Incisive Media launches the Women in Insurance Awards 2019

The insurance industry has made significant strides down the road to creating a genuinely diverse, equal opportunities sector but the consensus is there is still a long way to go, especially when it comes to narrowing the gender pay gap, pushing for more flexible working arrangements, and increasing the number of women in senior positions. Those who make it to the top are outstanding role models but there are still far too few women at the top.

These awards will honour the inspiring achievements of women across all parts of the general insurance sector and will also help shape the discussion around how we can improve diversity within the sector as we highlight some of the most forward-thinking initiatives. We hope these will help move the diversity agenda forward, especially for women, as everyone knows there are still many issues to be addressed and challenges overcome. Showcasing excellence and achievement is a vital tool in the continuing battle to establish equality across all parts of the industry and in all roles.

“I’m delighted that Incisive Media have launched the Women in Insurance Awards – the first of its kind in this industry. We are passionate about diversity as a business and our keen to see further recognition for inspiring achievements of women recognised in sectors which are currently under-represented. We hope these awards will help to bring about cultural change and tackle the gender imbalance in the insurance industry,” said Incisive Media’s managing director – events Simone Broadhurst.

David Worsfold, chair of the judges – Women in Insurance Awards, commented: “I have watched women break into senior management and non-traditional roles across the insurance industry but there is still a lot to be done. It is a very different – and much better – industry as a result. Showcasing the achievements of women across the market is a great way of helping the industry tell that story of progress but we also want it to inspire others to make their mark too. These awards will be a celebration of achievement and a starting point for taking the vital next steps towards genuine and lasting equality.”

The awards have already recruited a panel of 21 expert judges and the nomination process opens today, Monday 20th May. The deadline for nominations is Friday 28th June.

For more information about the judges and the awards, please visit: www.womenininsuranceawardsuk.co.uk

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Incisive win AOP B2B silverware for a second consecutive year

Incisive also scooped a highly-commended award in the best native advertising campaign category for its highly-regarded campaign with Samsung Mobility Solutions.

The 2017 AOP awards took place on 28 June at Old Billingsgate in London. The event is recognised as the Oscars of the UK’s digital publishing sector.

The awards were attended by more than 700 of the UK’s best and brightest digital talent and were fiercely contested by more than 100 media organisations across 22 hard-fought categories.

Incisive Media is the only digital publisher to have won best B2B publisher honours two years in a row, and the 2017 gong marks a record fourth win for the company in this category.

This is a real accolade for everyone in the business, from the digital team to our journalists, marketers, sales teams and everyone who makes the business tick,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “It’s doubly significant to us because the AOP awards are so hotly-contested and robustly judged.”

Incisive’s digital success is the result of a programme of sustained investment in its digital capabilities, including the launch of a dedicated native content unit, Incisive Works, global extension of its lead-gen capability, ongoing investment in video content production, and migration to a new cloud-based hosting platform.

“This approach allows us to maximise the quality and authority of our award-winning editorial content across all channels, unlocking new revenues and building increased engagement,” said Whiteley.

Full details of the award and judges’ comments can be found at the AOP Awards site.

Photo caption Left to right: comedian Rob Beckett; Incisive head of advertising technology Darren Sharp; Incisive operations director Robin Shute; Incisive head of digital John Holt; Incisive’s John Barnes; Incisive head of campaign management Rosie Cotterill; Pubmatic’s Emma Newman; and Incisive sales director Paul Harvey.