Spanish colleagues proud to join Empowering Women in Insurance events

A number of Kennedys colleagues in Spain proudly participated in several events last week, which focussed on gender equity and women in the insurance and legal sectors, alongside some of the firm’s key clients and industry peers.

The events, which Kennedys attended, included:

  • A roundtable on female leadership in the leadership sector, hosted by the Women Forward Foundation, the Centre for Financial Studies (CEF) and Abogacía Ahora. Irene Moreno, associate, Kennedys, participated in the discussion.
  • EWI (Empowering Women in Insurance) hosted a roundtable which analysed the evolution of female leadership in the insurance sector. Alicia Fole, senior associate, Kennedys, joined Ana Dores (AXA XL), María Isabel Pascual (Insurance Compensation Consortium), Annade Quirós (Cobertis) The discussion was moderated by an ambassador of the Spanish Association for Young Insurance Professionals.
  • Kennedys also sponsored a dinner organised by RedEWI and the Spanish Association for Young Insurance Professionals. Olivia Delagrange, partner, took part in the discussion with several senior insurance females who shared their views about the career paths for women in the insurance industry. Kennedys associate, Paula Petit, was also present.

The objective of #RedEWI is to reach 40% of management positions filled by women by 2023, and Kennedys is proud to support this mission.

“The insurance sector has jumped on the wave of digital transformation and social commitment, and the role of women is fundamental in these new business models. Although the base of equality is more rooted in newer generations, we must keep working on it. There are two major factors at play here. Firstly, women must free themselves of the barriers that we ourselves put up and secondly, men must be our allies.” – Alicia Fole, senior associate.

“My message for the younger women is to be themselves and not to give up their femininity which will only add value, particularly in leadership. It was also very promising to hear how the next generation of women has become more assertive and won’t accept behaviours that our previous generations probably would have normalised.” – Olivia Delagrange, partner.