder their sense of belonging, ability to contribute fully, and limit opportunities for advancement. In this session, we will share data on representation in the actuarial profession, discuss key issues faced by underrepresented groups within the profession, and share strategies that both impacted individuals and allies can employ to address these issues.

  • Date:Monday, September 13
  • Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
  • Session Type:Luncheon
  • Session Code:DV-1
  • Level of Knowledge:Level 1: No prior knowledge of the subject
  • Moderator:Kendra Letang
Jessica Leong, FCAS
Zurich North America
Mallika Bender, FCAS
Casualty Actuarial Society
Simone Walker, ACAS
CNA Insurance Companies
Jacob Akstins, ACAS
Nationwide Insurance
Daniel Fernandez, FCAS
Partner Re