The Insurance Supper Club
The Insurance Supper Club (ISC) is a business network for senior women operating in, or involved with, insurance and provide an industry wide networking platform. The ISC hold a number of different events throughout the year, bringing together liked-minded insurance professionals over business related topics.
We consider women to be the key to unlocking the full potential of businesses and corporations. We believe that women and men working together enables a creative tension where diverse thinking flourishes. Diverse thinking is proven to create success and transforms the working culture to the benefit of everyone.
We are committed in this pursuit to continue to engage with and unite female executives and directors throughout the UK, EU and internationally and in doing so develop meaningful cross border business relationships that enhance the appeal of the insurance profession and the protection we offer customers and clients.
Everything we do is aimed at benefiting our profession and broader society.
- To improve the networking opportunities for women
- To proactively help identify and encourage diverse talent
- To provide and improve accessibility of mentors for younger professionals
- To collaborate with men to drive culture change
- To expand our community within the industry globally
Barbara Schönhofer founded the ISC to engage senior women in the workplace and provide a trusted environment where they could meet, network and debate business related issues. The ISC seeks to inspire the next generation of leaders in the industry and the community as a whole.
In 2008 the ISC hosted its first forum, a small private dinner of 10-12 women in a London restaurant funded by participants. This proved very successful and within a year individual founding members were sponsoring quarterly events, mainly in their corporate facilities, which were accepted with broad enthusiasm.
As the success of the ISC grew, and the network expanded, annual dinners and networking events were introduced in the UK, and smaller roundtable dinners across Europe, the US and Canada. In the last three years the ISC introduced an annual event at the RVS Monte Carlo to celebrate women in reinsurance and, more recently, held collaborative events in Hong Kong and India.
The ISC partnered with The Worshipful Company of Insurers to launch ‘Independent Women Insurance Network’ (iWIN), a learning and development forum for women at all levels.
More recently the ISC has affiliated with the Chartered Insurance Institute’s ‘Insuring Women’s Futures’ (IWF) programme, aimed at promoting and enhancing the insurance sector’s role in relation to Women & Risk.
The ISC founder Barbara Schönhofer sits on both the iWIN and the IWF committees, and leads theCareers in Risk branch of the IWF programme. Barbara is also a regular keynote speaker at external global industry events – promoting gender inclusion and talking about the power of networking and personal brand.
For more information please visit www.theinsurancesupperclub.com
If you are interested in becoming a member please would you complete the following application form. On receipt, your request for membership will be forwarded to the ISC Membership Committee who will review the application. Please note this can take a couple of weeks and we will be back in contact as soon as a decision has been made.
In the meantime if you have any queries whatsoever please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The ISC Team