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COVID-19 and the insurance industry: Why a gender-sensitive response matters

COVID-19 and the insurance industry: Why a gender-sensitive response matters

24 February, 2021    

Research suggests that COVID-19 has widened gender gaps and impacted women’s risk profile, further increasing their protection gap and the need for insurance.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Women’s Insurance Program is delighted to host the second webinar on women’s insurance markets. Following the first webinar on the opportunity and business case for women’s insurance, the second webinar will look at why a gender-sensitive response is critical as the industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this webinar, Cenfri will provide commentary on how the industry can better consider the needs of women alongside speakers from the IFC Women’s Insurance Program and the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility who will introduce key points from IFC’s guidance note, produced with support from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi). We will hear from InLife Health Care (part of Insular Life) in the Philippines about how they have implemented best practice to serve the women’s market and respond to changing needs in light of COVID-19.

Please register here to join the webinar on 3 March from14:00 to 15:00 CET(8:00-9:00 EST / 13:00-14:00 GMT).

Key speakers:

  • Maria Noemi G. Azura: – Executive Vice President, Seconded as President and CEO of Insular Health Care, Inc. and InLife Sheroes Program Director
  • Jeremy Gray – Cenfri, Resilience Team Lead
  • Sarah Ebrahimi – IFC Women’s Insurance Program, Operations Officer
  • Lisa Morgan (Facilitator) – ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility, Technical Officer

As with our earlier webinar, we will be sharing exciting details on our Women’s Insurance Community of Practice (CoP) launching in April. The CoP is an opportunity for insurers to learn first-hand through additional webinars, coaching, and personalised guidance on how to better serve women customers and grow their market share through a women’s insurance strategy. If you are unable to join the webinar and would like to learn more about the CoP, please contact Sarah Ebrahimi of the IFC Women’s Insurance Program or Lisa Morgan at the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility.

 This event was originally published by the International Labour Organization.

March 3, 2021 -
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm