Sian Fisher, chief executive of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) called for more insurance professionals to sign-up to become an Insuring Women’s Futures ambassador last night (2 July).
Speaking at the Insurance Supper Club event, Ms Fisher said she was looking for more ambassadors to commit to run a financial wellbeing session at work, social groups, universities, colleges, charities, friends and family.
There are already hundreds of Insuring Women’s Futures ambassadors but Ms Fisher challenged more to sign-up in order to meet the “Talk to 10,000” challenge she has set the profession.
The “Talk to 10,000 challenge” requires ambassadors to meet and talk through the Moments that Matter in women’s lives with at least 10 women each, using the Female Financial Wellbeing Guide as a checklist.
The challenge was created after research carried out by the Insuring Women’s Futures initiative discovered in 2019 women still lack financial resilience and are often at a significant financial disadvantage to men.
The initiative, which was created to find ways to improve women’s financial futures for the benefit of the whole of society, also found “Millennial” women are now expected to be worse off than their mothers and grandmothers.
Anyone who agrees to be an Insuring Women’s Futures ambassador will be invited to a training session explaining how to hold a financial wellbeing session during Talk Money Week, which kicks off on 12 November.
They will also be encouraged to share photos and insights from their sessions on social media using the hashtag #MakeEachMomentCount, in a bid to get more women talking about their finances.
Sian Fisher, chief executive of the CII, said: “Women working today should not be worse off than their mothers and grandmothers. Financial wellbeing sessions will help women have a plan to make the most of the pound in their pocket.
“I am confident that if we can get more ambassadors to commit to ‘Talk to 10,000’ later this year, we can help women have the savings, insurance and pension in place that they need to deal with the many challenges life throws at us all.”
Click here to sign-up to become an ambassador: https://www.insuringwomensfutures.co.uk/contact-us/