WSIA Diversity Foundation

 

The WSIA Diversity Foundation is a charitable organization whose purpose is to promote diversity in the areas of race, gender, sexual orientation and disability and to influence meaningful progress in the diversity of the insurance industry and its talent pipeline. The foundation strives to:

  • Promote diversity and inclusion with the larger, unified voice of the entire insurance industry
  • Focus energy and purpose to influence meaningful progress in the diversity of the insurance industry and its talent pipeline
  • Coordinate programs to promote diversity, develop inclusive workplace cultures, and attract diverse talent to the insurance industry
  • Foster synergy among the diversity programs and initiatives of a large number of industry participants

WSIA Diversity Foundation Initiatives

Existing and potential WSIA Diversity Foundation initiatives and partnerships will include:

  • Investments in the development of risk management and insurance (RMI) programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Collaboration with other industry trade and professional associations to partner, where possible, toward consistent diversity, equity and inclusivity goals
  • Annual summer internship program
  • Annual academic scholarships
  • Grants to existing college/university risk management and insurance programs advancing our diversity goals
  • Student symposiums
  • Support of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), its Gamma SAID initiative (Solutions for Authenticity, Inclusion and Diversity) and focus on a more diverse talent pipeline for the industry Support of the global Dive In Festival, a global movement in the insurance sector to support the development of inclusive workplace cultures