22/09/2021 10:00 AM

Dive In Festival 2021 - Walking the Tightrope (US)


22/09/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST


Videoflex webinar (from US)



We are very pleased to once again be a global partner of Dive in, the international festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance.

Speakers: Maggie Smith, Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Kim Meninger, Executive Career Success

As workplaces strive for greater diversity, equity and inclusion, traditional gender expectations continue to present challenges for many individuals. Professionals who identify as women often face the double bind -- show up as likable and risk being seen as less competent or leadership-ready; show up as strong and competent and risk being seen as less likable. Professionals who identify as men but don’t fully embrace traditionally masculine norms are often stigmatized as well. Being nice, vulnerable or empathetic can sometimes work against men. While the pandemic has proven that leaders who demonstrate empathy, humility and vulnerability are more effective than their command-and-control counterparts, deep-rooted gender expectations make it difficult for professionals who deviate from traditional gender norms to navigate the workplace and rise to higher levels. This can leave many feeling as though they have a very fine line, or tightrope, to walk.

If you would like to ‘attend’, you must register your attendance on the Dive In Festival events portal.