RPC announces sponsorship of 50 Over Fifty project celebrating women in insurance
Initiative seeks to challenge age and gender bias in the workplace
Project will photograph 50 women from around the UK aged 50 and over
International law firm RPC is supporting a bold initiative challenging age and gender bias by celebrating the positive contribution of women over 50 in the UK insurance industry.
Inspired by the impact of awareness-raising campaigns such as #MotherWorks, #CorporateQueer and 56 Black Men, 50 Over Fifty will photograph 50 women from around the UK and exhibit their images and stories across the nation this summer.
The initiative, which is now open for nominations, aims to show the insurance industry as one that welcomes, supports and actively develops the careers of women over the age of 50.
Nominees must be aged 50 or over and currently work in the UK insurance industry or for a service provider to the industry, such as insurance law or insurance recruitment. All levels and roles will be considered.
RPC partner Alex Anderson, who heads up the firm's Female Insurance Group (FIG), a support and professional development network for women across the insurance industry, said: "RPC is extremely proud to sponsor 50 Over Fifty, which will highlight the contribution of incredible women across the country.
"Since it was launched in 2013, FIG has worked hard to promote gender and age equality in the workplace. While there is a long way to go, initiatives like this show that, in the insurance sector, valuable strides are being made towards a fairer and more diverse workforce."
Simon Laird, RPC's Global Head of Insurance, added: "In a post-pandemic world, it has become even more vital to ensure age and gender bias does not become an obstacle to developing careers or maintaining talent. At RPC, we are committed to promoting a culture of inclusion and are pleased to support such a vital talking point on this issue."
Nominations can be made via www.fiftyoverfifty.org.uk by 4 March.